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Sad but Dumb... When People Quit Care

Quite accidentally, my wife, Carole, got news of a practice member who quit 30 years ago, back when my office was in Larkspur Landing.

How do we remember this guy? Well my wife has a remarkable memory anyway. I do not. But I did remember this guy. We’ll call him “Joe.”

Joe came to me with horrible, debilitating migraines. He never slept more than two hours at a time, because his migraines woke him up. For relief, he carried around an oxygen tank, and for the worst times, at syringe full of some weird drug that was a derivative of LSD.

Way in the beginning of my practice, I was not as strong in my chiropractic philosophy as I am now, so I did take insurance. In thosepoison pill days, everybody did. Joe came almost daily, for many months, at virtually no cost to him. The results? Subluxations corrected, and migraines disappeared, totally. The insurance coverage stopped, and he did, too. To be blunt, he was too cheap to pay for what was clearly saving his life… Chiropractic. And, he was into being “disabled.”

Once you quit, two things happen. Since they are deeply embedded patterns, subluxations return. Subluxation Degeneration, which may have started to slow down and even reverse, will re-start. It will continue its ugly degenerative processes. Secondly, new subluxations happen from events of everyday life, not just severe traumatic events. Minor, repetitive events, like poor posture driving or working on the computer, create subluxation. And not just physical. Injurious chemicals… vaccinations, other drugs, smoking, industrial exposures, can physically move bone, leaving subluxation. Then there is emotional causation… stress! All this adds up.

You take someone as bad as Joe, and things… vertebral subluxations… get out of hand, and life gets terrible.

Yes, his migraines came back. Since he had better insurance coverage for medical care, that’s what Joe went back to. All the drugs to cover up the pain took a terrible toll on his health, on top of the awful damage wreaked by massive vertebral subluxation.

So… how is Joe doing now? Yes, he is truly disabled now. He’s a year younger than me. He lives in a cheap apartment above a retail store. He looks like he’s 100, not 61. He can barely walk, so he never leaves his apartment. He has had numerous joints replaced, and he is on a ton of drugs. His life is a nightmare.

Plenty of people have never had real chiropractic care, because they have never been exposed to it. (YOU can fix that, by telling everyone you know, who has enough sense to listen, about Chiropractic.) Going to chiropractors who are putting out third-rate physical medicine doesn’t count. The tragedy is that Joe HAD REAL CHIROPRACTIC, and then he let it go.

Joe chose to flush his own life down the (medical) toilet. What a shame!

Don Harte, D.C.

Marin Straight Chirtopractor

Liberator of Innate

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