Chiropractic: The Better of the Two Paths
By Donna Kostiew
Usually, there are at least two paths to choose from with many things and situations in our lives. Right or wrong? Vanilla or chocolate? Beach or mountains? The same two paths can be seen with how we approach our healthcare as well … reactive or proactive? It seems like our society has become more reactive than proactive in regards to our general health and wellness. We have become accustomed to being able to receive that “quick fix” at a moment’s notice. There is a pharmacy on every street corner that offers a type of pill for every kind of pain you could think of. There are urgent cares open 24/7 for those who can’t wait until the morning to see their doctor. And if you stay up late enough, you could probably find an infomercial that offers express delivery on the latest and greatest medical breakthrough.
But is the “Quick Fix” the Right Path to Choose?
Maybe, if we didn’t have any say in how our bodies respond to the choices we make every day, but the state of our health isn’t decided like that. We do have a say and our actions can affect the way we feel on a daily basis. By understanding that our health is not permanent and that the choices we make will either lead us to good health or bad, perhaps we can turn from being a reactive society to one that is proactive that puts its health and well-being first.
Staying Ahead of it All With Your Chiropractor
Choosing the proactive path, which you can find with your chiropractor, helps to keep your body and health in optimal condition. Here are some of its benefits.
- Improved immune system
- Better sleep
- Quicker healing and correction of spinal problems
- Reduction in issues such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back pain
- Enhanced wellness
- Fewer chronic conditions
- Less injury reoccurrence
The great thing about chiropractic care isn’t just that it will help to get you out of your pain naturally, but that it also encourages your body to stay well all of the time. Chiropractic is a safe, natural, and proactive approach to maintaining your health and wellness, and just as we see our physicians and dentists for preventative maintenance, so should we see our chiropractor.
So here we are … trying to choose which path we want to take. We can either chase that “quick fix” and address our problems only when the symptoms show up, or we can choose to be proactive and enjoy a healthy spine and nervous system which almost certainly equals a higher quality of life and better health throughout our body. What choice will you make?
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Hillsboro, Ore.