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Doctor and Chiropractor a Great Team for Your Health

By Paul Rothbart

Everyone wants to be healthy. It's not fun to feel sick or be in pain. It can take time away from work, resulting in lost income and the inability to enjoy activities you love. There is a lot you can do on your own to stay healthy. Eating well, exercising, and getting good sleep are three of the best ways to stay healthy. Sometimes you need some professional help. This is why you should have a primary care physician. Though not necessarily a substitute for your doctor, a chiropractor can be a helpful addition to your health care team.

Chiropractic Care Can Help Alleviate Pain

Your doctor is there to diagnose illnesses and problems that require treatment with medication or surgery. But those everyday aches and pains may not need that level of care. A chiropractor can perform an exam and locate the source of the pain. You may have subluxations or other problems in your back, neck, or joints. The chiropractor can adjust these with a gentle manipulation. You may also have a problem such as one leg being longer than the other which can cause chronic pain. A chiropractor can help with that too. You may find your pain much easier to manage.

Chiropractic Care Treats the Body as a Whole

Chiropractic care is about more than just relieving pain by fixing the spine and joints. It takes a holistic approach, treating the parts of the body as they relate to the whole. An adjusted spine can improve overall health. You may sleep better, experience fewer headaches, even find digestion improved. Some people find stress and anxiety easier to manage. Chiropractic care may have a big impact on how you feel and your overall health.

You Still Need Your Doctor

For things like infections, viral or bacterial illness, and serious injuries, you will need your doctor or a trip to a hospital. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication or do bloodwork and other internal testing. Having a primary care physician and getting yearly physical examinations are also important to staying healthy. You should also see a dentist twice a year as tooth decay can be harmful to the rest of the body. It can also be painful.

Staying healthy and pain-free is a worthy life goal. To reach it, you need some assistance. A good doctor is an important asset to your health. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that the holistic approach of chiropractic care adds to the care provided by your doctor to keep you healthy and minimizes your pain.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Madison, Wis.

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