CBP stands for Chiropractic Biophysics and it is a specific technique within chiropractic care. Being a CBP practitioner is more labor intensive for the doctor because you have to do thorough examinations. You have to do x-rays. You have to analyze the x-rays and then you have to present that information to the patient in a way that is different from the way most people go to chiropractors for, which is pain management.
CBP Chiropractors have to present a whole different foreign concept of total body wellness through correction of the spine instead of just focusing on pain management. So what winds up happening for a lot of patients is, they contact a chiropractor because they want pain relief but chiropractic care is so much more than that. However, most chiropractors don’t bother to tell patients that. They just focus on what the patient is interested in which is the pain management part of it. Once the pain management has happened then the person disappears and they don’t continue.
Chiropractic care was not designed to do that. It was designed to take care of your spine, even if it doesn’t hurt because that is what keeps your body healthy. That concept is foreign for a lot of people. Especially the Western philosophy of medicine which, promotes reactionary care which, is to wait until something is hurting or wait until your injured to go get medicine or go get fixed. Versus the Eastern philosophy of medicine which, is to take care of the body that you have before it’s hurt before it gets sick. It’s a lot easier to stay well than to try to get well. Because of this, there are a lot of people who don’t know or they don’t think about being preventative.
That is what CBP Chiropractic care is. It is preventative care of the body. So that is a challenge in and of itself and might be a reason that many chiropractors don’t bother. It is also labor intensive for the doctor because they have to perform x-rays. If you are getting adjusted and you don’t have x-rays done you are taking the chance on permanent problems being done to your body. A doctor has to know what is going on structurally inside before they adjust and that can only be seen through x-rays.
If you go to other states that have different philosophies on health you’ll find there are more CBP chiropractors there. If a state has a philosophy of wellness you may find more CBP practitioners in that state.
The other reason is that CBP is a diplomate, which means that you will have to do additional schooling after chiropractic college. There may be a lot of chiropractors who don’t want to do extra training or extra education and that’s another reason there may not be more CBP chiropractors. It is not a branch of chiropractic care that is taught in the basic school systems so it is extra training that you will have to go for which can be expensive and time-consuming.
Doctors should always be learning and CBP Chiropractors have to always learn in order to keep their certifications up. Would you rather get care from someone who has a First aid certification or an EMT? I don’t know about you but I would rather receive care from an EMT, so why would you see a Chiropractor when you can see a CBP Chiropractor?
Do your body a favor and put it on the track to wellness. Make an appointment with a CBP doctor today and get on the road to health.
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