When people think of chiropractic care, many people consider it to be a trip to the “back doctor.” But chiropractic care encompasses so much more than spinal manipulation. There’s a reason why we’re called Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. We work to help our patients reach optimum health in all areas, not just back and neck pain.
Total Chiropractic Helps Patients Live a Healthy Lifestyle
At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we help our patients make healthy lifestyle choices. We want to help reduce the pain our patients feel and we approach our patients from many angles, looking at all aspects of their lives. So we want to tell you about chiropractic care and lifestyle choices.
Chiropractic Care is a Healthy Alternative to Surgery and Medication
One of the major focuses of chiropractic care is that it helps people avoid back surgery. It also helps patients manage their pain as the first line of defense rather than resort to pain medications that can be addictive. That’s one of the reasons that the American College of Physicians recently changed their guidelines on lower back pain, recommending non-invasive treatment.
Chiropractors avoid treatments that can lead to complications. “We are natural doctors,” Dr. Michel Yves Tetrault, CEO of Chiropractic Services Corps Inc. said. “We manipulate the spine with our hands and create a change in the spine that in turn creates a dynamic improvement in the nervous system. That’s why people heal.”
Tetrault says that chiropractic treatment and some lifestyle modifications can keep painkillers out of your life. “Medicine is disease management, chiropractic is health care. That said, medicine is the alternative to health care,” he said. At Total Chiropractic we treat all of our patients individually. If medication or surgery is necessary for your case, we’ll recommend it.
Diet, Exercise and Chiropractic Care
One of the things you’ll receive from Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness is nutritional counseling. According to the American Chiropractic Association, a 2007 study shows that 80 percent of chiropractic doctors incorporate some form of nutritional counseling into their practice. At Total Chiropractic, we’ll give you specific recommendations about healthy food choices and we’ll also talk to you about nutritional supplements. We’ll tell you how supplements and vitamins interact with one another.
Another important element of chiropractic care is exercise. According to the website Spine-Health, studies have shown that exercise can help with pain management while strengthening the lower back. Aerobic exercise can promote proper muscle tone and also improve digestion. Total Chiropractic will also tell you what types of activities and exercises to avoid. We want you to lead an active, healthy life.
Total Chiropractic Will Help You Find a Fulfilling Lifestyle
At Total Chiropractic, we’ll design a treatment plan that’s right for your lifestyle. We’ll look at you as a total person and define diet and exercise goals as well as incorporate chiropractic treatment and other techniques we feel will help you manage pain better. We can help you avoid surgery or too much medication. To learn more, contact us today.
Please note that the author of this piece is not a doctor and the information in this material is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for specific information regarding your individual situation.