Chiropractic care looks at health in a holistic way by looking at all aspects of the body and your lifestyle. It follows the notion that the body can heal itself. Basically, the brain controls the body through the spinal cord and the connected nerves. When this system is not working correctly, the entire body does not perform up to par. You might think that the problem is only in your back, but your back can control many other areas of your body.
Many people think that chiropractors only work on the back and the neck, and that we only treat pain. However, this is a misconception of chiropractic care. While we do treat back and neck pain, we also do a lot more. Chiropractors handle joint pain, sciatica and other hard and soft tissue conditions. We also work on concerns that you might not associate with chiropractors at all, such as allergies, headaches, insomnia and fibromyalgia.
If you go to a different type of doctor for pain or other concerns, he or she will often recommend medication. But chiropractic care works differently. Drugs focus on the symptoms of a problem, instead of the underlying condition. While they do have a place sometimes, many prescribed medications are unnecessary, are not solving the problem and are causing side effects. With chiropractic care, we focus on the underlying problem. We recommend a holistic, customized treatment plan, which can include adjustments, chiropractic technology and lifestyle changes.