Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Better Health and a Better You Through Chiropractic Care

"In 2002, approximately 7.4 percent of the population used chiropractic care - a higher percentage than yoga, massage, acupuncture or other diet-based therapies" (Tindle HA, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Eisenberg DM. Trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine by US adults: 1997-2002. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 Jan-Feb;11(1):42-9.).

This percentage has grown exponentially since 2002. There are numerous benefits for persons of all ages receiving chiropractic care. Although it is recommended that the adjustment should take place right after birth to give the person the best physical and mental start in life, anyone at any age can begin reaping the benefits from this method of medical care. Unlike the traditional approach, chiropractic treatments are drug free and treats the whole body and mind simultaneously for optimal recovery/healing.

Manipulation of the spine and joints not only corrects any misalignment within the body, but aids in other physical and psychological healing as well. Of all the ailments people suffer from, back pain is at the top of the list. According to the American Chiropractic Association, approximately 85% of people will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. $50 billion is spent each year treating back pain via traditional methods (physical therapy, medications, surgery, etc), making back pain one of the top ten most costly conditions in the U.S. Alone.

Physical benefits of chiropractic care outweighs the traditional competition by leaps and bounds. The treatment that is most effective (and most frequently used) is called a 'chiropractic adjustment' or 'spinal adjustment'. These adjustments are used to relieve pain in muscles/joints, reduce muscle spasms, and help the patient recover from motor vehicle accidents or an injuries. It can also increase mobility, coordination, energy, blood flow and homeostasis, and shorten the amount of recovery time of a illness or surgery.

Psychological benefits are equal to the physical benefits patients receive. Some of these benefits are improvement in memory and concentration, less anxiety, decreased sleeplessness, and a reduction in the chance for an individual to develop depression or to possibly eliminate a patients current depression symptoms.

Each bodily system such as the central nervous system, endocrine system, digestion, the cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, and even the male and female sexual organs, are affected in a positive and healthy way when chiropractic treatment is used in rehabilitation plans.

Chiropractic care is not limited to civilian hospitals and clinics. The VA hospitals routinely use chiropractors for a variety of reasons. They utilize this service in cases such as relieving pain due to combat related injuries, PTSD, or veterans with diabetes. This form of treatment is immediately, and more importantly months or even years down the road, cost effective for both the patient and the insurance companies. Chiropractic care treats the person as a whole not just the symptoms. Studies show that patients are more successful in the rehabilitation of physical, mental, and emotional issues/conditions with this method as opposed to traditional medical care.

Chiropractic care can also reduce a patient's need for prescription medication. More and more Americans are relying on, and even becoming dependent on, pain and symptom relief via medication. Every pill you ingest has side effects. It can range from heartburn to heart attacks/strokes and even death. Chiropractic treatment is drug free, has a higher success rate, relief is felt (on some level) after every session, and signs/symptoms are less likely (if at all) to return or gaining new signs/symptoms after the use of chiropractic care. Sometimes it may be necessary to add massage therapy and acupuncture to the treatment plan for a more favorable rehabilitative outcome. These three treatments are the most healthy alternative to traditional western medicine practices.

A lot of patients ask, "Should I abandon traditional methods of health care and completely switch over to chiropractic treatments for my condition"? As with any medical decision, talk with your primary care provider before changing any medical routine. Discuss your wishes to make the change and have him/her help you to choose a chiropractor that will meet all your medical needs.

The practice of chiropractic treatments have been around at least since 2700 BC in China, and 1500 BC in Greece. This method of medical care has lasted throughout the ages and is a proven method of treating and preventing a plethora of conditions (mental and physical). This information, along with statistics, should help aid you on your quest for medical treatment that is healthy for both your body and mind.

The Author agrees with Fitness Expert Dr. Joyce Verdel who has been quoted to say "Chiropractic Helps Athletes And People Working Out, Engaging In A Sport Or Even Just Performing Daily Functions Such As Walking And Sitting, To Operate At Their Peak Levels Of Performance Without Pain. I Highly Recommend That You Pay A Visit To Your Local Chiropractor." More video and article information can be found at http://barnumchiropracticcenter.kazzoepress.com
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