"Medicine is the study of disease and what causes man to die. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes man to live." - BJ Palmer
Four Reasons Why People Seek Chiropractic Care
People begin chiropractic for many reasons... then stay and bring their families to enjoy the benefits.
1. An ache, pain or other symptom.
This is probably the most common reason for people to seek chiropractic care. They may be experiencing lower back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, tightness or some other musculoskeletal complaint. Sometimes the problem starts with a recent injury. Sometimes it’s been with the person for years. In either case, once the subluxations are detected and corrected, the body begins to function more normally and the healing process can start.
Chiropractic is not a treatment for pain. Yet, the overwhelming majority of people note improvement of their complaints and may find that other areas of their health begin to improve as well. If you are someone who always has health complaints, who survives on aspirin or other pain killers, or who has had a car accident or other serious traumatic injury, you can benefit from chiropractic care.
2. A disease or condition.
Less well known is how chiropractic care benefits those dealing with an organic condition. While the purpose of care is not to ‘treat’ any condition and while chiropractic care is not intended to duplicate or replace medical care, people suffering from many different illnesses have seen incredible results after beginning chiropractic care.
The first chiropractic adjustment was given to a person who was deaf. His hearing was restored. Since than people with asthma, allergies, menstrual irregularities, depression, ear infections, sinusitis and many other organic problems have seen their health restored after beginning chiropractic care.
If you are someone who is dealing with a serious challenge to your health, you can utilize chiropractic adjustments, not to treat or "cure" your problem, but to increase your level of health and well-being, naturally.
Another reason people seek chiropractic care is to prevent problems. Maybe you want to prevent the reoccurrence of a problem you had in the past, or it could be a problem a friend or family member experienced which you would like to avoid. Too often these days, prevention means taking a pill, getting a shot or having surgery in the hope of avoiding the condition. This is usually just trading one problem for another. Real prevention is the body functioning normally. When it does, the problem doesn't occur in the first place.
This brings us to the final reason people seek chiropractic care, and that is for wellness. People who seek wellness care understand that their body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism and that they need to take care of it for it to work properly. They know that true health comes from within and that the body needs no help, just no interference.
Many seek wellness care, not because they are sick, or out of fear of what might happen, but simply because they want the best for themselves and their families. Athletes often use chiropractic to ensure the best performance and function from their body. If you are into taking care of yourself in the best way available, are looking for better ways to enhance the performance and function of your body, and want the best health possible—chiropractic is for you!