Today, a patient came in saying they felt no improvement- this had been their third visit. And now this person was afraid that since we had no improvement, and no improvement with the three other chiropractors, and half-dozen medical doctors visited, then this was hopeless.
Now, I don’t think I am the greatest thing since sliced bread…but by the third visit, I definitely see improvements – Unless…. there is an underlying emotional component.
Now, I suspected this on the last visit, because this person reported no improvement at all. And I probably should have addressed it then, but didn’t.
I asked this person some questions regarding stress in their life, and just listened. Most of the time, the patients will tell you the underlying cause if you just listen long enough. This person went on to tell me how the pain increased when they were feeling anger.
A-ha! The answer! After addressing this issue with questions, I got a rather big emotional release from them…and a decrease in the pain.