Why Your Chiropractor Probably Hates Google
By Genevieve Cunningham
What did we ever do before Google? In today’s world, anytime that we need to know something, we simply Google it. A few clicks and bam … all of the information you could ever need is right in front of you. While this has added obvious benefits to our lives, Google might sometimes be a case of too much of a good thing.
How many times have you been sick, only to turn to Google for answers? We’ve all done it, and yet, it’s probably safe to say that none of us have ever seen Google’s medical degree on the wall. Perhaps this is why medical professionals have developed a love-hate relationship with the world’s most popular search engine. And when it comes to chiropractors, the hate might be a little stronger than the love. Take a look at these reasons why your chiropractor probably hates Google, and why you should really put down the mouse and let the professionals do their job.
Because Google Makes Us All Experts
We live in a time when there are more experts that ever. Suddenly we’re all absolute geniuses. We can simply type in our symptoms, read a few random pages, and we’ve suddenly diagnosed ourselves with a rare disease and potentially saved our own lives. What does that doctor know? He said it was the flu! But clearly I have this very specific African disease that has never been detected outside of the continent! Right. Good job, Doogie …
The same is true when it comes to your spine. Back pain doesn’t always mean that you need surgery, have a herniated disc, or will never find relief. But since a large number of the population already mistakenly believes that chiropractors aren’t “real doctors,” the self diagnosis is worse than ever. Back pain only means that professional care should be in your future, and the only real experts on your spine will be the chiropractors who didn’t get their degree from Google.
Because Google Knows Everything About Everything
It’s OK to know a lot of things and to have a wide range of interests. But when it comes to Google, the information is incredibly vast. Do you really want your medical advice from the same place that gave you news about the latest celebrity trainwreck? There’s nothing wrong with being in the know, but should that information really come from the same place?
Google literally knows everything, but none of that information is from a source reliable enough to treat you. Google hasn’t seen your spine and doesn’t know your medical history. The only care worth receiving is from a professional who specializes in their field of study … you know, kind of like chiropractors. A jack of all trades is probably not your best bet for health, so stop with the hundreds of websites and go straight to the qualified source.
So, What Should You Do Instead?
In all seriousness, we all love Google. It’s one of the fastest ways to find the information you need. But it’s important to understand that Google is not a doctor. If you want a real diagnosis and effective treatment, get to The Joint Chiropractic and talk to a chiropractor who has earned their knowledge through hard work and experience. Chiropractors here can take a look at your spine, determine your particular ailments, and set up a treatment plan that is just for you. When it comes to your health and wellness, don’t trust the internet. Trust your local chiropractor at The Joint and know that your body is in good hands.