Chiropractic Care Can Help Achieve Optimal Health
Chiropractic is the largest; most regulated and best recognized of the complementary and alternative medicine professions.
Chiropractic Care Focuses on Health and Optimal Function
- Chiropractic offers a holistic approach
- The patients is the center of care, not disease or symptoms
- The goal of care is to achieve a more effective life, to restore & maintain full function and well being.
The Continuum Of Health
↑ Optimal Health
↑ Good Fuctions
○ No symptoms
↓ Minor Symptoms/Dysfunction
↓ Moderate Symptoms/Dysfunction/Pathology
↓ Sever Symptoms/pathology/Disease
Health Is More Than The Absence of Symptoms; Health Is Viewed In Positive Terms For:
- Human Potential
- Quality of Life
- Optimal Function
- Resistance to Disease
Are Chiropractors A Real Doctor?
A chiropractic college grants a D.C. or Doctorate of Chiropractic degrees. Chiropractors are licensed as health care providers in every U.S. state and dozens of countries around the world. While the completion for acceptance in chiropractic school is not as fierce as medical school, the chiropractic and medical school curricula are extremely rigorous and virtually identical. In fact, chiropractics have more hours of classroom education than their medical counterparts, as part of their education, chiropractic students also complete a residency working with real patents in a clinical setting, supervised by licensed doctors of chiropractic. Once Chiropractic students graduate, they have to pass four sets of national board exams as well as state board exams in the states where they want to practice.
The biggest difference between chiropractors and medical doctors lies not in their level of education but in their preferred methods of caring for people. Medical doctors are trained in the use of medicines (Chemicals that affect your internal biochemistry) and surgery. Consequently, if you have a chemical problem, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, or an infection, medical doctors can be very helpful. However if your problem is that your spine is mis-aligned or you have soft tissue damage causing pain, there is no chemical in existence that can fix that. You need a physical solution to correct a physical problem. That is where Chiropractic really shines. Chiropractors provide physical solutions such as: adjustments, exercises, and stretches and muscle therapy to help the body heal from conditions that are physical in origins, such as back pain, muscle spasms, headaches and poor posture.
Chiropractors offer adjustments to improve spinal alignments and overall wellbeing before symptoms develop!