Health: The World's Leading Alternative Health Care Profession
By Dr. Adam Sidenberg
Stephanie first came into my office because she was suffering from back pain, and couldn't pick her young son up in her arms without feeling sharp pains. She also complained that she'd had headaches all the time for as long as she could remember (at least 30 years!). After seeing her for two months in my office, her back pain has disappeared, and she hasn't had a headache in weeks! How did I help her? What do I do? I'm a chiropractor, or Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine.
Chiropractic, the world's leading alternative health care profession, is a healing science which focuses on making sure that the spine is moving properly, and that there is nothing blocking the messages between the brain and all the muscles, organs, glands and systems in the body. Anything that interferes with the mind-body connection is going to make the body sicker, and chiropractic is the only profession which identifies and removes this interference.
Since all the parts of the body are controlled by the nervous system, we want to make sure that all our spinal bones are flexible and healthy, and that are nerves are all sending the right messages to the body parts.
Perhaps chiropractic can best be summed up by the following quote: "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in prevention of disease." -Thomas Edison
The conditions which chiropractors are best known for include:
- Back Pain
- Tennis elbow
- Ankle pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder (rotator cuff) problems
- Neck Pain
- Runner's Knee
- Foot/heel pain
While chiropractors are best known for helping people with back pain, neck pain, and headaches, chiropractic is preventative too. Just like seeing a dentist - by seeing a chiropractor, people can prevent future problems from happening in the first place.
Depending on how long you've had a problem, how bad the problem is, and how fast you heal, different people need to go to chiropractors more or less often. It is never too early or late to see a chiropractor, as it is safe for people of any age.
Many chiropractors work with children to make sure that their little bodies are balanced and aligned as they grow. In fact, children who get sick often from ear infections and chest infections have responded very well to safe and gentle chiropractic adjustments, which can help the body to heal itself better and avoid dangerous drugs and antibiotics.
Chiropractic care is also one of the best things that a pregnant woman can do for herself and her growing baby. Because drugs are usually dangerous to the baby, she needs an option that will safely help her feel better, help her body to heal and ensure the proper flow of nerve signals and blood to the growing child.
Whether you are looking for total health and wellness or are trying to live a more active and healthy life, chiropractic has something to offer you and your loved ones.
Can you have the same results from chiropractic as Stephanie, her family and the millions of other chiropractic patients over the last 115 years? Only by getting a checkup at your chiropractor can you know if you have a condition that chiropractic can help to heal.
When your spine's in line you're feeling fine!!