Choose Conservative Care First With Chiropratic Care
The American Chiropractic Association is encouraging the act of conservative care first. We couldn’t agree more. Conservative care first means that you take the most natural and less risky care option first. Not only can it save you a lot of pain and time, but can even save you money.
What Does It Mean to Pick Conservative Care First?
For many people, choosing conservative care first, means that they try to remedy their health ailments with better health practices, such as a better diet, exercise, more sleep, and less stress. In the case of treating back pain or headaches, patients would try to improve their eating, which means eating more whole, clean foods, while eliminating pain-triggering foods or foods that cause inflammation in the body.
Other ways natural ways to help decrease back pain and headaches would be to start exercising, lose weight, strength train, and get more sleep. The next step would be to get natural alternative therapies to aid your healing and treatment, such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, or physical therapy. If months of these therapies do not reduce or eliminate the health ailment, then other means of care should be looked at, such as prescription medications or possible surgery.
The problems start to happen when back pain suffers turn to prescription medications or back surgery as their first method of treatment. These treatments can have a lot of side effects and are not always a guarantee of a pain-free life. Whereas trying healthier eating and chiropractic care for several months carries very little, if any risk. Say months of eating healthier and regular wellness adjustments do not make your back pain go away, what is the worst that happened? The worst that happened is that you probably experienced many other health benefits from eating better and having a well-adjusted spine. This is why it is always best to try the more natural solutions first, whether it be for the stomach flu or for intense back pain.
Doctors Versus Chiropractors
Many people, especially media channels, have made it seem that it is the doctors versus chiropractors. The truth is that both a conventional doctor and a chiropractor are extremely important for different reasons. The world needs conventional doctors for many health ailments and health emergencies; there is no doubt about it.
Chiropractors specialize in the spine, and while chiropractors do not claim to cure anything, time and time again, studies find that regular chiropractic care can resolve what seem to be unrelated health issues. This is not because chiropractic care is some magical formula, but it is because every nerve runs from the spine and both need to be optimal for optimal health.
What is your health ailment today? Whatever it may be, today is the day to try a more natural approach to health. Stop by The Joint for a wellness adjustment that can give your whole body and health a much-needed boost.