Clearing things up: The truth about Chiropractic care

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Chiropractic care is one of the safest, drug free and most effective treatments available for a wide range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, yet the public at large still seem to have questions regarding the practice. Here is some information that will answer some of your Chiropractic Q’s!

What is it, exactly?

Chiropractic is a complementary, natural, (drug free) and alternative health care system, dealing with the treatment of, and prevention of disorders pertaining to the neuromusculoskeletal system, and the effects of these conditions on health and well being. 

How is it ‘drug free’. 

Chiropractors primarily practice manual therapy and manipulation – with an emphasis on the spine. Chiropractors also recommend ways to increase health and fitness through exercise and dietary changes.

Who would benefit?

Everyone. Why? Because chiropractic care is great for preventative health. By keeping the spine healthy, the body fends and fights off diseases and disorders at full capacity.

Who else would benefit?

Anyone who has ever suffered from lower back or neck pain. Those with accident or sport related injuries, and anyone who has tissue injury. Chiropractic care is especially valuable as it may lead to pain relief – without the use of drugs, and without resorting to surgery. Not only would that be a much less expensive option, but it would be more natural too!

How can you increase the benefits of regular visits to your chiropractor? 

The list is long and varied… maintain a healthy diet and weight, which includes not smoking – smoking impairs blood flow, which results in oxygen and nutritional deprivation to the spine. Remain active, and try and maintain proper posture. Train yourself to sit and stand up straight, and listen to your body when it feels uncomfortable or cramped. Your chiropractic care provider will be able to come up with specifics for your own personal needs. 

As always, please consult with your physician or healthcare provider before embarking on any new treatments, diets, or change in exercise routines. 

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