Oh, You’re A Chiropractor?

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Ever since I’ve been a practicing chiropractor, which at this point is a little over sixteen years, I get asked a lot of questions. That’s fine with me, questions are great and I love answering them, it’s all part of the territory. But I wish I had a dollar for each time I was out of the office, in my street clothes so to speak, at a block party or a little league game, and during polite conversation the question comes up: So, Tony, what do you do?I’m proud to let my courteous new acquaintance know that I’m a chiropractor, and I’m never surprised by the usual response I receive. “Oh….a chiropractor? That must be interesting…” It’s at this point the conversation trails off, directed back to the game, or the weather or anything else besides the elephant in the room.One time, at a wedding, I was seated with a table of very friendly people that I had never met before and this same scenario played out. I decided to ask the table, straight out, why did the mention of my profession always seem to be a conversation killer? The answer was very enlightening.It seems that most folks really don’t understand what a chiropractor does. You know the saying about not seeing the forest through the trees? That was me, up until this point. I just assumed that everyone knew the healthy benefits a chiropractor offers their patients. Boy, was I wrong! The general assumption of people who had never visited a chiropractic office ranged from “all chiropractors were goofy, oddball doctors who used everything short of casting spells to cure pain”, to “chiropractors don’t have to complete any type of training, they can order their license from the back of a cereal box!” I’m not kidding, this was the general perception! Not of everyone, mind you, but of those who “heard it somewhere” and just assumed it was fact.I would just like to explain the broad strokes of the benefits of chiropractic care.

  • We offer treatments that can help alleviate the pain of several various ailments such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, back and neck pain, Sciatica, whiplash, arthritis, etc.
  • Often, through spinal adjustments, we are able to rectify common daily aches and pains that may have been troubling the patient for years, but they have never addressed the cause of the problem. I never tire of helping clients with problems such as this. Often they have been taking pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicine, only masking the problem.
  • All of our treatments are non-invasive and non-surgical, which is a pretty big deal. Ask anyone who had back surgery for a problem without looking into chiropractic alternatives. I’ll bet they wish they would have at least consulted with a chiropractor prior to the procedure.
  • A lot of chiropractic offices, including Whitehall Health Centre, offer a variety of other programs to assist in your overall quality of life including: weight loss and nutrition programs, lipo laser programs to reduce unwanted inches, massage, even teeth whitening!

Again, this is just a thumbnail sketch of what chiropractors do. I can be a little long winded, but I don’t want to bore you with all the details. I would be happy to talk with you about the services I offer as well as some other topics I didn’t even mention here. Just give me a call at 412-885-2929 and schedule a Free Consultation. Bring a list of questions with you and I will do my best to answer them. And just so we can get right into the heart of our conversation, make sure question number one isn’t “So, what do you do?” You know the answer to that, however, I think I just decided on a better response. I help people.

Dr. Decesaro

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