Most conventional medicines and medical treatments focus on trying to treat diseases only after they occur or present noticeable side effects in the body. Chiropractic care attempts to improve one’s health by reducing the risk of pain and illness prior to spreading or occurring. One of the reasons chiropractic care is growing so quickly is for that fact – that it is more beneficial to take preventative steps to minimize the possibility of disease or illnesses rather than work backwards once they arise. For this reason, chiropractic care is growing in the holistic community.
People are beginning to recognize the benefits of alternative care to traditional medicine to achieve and maintain optimal health. Below we will outline the top five reasons for people to seek and continue with chiropractic care. There are numerous other ailments or personal reasons for people to try out chiropractic care as well. The top five we have outlined are some of the major reasons some of our patients have sought us out. If you have questions about a specific ailment or treatment you are in need of, please contact our offices today to set up an appointment with Dr. Stover.
1. Car Accidents
Car accidents are a huge risk factor for everyone, not just people with neck or back injuries. Car accidents often trigger the soft tissue muscles of the body – contracting and tightening up around the joints and bones. With chiropractic care, we aim to reduce the clenching, so to say, of the soft tissue muscles in order to return them back to their natural state. With the proper chiropractic treatment, car accident pain can be minimized within just a few treatments, and completely eliminated with ongoing care as prescribed by the doctor.
People who complain of chronic headaches are often feeling the side effects of an unhealthy neck or back. Everything in the body is connected. So, if you have an unhealthy back, your neck will begin to feel the consequences of it. With an unhealthy neck, your head will soon enough also begin to take on the stress of the matter, often resulting in regular headaches. One study found that chiropractic care was much more effective for curing headaches than continuous use of pain medication. This seems like a no brainer, yet people continue to rely on medication rather than treating the root of their issues.
Stress is not just a mind game. As we know, everything in the body and mind is connected. When we create stress in the mind, it manifests in the body. Whether it be work or personal life related, stress is a huge contributor to neck and back pain, headaches, insomnia and much more. With chiropractic care, it’s essentially like spa treatment for the mind. When we calm down the body, the mind takes on some of its attributes, and vice versa.
Just as with stress, insomnia can be a direct consequence of an unhealthy back and/or neck, chronic stress and more. When we can relax the muscles (via chiropractic care), the tension that prevents us from a good night’s sleep will also lessen. Even if not for a specific treatment, chiropractic wellness is a wonderful reminder of how connected the body is. When we can target one area of stress or pain, we are essentially offering more ease to the rest of our body and mind.
This is a big one. For people who are tired of taking pain medication or contemplating minor surgeries, chiropractic care has acted as the beacon of light in their journey. Chiropractic care requires zero medication, non-invasive pre- or post-recovery care and, again, is meant to be preventative care. Chiropractic wellness is proud to be considered a non-invasive, holistic approach to treating pain and stress in people’s lives. If you are ready to care for your body in a healthy way, consider visiting us for a consultation.
To book an appointment with Dr. Stover, visit our contact page. We look forward to meeting and treating you and your families.