3 Big Benefits Distinguish Chiropractic Care From Other Options
If you’ve never been to a chiropractor and are debating whether or not this is a course of treatment that may be right for you, here are three core distinctions that set chiropractic care apart from other forms of medical treatment.
Chiropractic Treats the Cause, Not Just the Symptom
When you come to Alexandria Natural Health Center, we will sit down and discuss the history of your condition to identify what, exactly, it is and how it started. Determining a proper diagnosis allows us to get to the root cause and create a specific treatment plan that is personalized for you. Achieving your recovery and optimal health is our primary objective and treating only the symptoms will not get you there.
Chiropractic Improves Overall Health
Once symptoms have been addressed, one of the biggest benefits you will notice from regular chiropractic care is enhanced bodily movement and control. Chiropractic care focuses on strengthening neurologic communication throughout the body. The result is more precise control of the body, higher quality sensory information entering the brain, and better function of joints, muscles, and organs.
Many professional level sports organizations incorporate chiropractic care into their business model; athletes notice the benefits, first hand, in jobs where being at 100% versus 99% equates to a win over a loss.
Even if you don’t think of yourself as an athlete, chiropractic care can make a difference in your life.
Chiropractic Care is Non-Invasive and Drug-Free
Traditional medications treat symptoms and come with side effects. Medications address a specific symptom or issue but always come with a long list of side-effects to watch out for. Next time you see a commercial on TV for a medication, stop watching and just listen to it, the side-effect list sometimes takes up half the commercial.
Surgery is invasive, comes with risks, and is permanent. The intent of chiropractic is to encourage recovery and healing through the use of non-medical and non-surgical methods.
By optimizing how the body works so that it can heal on its own, the risks are minimal. There is no chance of infection from cutting into the body, and there are no addictive properties from altering the bodily chemistry. The most common side-effect typically seen is muscle and joint soreness, the type of soreness you get after a harder than normal workout, and this typically happens following a first time treatment.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP. Learn how chiropractic care may be able to address your specific concern. Call Alexandria Natural Health Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Larson today.