1. It is a disservice to You, my patient
Research shows that even the most degenerative condition can be helped by walking as well as other exercise. Most doctors recognize this but they are fearful that they will upset the patient. I on the other hand have chosen to work from a position of Love instead of fear. I will tell you what is right even if it is not what you want to hear. More steps during your day means more calories burned. Most Americans could stand to loose a few pounds. Parking out further will help you keep fit and trim.
2. It is a disservice to your Car
Parking further out in the lot where there are fewer cars means fewer dings in your car from other careless drivers. (This could save you money at resale or trade-in)
3. It is a disservice to your nerves
Research shows that exercise helps reduce stress. Parking in the front where all the traffic of people and cars is clearly more stressful. With the increased traffic, you increase your chances of backing into someone or someone backing into you. Dealing with the insurance companies after an accident is certainly stressful.
4. It is an affront to your dignity
I disbelieve in any system that denigrates the elderly. By getting a handicapped tag when you really don’t need one, you are saying I am giving up. You could choose to stand up and say I am not going to let arthritis rule my life. Or you could choose to find a different chiropractor who will give you what you want out of fear of loosing you. I choose to keep my dignity and yours as well as my reputation.
5. I can think of two patients in my practice that truly need a handicapped license
One has Multiple Sclerosis, uses a walker to walk, and must drag both of her feet to walk because the nerves are so destroyed that she can no longer move her lower legs. The other patient is 98 years old and also uses a walker. She no longer drives herself and would never ask for a handicapped license. She would simply say “I don’t need it!”. By the way, this lady still works 3 days a week.