If you’re considering visiting a chiropractor for the first time, you’re probably wondering what type of results you can expect. Having realistic expectations is important.
Your chiropractor’s explanation of chiropractic and why it’s being recommended can play an important role in your satisfaction with the care you receive. Your experience will be enhanced by a thorough understanding of the service itself.
Don’t mistake chiropractic care for medical treatment. Chiropractors are not intended to replace medical physicians.
Medicine treats sickness. Chiropractic promotes health.
At first glance, it may seem trivial… but there’s a stark contrast between the two.
The medical objective is: “We don’t want you to be sick.”
The Chiropractic objective is: “We want you to be healthy.”
Not being sick is very different than actually being healthy. The intent behind your chiropractic care is to enhance your health, not simply treat sickness.
What is a Subluxation?
Spinal misalignments or subluxations are typically caused by stress that overwhelms the body’s resilience and coping ability. Physical stress can occur as the result of a car accident or slipping on an icy sidewalk, improper posture, occupational trauma, or birth trauma. Emotional stress can be the result of significant emotional trauma or the inability to adapt to a stressful situation. Chemical trauma can result from the misuse of prescription or illicit drugs, inadequate nutrition, or environmental toxins. By interfering with the nervous system, these misalignments interfere with normal function, reducing your body’s ability to self-regulate, adapt, and heal.
Chiropractors detect and correct the cause of this interference, allowing your body to properly self-regulate, adapt and heal. The care and maintenance of the spine and nervous system is a necessary component of any natural approach to healthcare.
If you begin chiropractic care with this understanding, you’ll appreciate the experience much more.