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Spinal Care: The Good, Bad, and Necessary

By Genevieve Cunningham

There’s no denying the growing popularity of chiropractic care. At one time, it was a means of health care that was rarely used or discussed. In today’s world, chiropractic care is often deemed as a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle. So which is it? Is it as good as recent opinion would make it seem, or is it merely a bit of exaggeration? To determine whether you need this form of care for yourself, take a look at these important facts surrounding this form of care, whether those facts are good, bad, or somewhere in between.

The Good

There are certainly quite a few good aspects of receiving care. For starters, it’s a great tool for managing pain for many people. Though it may not eliminate all pain from the body, most people who get care on a regular basis report less pain in the back, neck, head, and joints. It’s also beneficial in improving flexibility, focus, and the body’s immune system, all because chiropractors focus on the health and efficient function of the spine. And the best part? The benefits that come with care seem to be steadily growing.

The Bad

Like any sort of health care measure, there are downsides to getting care. The most obvious is the risk of injury. Think about commercials that accompany any sort of medication. The commercial may list 10, 15, or even 20 horrible side effects that may come about with use. While the risk of chiropractic care is nowhere near this extreme, the risk is still present. Luckily, the risk of major injury due to spinal manipulation is only 1 in over 5 million. So while the risk is present, the practice is deemed incredibly safe compared to many other forms of health care.

The Necessary

The truth is that in most cases, chiropractic care is not necessary. Some ailments, especially those surrounding the back and neck, may necessitate care. But most of the time, you’ll likely still be alive without care. The more important questions are: What will that life look and feel like? Will it be a life of pain and discomfort? Will you constantly be stiff and immobile? While it’s not a necessary medical procedure that literally saves your life, it might be a way to significantly improve or even save your quality of life from now long into the future.

If you would like to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, stress and worry are not part of the experience. Instead, you can get quality care at an affordable price (no insurance!) and with walk-in visits (no appointments!). Whether you need chiropractic care or not, there’s no doubt that it will likely improve your health and your life for the better. Start a healthier lifestyle by visiting The Joint today.

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