It’s no secret that we’re a little biased when it comes to chiropractic care. We believe in it, we’ve seen how great it works, and our many happy patients are a great testimony to how well it works.
Still, some naysayers believe that medical treatments are the only way to treat health care concerns and conditions. While we do believe that medical treatments do indeed have their place, we also know for a fact that chiropractic offers far more benefits, provides faster results for many conditions, including pain management, and provides farther-reaching care that goes to the heart of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms.
If you’ve chosen to incorporate chiropractic care into your health plan, you’ve made a sage decision. There are many benefits that chiropractic patients enjoy that those who choose a more medical-centric way do not. Here are three great advantages that chiropractic care will provide – and they’re big ones.
Modern medicine certainly has its place. It has helped many people. However, it tends to be rather short-sighted when dealing with many conditions.
On the other hand, chiropractic seeks to find the root of the problem, to address the reason the patient is having the problem, and correct it.
For instance, if a patient came in with back pain, a medical doctor may prescribe painkillers and invasive treatments. Their goal is to stop the pain.
However, a chiropractor will try to determine why the patient’s back is hurting and address the cause while treating the pain without medications or invasive procedures.
Chiropractic is entirely natural, using spinal adjustments and other techniques, combined with nutritional advice, lifestyle recommendations, and all-natural supplements.
“The others” are more reliant on medications that are often largely synthetic and have unpleasant, even dangerous side effects. Some medications are even addictive. Surgeries and other invasive procedures can leave you with difficulty in mobility and a limited range of motion as you heal.
When you visit a chiropractor for your back pain, they will adjust your spine and talk to you about your daily activities, habits, and even how you sleep. They will make recommendations about things you can do to prevent the pain and strengthen your back. It may mean making some changes or doing some special exercises, but your treatment will be tailored specifically to you and your needs.
Medical treatments tend to treat what’s hurting right now but rarely look beyond that to see how the whole body is affected. What’s more, they don’t tend to look at what is causing the problem, treating the body in parts.
This is unnatural and not the best way to combat pain and many health conditions. It may work for a while, but eventually, issues in the body will manifest in other areas.
For instance, a problem with the hip may manifest as knee pain. The doctor treats the knee but does not address the hip (the cause of the problem). Eventually, the hip worsens, and the back, knee, and ankle become affected. The hips and other joints on the other side may also become affected as the body compensates.
Chiropractic treats the body as a whole, not as parts. It finds the cause of the problem and addresses that while also treating the part in pain.
Chiropractic also looks at lifestyle, diet, habits, even relationships to see where you could have stressors or things posing a risk to your health, making your condition worse or more difficult to treat.
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