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My Dad Was a Chiropractor

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Chiropractors see new patients that come from all sorts of backgrounds and upbringings. I’d imagine nearly every chiropractor that’s been in practice ten years or more has many times heard “My dad was a chiropractor” during a patients first visit. Our initial reaction may be to get excited, because every kid of a chiropractor has a story to tell.

Recently a new patient in their mid fifties walked into an office I was visiting and said “My Dad was a Chiropractor.” I glanced at a doc who was standing nearby and we both replied “awesome!” Excited to hear their story I naturally responded by saying, it’s great you’ve been able to get adjusted all these years. The patient-to-be replied that he hadn’t been adjusted in quite some time, as he’d been unable to find someone who could adjust like his dad.

We’re supposed to be better at adjusting than the generations of chiropractors before us. If chiropractic were like professional sports, none of us would have employment. Learn to palpate & learn to adjust. That was the mantra of many chiropractors before me.

We have so much to be thankful for with everything that’s been prepared for us. Success in practice can come easy to the chiropractor of today, but perhaps that success is measured in Likes vs getting sick people well, and keeping the well from getting sick.


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