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Chiropractic Care Versus Mainstream Medicine


Chiropractic involves the evaluation and treatment of the spine, nervous system and muscular system to help reduce or eliminate symptoms or conditions experienced by a patient.  Chiropractic is an all natural therapy and it helps enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself.  The nervous system is the master controller of the body and the spine is the armor around it.  When the body is over stressed it can cause both the spine and nervous system to short circuit.  Short circuiting of the spine and nervous system can result in symptoms such as neck and back pains, sciatica, fatigue, digestive problems, weakness and much more.  This short circuiting is often called a subluxation, which means a dysfunction in the spine and nervous systems caused by an overly stressed body.  The nervous system sends out nerves that go to control every organ, muscle and gland in the body. When subluxations occur, it is equivalent to a blown fuse, which causes the failure or dysfunction to that particular area of the body.

Chiropractic evaluations look to identify the underlying cause of the condition or symptom and then give the body what it needs to help remedy the situation or stressor.  In other words, chiropractic care is giving the body what it needs to heal and repair itself. The doctor is not actually fixing or curing the condition; rather the body employs its own defenses to remedy the situation.  This alternative, holistic therapy gives the body the tools, support and guidance to heal and repair itself naturally, which is how the body works best.

Mainstream medicine looks at the symptom and tries to cure it with the use of drugs or surgery.  The American medical system does not always treat the underlying cause but only the symptoms itself which does not allow or support the body to heal itself in anyway.  Manual therapy from Chiropractors requires no surgery, no drugs, no potions and no magic, quick-fix remedies.  The use of drugs and surgery may make the patient feel better but it does not cure the problem, because these medicines are only treating the symptoms.  Medicine will give the patient massive doses of chemical drugs which sometimes is truly necessary for emergency care but not for most everyday medical symptoms or conditions.  A good analogy for medicine is that when one takes a car to have the brakes done, the mechanics do not just remove the brakes and send the car on its way; they take care of the underlying problem, in this case—the brakes.  This begs the question, would you rather have your joint and muscle pains fixed by finding and treating the underlying cause or have surgery and then most likely take drugs for the rest of your life?

Chiropractic care is safe, affordable and effective for many muscle, spine and joint conditions and it gets to the underlying problems by helping the body heal and repair itself. Contrary to popular opinion, chiropractors are in fact doctors who complete many years of schooling and training. They are educated in anatomy, physiology, and body chemistry.  Medical doctors have similar training except they spend a lot of time on the drug and medication component.

Chiropractic care is a great alternative if someone has been experiencing chronic aches and pains and does not seem to be responding to medications, physical therapy or massage.  The alternative Doctors have the skills to directly affect the spine and nervous system without the use of drugs or medications, no other profession does this consistently.  Manipulating the spine, or what they call an adjustment, helps improve the range of motion, circulation and nerve stimulation to that area.  This type of therapy or treatment incorporates giving health to the body, not only making the person feel better but actually making them better as a whole.

This article was published on Wednesday 26 September, 2012.

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