Why the Chiropractic Brand of Wellness Is So Unique

picture of patientWe have all accepted “wellness” as a buzzword, and a serious goal in our lives, but the American Chiropractic Association tells us there is more to the wellness story.

They say a visit to a chiropractor or a doctor’s office creates two distinctly different approaches to wellness.

At the doctor’s office, wellness is assessed with traditional screening for disease, often followed with prescriptions for pain medications.

At the chiropractor’s office there is disease screening, but then the chiropractor continues on to develop a complete wellness plan for you.

In that diagnosis, lifestyle, schedules and current pain issues are discussed as the chiropractor seeks solutions and sets up ongoing monitoring. No pain medications or surgery are involved.

Majority of Americans now select chiropractic as their first choice, and the medical community has selected it as their first choice for “conservative care.”

In our culture, painkiller prescription addiction has reached major proportions, prompting more patients to seek non-drug chiropractic care.

Chiropractic has also become the first choice over surgery. Conservative care offers safe, effective ways to reduce pain and muscle spasms. A 2012 study found that spinal manipulation for neck and back pain was cost-effective too, used either alone or combined with other therapies.

ACA sums the story up saying, “You and your body will be together for the rest of your life. That’s good reason to seek conservative care first.”

When You See the Chiropractor

Chiropractors offers the purest form of care, focusing on the health of the spine. They provide full spinal adjustments using the diversified technique to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints.

When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on pain in the back, neck and sciatica.  It may also help with allergies, TMJ, arthritis, headaches and migraines.

I have many friends and relatives who began seeing their chiropractors when they were in their thirties. They kept right on seeing them as they made their way through various episodes of back, neck, knee, and ankle pain, along with arthritis challenges. Their chiropractors were there to help them find the best solutions without medications or surgery.

If this direct focus on chiropractic wellness sounds as great to you as it does to so many others, make an appointment and find out more.

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