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The Top 5 Reasons To See A Chiropractor

Chiropractors, or DC’s, are being sought out more and more because people want alternative options to deal with their health conditions.  On average about ten percent of Americans go to see chiropractors for a variety of different health concerns.  Many people are tired of getting caught up in the medical model of taking medications but not really fixing the underlying problem.  There are many reasons why patients go to see DC’s, however, the most common reasons are:

  1. People want to see a doctor who offers safe and natural health care.  There are natural remedies and solutions for most health issues and conditions and these doctors seem to know the strategies to use.  Using no drugs or surgeries, these health care providers are able to enhance the body’s ability to heal itself with a very low incidence of side effects.  Given only natural therapies, the body is able to respond well and recover from the inside out, this is how the body is supposed to function.
  2. Chiropractic care is affordable for everyone.  When one compares medical procedures, expensive lab costs, prescription medication costs, treatment by a DC is very reasonably priced.  Preventative health care by these alternative doctors over a period of 10 years is far less expensive than having a neck or back surgery.  The old saying of an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure could not be more appropriate for treatment given by chiropractors.
  3. One does not have to wait months to get in to see a chiropractor like some other doctor’s offices.  Due to the fact that these alternative doctors want to help as many people as they can, they make sure to be able to accommodate new patients coming in the door.  These doctors understand that people with severe aches, pains, and health issues cannot wait weeks to get in to be evaluated and treated.
  4. Chiropractors have been shown to have some of the best results in treating neck and back pains.  Their results for finding the underlying cause, increasing range of motion, and eliminating pain is second to none in the alternative health care field.  It has been shown that the majority of neck and back pain has an underlying cause of spine and nerve irritation.  Spine and nerve irritation is best evaluated by the DC, which is the bread and butter of their profession.
  5. Chiorpractors offer wellness programs because they have the ability to offer the patient total, whole body health care.  These alternative doctors can evaluate a number of different areas that contribute to a persons health including the spine, nervous system, muscles, joints, diet and nutrition.  These doctors not only can determine the underlying cause of a patient’s health condition, but can also maximize their health potential.  More and more Americans these days are searching for preventative health recommendations in the areas of nutrition, diet, and exercise and these DC’s can help them. 

There are many other reasons to see doctors of chiropractic including evaluation and treatment of such health conditions as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and migraine headaches to name a few.  These doctors look at every possible reason that a symptom is showing up in the body; heal and repair these problems and the symptom will diminish in intensity or complete go away.  Spinal adjustments and other natural modalities are covered by some major medical insurance today which makes this treatment more accessible to everyone.  Also this type of treatment is not limited to any age of patient, people seek out DC’s who range in age anywhere from 6 months old to 100 years old.  Due to the fact the every human being has a spine and nervous system, most are able to benefit from chiropractic treatment.


This article was published on Saturday 29 September, 2012.

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