Chiropractic Care Philosophy

Although the chiropractic field has similarities to the traditional medical field, there are also significant differences. Chiropractic practice is based on non-invasive philosophy, and it is that philosophy that guides how chiropractors treat their patients and what overall outcomes are expected for patients. Here are some highlights of chiropractic care philosophy:

Holistic healing. Chiropractors do not prescribe medications. Instead, they often recommend their patients take certain dietary supplements and vitamins in order to improve troubling conditions.

Total body approach. Because chiropractors manipulate the spine in order to affect a multitude of health conditions all over the body, they understand the importance of taking care of the entire body to reduce the negative effects of a localized injury or pain. This emphasis on the connectedness of the body means that chiropractors encourage patients to care for themselves in every aspect mental and physical.

Well-rounded care. Not only do chiropractors align your spine and adjust your vertebrae, but they also advise you on how to improve your health and wellness using a variety of other treatments and methods. These include dietary recommendations, referrals to therapists, deep tissue massage, exercise therapies, acupuncture, and more. When you see a chiropractor, you will get advice on a multitude of treatments and resources available to you both inside and outside of the chiropractic office.

Treating the source. Chiropractic philosophy focuses on going right to the source of a problem, and chiropractic care involves treating the cause, rather than the symptoms. Before your first session, your chiropractor will take a thorough medical history and give you a complete health examination in order to identify underlying causes of your condition so they may be treated appropriately.

The great divide. Not all chiropractors choose to administer the same types of treatments, or use the same methods for spinal manipulation. For that reason, chiropractors are often divided into two groups: “straight method” chiropractors or “mixed method” chiropractors. Straight method chiropractors are conservative in their approach to providing chiropractic care, focusing their treatment on spinal manipulation only. They are less likely to incorporate other, alternative forms of medicine into their treatment plans. Mixed method chiropractors, on the other hand, tend to be more interested in the latest research, and make it a point to incorporate new alternative medicine therapies and chiropractic techniques into their patients™ treatment plans. Chiropractic Associates and Dr Scott use a multidisciplinary approach to treating your condition.

For even more information about the difference that chiropractic treatment can make in your life please check out Dr Scott’s blog!

As you can see, chiropractic care philosophy is unique from conventional medicine in a number of ways. If you are looking for a safe and natural approach to heal your body from the inside out, then chiropractic care is a great option for you.

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