A chiropractor’s focus and care are directed towards the well-being of the spine and the broad spectrum of the musculoskeletal system including joints, vital organs and nerves. Because the spine is the major hub for the nervous system, spinal problems like a simple back pain can just be the manifestation of something more sinister.
You may think that you just pulled a muscle, but a chiropractor will beg to disagree.
Back problems can originate from pulled muscle yes, but herniated disks in the spine and neck may cause it too. It’s kind of scary knowing that back pain is the only tangible part of the iceberg that hides the greater problem underneath, but that is the value of chiropractic care.
Finding and treating the root cause of the problem has always been a chiropractor’s mission.
When the source of your troubles has been found, the treatment that follows usually takes time and a few repeated visits. It’s because chiropractic methods are non-medicinal and non-surgical, which means that it will take a while for the rest of your body to adjust to the treatment.
To many patients, chiropractic care is their last resort, when they’re on the very edge of hoping for a cure they’re putting all hope on their chiropractor. Reluctantly these patients sign on for the treatments, but when they gradually their condition improve, they see the value of chiropractic care.
For a non-medicinal, non-surgical practice, chiropractors are usually grouped together with physical therapists, but a chiropractor’s expertise, knowledge and training is vastly different.
Both work on the arena of physical medicine and treat the biomechanical dysfunction of the body, but the approach to healing differs. As a musculoskeletal expert, a chiropractor stresses the proper functioning of the nervous system. To resolve the issues a patient is facing, a chiropractor focuses on the interaction between the nerves, the spine and the muscles and why it negatively affects proper function, and by the help of an adjustment, resolves it.
A chiropractor’s care goes beyond the time you spent in the clinic. Because chiropractors try to remove the obstacles that hinder the body from its natural ability to heal, their treatment includes suggestions for lifestyle changes, nutrition, diet, exercise, acupuncture and other similar treatments. The goal is for a patient’s overall wellness to be achieved through optimum spine health and positive changes to their body.
While it may seem, a chiropractor can do it all, they stick to their strengths. They can establish a diagnosis, rule out complicating conditions and prescribe a regimen of care independently, but when it’s evident that a patient’s care is beyond what chiropractic care can provide, it’s their duty to recommend a doctor qualified to treat them.
That is the value of chiropractic care: a low-risk, non-surgical, non-medicinal care that by solving the root cause of your problems, can provide you with relief and guide you towards better health.