Chiropractic patients know and understand the value of what their doctor of chiropractic offers for them and their families. Many people find that the traditional medical system fails to resolve or either understand their problems, and their solution of drugs and surgeries is both expensive and risky.
The overuse of opioids is the most recent example of medication use for pain having a horrible side effect; addiction. Most knee, hip and joint replacements are a result of years of misunderstanding the pain people experience, while having minimal training in biomechanics.
Perhaps this is why so many people are visiting chiropractors for the first time, and finding out that there may be safer and better options to care for problems in the musculoskeletal system.
Recently, Prevention magazine offered some great information for those looking to visit a chiropractor. Check it out here
6 Things Chiropractors Can Help With””And What They Can’t
By Judy Koutsky
Most people assume that chiropractors are only good for neck and back pain. And while they do treat a lot of that, there’s plenty else they can do. Chiropractic medicine focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and how they affect the rest of the body. “Many people don’t know that most chiropractors have post graduate training and board certification in areas such as pediatrics, clinical nutrition, neurology, orthopedics, physical rehabilitation, sports/athletic injury, and acupuncture,” says Gregory D. Fox, a chiropractor and President of Maine Chiropractic Association and Director and Founder of Heritage Integrative Healthcare, based in Maine.
That said, while chiropractors can help with a variety of symptoms and problems, there are many things best left to the MDs. “Medical doctors are better at treating acute emergencies, infections, chronic diseases, fractures, injuries that require surgeries, tumors, and broken bones,” says Gabrielle Francis, a naturopathic doctor, chiropractor and acupuncturist in New York City. While chiropractors learn about the whole body, they are mainly specialists in musculoskeletal injures. “Anything outside of this realm is better left for medical doctors,” notes Sunil Pullukat, a chiropractor at Chicago Sport and Wellness. (Want to pick up some healthier habits? Sign up to get daily healthy living tips delivered straight to your inbox!)