This is a question we run into all the time. People have heard horror stories that pass around like wildfire, and it leads people to start believing that chiropractic care can be dangerous.

In truth, many people don’t exactly understand what chiropractic care is, or how it works. The unknown tends to be the greatest generator of our fears. So let’s go over some of the basics about chiropractors, and how they can help you and your family.

What does seeing the chiropractor look like?

For most chiropractic offices, it’s important that you know about the process and how it works. So when you first go to a chiropractor, you will likely have an assessment. During this assessment, they will learn about your health history and any issues that you might be facing.

At Integrated Health and Injury Centers, we’ll then determine the best course of treatment. We have a wide variety of medical professionals, including medical doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. With us, you can trust that you will get the right care, not just one particular person’s opinion alone.

If you do need to see the chiropractor, you can expect that they will check the alignment of your spine. This is very routine, and is performed millions of times per year throughout the nation. They will make necessary adjustments to your spinal column, and then they will go over lifestyle habits that can help you to really succeed.

What is the difference between a chiropractor and a medical doctor?

Chiropractic medicine is another way of healing people. The unfortunate reality of modern medicine is that there is a greater emphasis on treating disease than preventing it to begin with.

Your body’s immune system has evolved over millions of years. It is the perfect system created to protect your health and wellness. But in order for your immune system to operate properly, it’s essential that you are in the best health.

Stopping disease starts with a healthy immune system, and your central nervous system plays a central role in that. Your nerves act like telephone wires along highways, carrying important messages to and from your organ systems.

If there’s a damaged wire somewhere, this will affect the entire system.

Chiropractors focus on your total health, from the immune system to your nutrition and exercise.

Why is this beneficial?

Many times, a medical doctor when working alone will simply try a prescription or surgery before attempting less invasive options, like what you can receive from chiropractic care.

We are not at all saying that sometimes these options are important, we have medical doctors on staff, as well. It’s simply that chiropractors are able to do some things that medical doctors don’t do, like spinal adjustments, while medical doctors prescribe medicine and practice surgery.

By having medical doctors and chiropractors on our staff, we’re able to cover all of your bases. If you need something from one and another treatment from the other, these two medical professionals can work in concert to address your issue.

This is why we think that the practice of integrated medicine is the right approach.

If you have questions, or would like to know more, give us a call today!


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