“I don’t have time for that,” you say, rushing out the door at breakneck speeds trying to get the kids to school and yourself to work within the next 7.5 minutes. Time is an asset that is becoming increasingly scarce in the world today as work hours become longer and more work is being taken home, not to mention the time it takes each day to take care of your personal business. It seems that there is little time for anything in the day after these two needs are met, so what can you do if you’ve suffered an injury and need help recovering?
The goal of every working person after suffering a personal injury (perhaps from all that rushing about) or injuries from auto or workplace accidents is to get better and return to normal life as soon as possible. It may feel impossible to fully recover especially when you’re in a time crunch, but the good news is that flexible scheduling exists at your local chiropractic clinic, North County Pain Relief! Whether or not you decide to choose us for your chiropractic care, it is important to consider your time in scheduling appointments at a care center, and if the clinic is not able to schedule appointments around your busy life, then they may not be for you.
It is important while healing to be consistent in having treatments and performing the necessary exercises to maintain or increase flexibility and reduce swelling and stiffness. Sometimes this can be difficult to manage if you are unable to attend appointments and it may delay your healing, so try your best to be there when your chiropractor recommends. However, if you need to reschedule, speak to your clinic, explain your situation, and they will try to help you!
Planning Your Healing
Attending appointments and following the suggestions of your care provider to a t are the most important steps to healing. Even though these steps may take a little extra time out of your busy day, they will eventually save you more time in the long run. In the words of almost every business tycoon ever, ‘time is money and money is time.’ Beyond the monetary aspect, you need as much time as possible for your family, friends, pets, plants, or whatever your passions may be. Having enough time for the things you love is important.
Your care provider will likely create a healing plan for you on your first visit and consultation, so be sure to ask questions about scheduling and frequency of treatment. If there is a conflict that you can already see, talk to your care provider about it, and usually they will be able to work with you because the goal of all good medical professionals is to help you feel better, and they will do everything they can to help you within reasonable means.
Life Goes On
Life will go on no matter what, but it’s important to take care of yourself, and sometimes that requires seeking medical attention. Getting better should be one of your top priorities, and you may have to compromise with scheduling by sacrificing some of your personal time although your clinic should have flexibility in scheduling to reduce your inhibitions about attending appointments. If scheduling seems like it will be a problem, talk to your care provider and they will try their best to accommodate you, but be patient as there are many other patients in their care with similar time crunches. At the end of the day, your time is important, but not more important than your health, so be sure to take care of yourself, and contact North County Pain Relief today if you need a consultation for chiropractic care.