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Wellness has become a focus in our culture as we find ourselves scanning the latest health tips. But what does wellness really mean as a reality for our families?
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) defines wellness as “an active process that promotes health and enhances quality of life.”
If you’re interested in enhancing your health and wellness, a good place to start might be talking about it with The Joint Chiropractic. Known for its expert care of back pain, neck pain and headaches, it also offers patients a variety of conservative approaches on health and wellness topics.
ACA Defines the Difference
ACA focuses on what a doctor of chiropractic offers that is different from a medical doctor.
According to the ACA, the answer lies in the way the two professions approach wellness. To achieve “wellness” in traditional terms, a medical doctor screens for disease and often writes a prescription.
A chiropractor screens for diseases too, but he or she will also talk with you about your lifestyle and habits that may put you at risk for injury or illness.
ACA also notes the chiropractic’s approach is drug-free. Instead of writing a prescription, a chiropractor offers spinal adjustments, rehabilitative exercises, and lifestyle suggestions to help patients work toward optimal function.
At a time in our society when prescribed pain medications have continued to spiral out of control, natural conservative approaches to pain are becoming the first choice for many patients.
Find Out More with a Visit
Chiropractors believe wellness and routine chiropractic care should be as basic to our lives as healthy diets and daily exercise. They help everyone from infants to seniors pursue wellness.
Chiropractors offer the purest form of care, providing full spinal adjustments to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or the joints.
When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain. It may also help with allergies, TMJ, arthritis, headaches and migraines.
I have watched many friends and relatives use their chiropractors as a wellness base.
If this sounds like the wellness that you want to give to your family, visit The Joint Chiropractic soon. The Joint makes it easy, eliminating the hassle of appointments and insurance with walk-in appointments and affordable pricing plans so that everyone can get the care they need.