Mechanicsville, Virginia — I wanted to give a brief report about the weekend. I went to Roanoke for the fall convention of the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association. Very helpful sessions. One of the sessions emphasized how most folks with musculoskeletal pain, injuries, or chronic pain syndromes are not getting better today the way they did 20 years ago. The point was we have more toxins in the environment (that get in our bodies), more prescription drugs in our system, and our food is not as nutrient rich as it used to be. One, both, or all of these make it hard for our bodies to heal from injuries or allow an adjustment to correct subluxations. So the solution is often a combination of chiropractic and proper supplementation. In the past just the adjustment was enough. I’ll continue to learn more on the topic. It was encouraging to know there are more solutions out there for tough cases.
We also held elections for board members. Yours truly will remain a board member. I will represent the East portion of the 4th district… For those who wouldn’t know, that is the Richmond area stretching a path south to the North Carolina border. Also for those who didn’t know, I’ve held the position for more than 8 years! It has been good fun, and as I see it, important for patients and the profession. The next two years are going to be so important with Obamacare moving from legislation into actual reality for the general public. Chiropractors need to be a part of the process for the benefit of all of our patients and the general public that hasn’t yet made it into our offices.