Pros and Cons of Chiropractic Medicine

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  1. Pros and Cons of Chiropractic Medicine

    Chiropractic medicine focuses on musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders. Care is directed mainly at reducing back, neck and joint pain, as well as headaches.  Chiropractic medicine offers numerous benefits to patients, including drug-free treatment for

    chronic and acute pain that is both safe and effective. It also focuses on hands-on therapeutic procedures, rehabilitative exercises, and nutritional and lifestyle changes. Most ailments are treated with a procedure called spinal manipulation, which helps to restore joint mobility through the use of controlled forced directed at hypo-mobile joints. Effective manipulation relieves pain, decreases muscle tension, and allows the healing of damaged tissues to take place.

    The benefits of chiropractic care have been experienced by many.  Some benefits extend beyond musculoskeletal and different people who suffer from these illnesses experience varying results as well:

    • For pregnant women, they are able to deliver much easier.
    • For babies, they have improved developmental abilities and prevent the possibility of acquiring scoliosis.
    • For kids, it helps prevent asthma, ear infection, bedwetting, among other things.
    • For adults, they are able to generate more energy and increase productivity.
    • Better balance and less injury is attained by senior citizens.

    Meanwhile, overall results and benefits reported from patients who’ve undergone chiropractic care includes the following:

    • Boost in the functions of the immune and nervous system.
    • Patients attain improved vitality.
    • Breathing becomes easier.
    • Great digestive functions.
    • flawless vision.
    • Improved overall health.

    There are some cons regarding chiropractic care, as well.   In some cases, various degrees of discomfort and/or stiffness may follow a chiropractic adjustment, but this discomfort typically resolves within one to two days. While not every health insurance plan currently offers coverage for chiropractic care, most  larger insurance providers do cover all or some of the expenses related to treatment by a doctor of chiropractic medicine. However, because chiropractic treatment often involves multiple office visits, costs can quickly add up for those without insurance coverage. Frequent trips to the doctor’s office may be inconvenient for many people, especially for those dealing with acute pain or another disability, and chiropractic care is not suitable for all people. People with certain medical conditions, such as acute gout, bone cancer, excessive osteoporosis or existing bone or joint fractures may not be suitable candidates for spinal manipulation.

    Several different modalities are used during chiropractic care.  One modality that is used as part of chiropractic therapy is electric stimulation.  The primary use of this tool is for muscle relaxation and pain relief.

    The treatment improves healing to the area and causes the muscles to relax, releases chemical pain relievers and temporarily confuses the nervous system so that it is not able to transmit pain signals as well.  In essence you get temporary pain relief and improved healing.

    Chiropractic care has been found to be quite successful for many people.   While not a “cure-all”,  it can definitely bring relief for many patients seeking  an alternative to traditional medicine or drug therapy. We recently had the opportunity to interview  Armadillo Sports Chiropractic’s Dr. Chad Peters. We’d like to share our interview with you. Find it here, enjoy!

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