Chiropractic Offers a Natural Path to Wellness
By Debra Rodzinak
Have you ever suffered from a stiff neck and tried to find relief, only to be offered a handful of muscle relaxers that don’t fix the problem, but merely mask it? If so, chiropractic treatments may be for you. As an alternative form of health care, chiropractic medicine has been practiced for more than a century.
Pressure that is placed on the spinal cord can cause the nerves that lead off from the spine to cause pain throughout the body. If left untreated, this pressure can cause chronic pain and deterioration of the spinal vertebrae and surrounding tissue. A chiropractic adjustment can relieve this pressure and aid the body in healing itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Differences in Chiropractic and Traditional Medicine
Chiropractic differs from traditional medicine in several ways. First, chiropractors use gentle adjustments to allow the body to heal itself naturally, whereas traditional medical practitioners often rely on prescription drugs and even surgery to relieve back pain. Next, the chiropractic profession uses stretching and exercise to promote strengthening core muscles while traditional medicine advises rest and stabilizing muscles. Finally, chiropractors believe in treating the whole person in order for the body to heal itself while traditional medical professionals treat the symptoms in order to relieve pain.
The Great Debate
In 1975, the “great chiropractic debate” compiled a team of experts from the chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, and research fields to study the methods of chiropractic. Although particular parts of the debate continue to this day, one view was agreed upon: Chiropractic treatments are a viable and practical treatment for acute lower back pain and chronic tension headaches.
Chiropractic for Pain Relief
If you currently suffer from back pain or headaches and are looking for an alternative form of treatment that does not involve prescription drugs or surgery, try chiropractic. Chiropractors use gentle manipulation of the spine and joints to correct issues in the vertebral alignment. When the spine is properly aligned, the rest of the body is then able to perform as intended.
At The Joint, the highly qualified doctors of chiropractic work with patients to develop a treatment plan that puts the patient in charge. At The Joint, it’s on your terms -- not ours. The Joint Chiropractic’s treatment fees are so low that many times, a visit to The Joint is less than an insurance copay.
With no pesky insurance forms to fill out, convenient locations, extended weekday and weekend hours, and no appointment times to remember, finding a natural path to pain relief is simply a walk-in away.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.