Many people think that what we do at Total Chiropractic Care only involves spinal manipulation, but there’s so much more to our practice. We really stress the “Total” in Total Chiropractic Care. Sure, we treat back and neck injuries and we certainly do provide treatment such as chiropractic manipulation, spinal decompression, whiplash treatment and chiropractic treatment for accident and on-the-job injuries. But our goal isn’t just pain management.
We also care very deeply about our patients’ overall health. So we will also talk to you about exercise, lifestyle choices, and nutrition. One issue that goes hand and hand with nutrition is vitamins. Do vitamins work with chiropractic care? What conditions can vitamins help? Total Chiropractic wants you to know about the relationship between vitamins and chiropractic.
Total Chiropractic Considers Nutrition a Part of Chiropractic Care
We believe good nutritional habits help every patient, no matter what type of medical treatment you’re seeking. That’s why we offer nutritional counseling to all our patients. This is something that’s going to be different for every patient. We will explain what you need to know. If you’re not eating a proper diet, we’ll work with you to help you understand what you should be eating.
We’ll tell you how to avoid excess sugar, processed foods, and preservatives and explain how maintaining a healthy weight will help reduce things like back pain. And we’ll explain things like dietary supplements and we’ll talk to you about vitamins and natural supplements, which are dietary supplements other than vitamins.
How Chiropractic Works With Vitamins
Writing for the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) publication ACA Today, Dr. Georgia Nab writes that too many patients take way too many nutrients. They take unnecessary supplements or aren’t taking what they really need she says. While generally, most supplements are safe, it’s important to be educated about what you need and how they interact. It’s important that vitamins don’t exceed their Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA).
Understand how vitamins interact; for example, Vitamin A, which is commonly found in multivitamins and helps several body functions and serves as an antioxidant interacts well with Vitamin E. But it does so at lower dosages, so monitor RDA. Taking magnesium with potassium or magnesium and vitamin b6 can also be beneficial because magnesium is essential for the uptake of potassium, while vitamin B6 helps make magnesium more effective.
One surprising area where the combination of chiropractic care and vitamins can help is to relieve stress and depression. These are not problems that exist only in your mind. Stress can do a number on your body as things like lack of sleep can be damaging to your physical health, according to US News and World Report. Chiropractic techniques can relieve muscle tension related to stress, while they can also suggest nutritional supplements like B complex vitamins.
Total Chiropractic Will Help You Find Optimum Health
At Total Chiropractic Care, we know that most health issues are interconnected. Diet, nutrition, and vitamins are very much connected to pain relief. We’re committed to helping patients avoid debilitating surgery or potentially dangerous medications like pain killers. To find out more about what we’re about, contact us today.