Dr. Randy Boivin points to an X-ray of his son’s spine, which he said is 99 percent perfect. Boivin, who recently opened Boivin Family Chiropractic in Baldwinsville, adjusted both of his children at birth and provides regular chiropractic care to entire families.
continued “Total body health is the primary thing,” he said, adding that health problems can begin from birth trauma to the spine causing ear infections, colds and colic in a child because the body is not functioning properly.
Because of this, Boivin said he adjusted his own children the day they were born.
“They rarely get sick,” he said.
On day two, Boivin reviews the X-rays and recommendations with the patient.
“X-rays really allow us a blue print to see what’s going on with the spine,” Boivin said. “We show the patient the visual and it provides tons of information; when you’re more empowered, it will allow you to make better choices.”
Boivin then gives the patient his or her first chiropractic adjustment, which, he said, studies have shown that within 15 minutes of adjustment, blood pressure is down, white blood cell count is up and blood sugar levels off.
“People think chiropractic is all about neck and back pain – it’s not,” he said, noting it can help address issues such as asthma, allergies, constipation, acid reflux and diabetes. “Chiropractic helps the body to function at its best.”
He also said he hates the term “cracked.”
“It’s not about getting your back popped. People don’t know what we do – they just hear about it or assume. I really want to educate patients,” he said. “Chiropractors are always looking for the root of the problem. People who are under the care of a chiropractor are thriving better, functioning better.”
Boivin said chiropractic care is just like taking care of your teeth – ongoing checkups and care to maintain health. He also said pain has nothing to do with your health; it just makes you realize something is wrong.
“Only 10 percent of your body perceives pain – if you let pain be your barometer for health then you are in trouble,” he said.