When you have a health problem, such as back pain or a sore knee, your first instinct may be to see your physician. This is not necessarily a bad approach. After all, doctors are trained to treat injuries and ailments. A better approach, however, may be to see your chiropractor first -- before seeking treatment from a physician. Obviously, there are exceptions, such as if you have a large cut or abdominal pain that might be an emergency, but in most cases, visiting a chiropractor is a good choice for these reasons.
1. Chiropractors can often heal you holistically.
Doctors are trained to treat the problem. For example, if you have knee pain, a doctor will examine your knee and work on solutions to fix your knee. Chiropractors, on the other hand, are trained to seek the cause for the problem and to treat the underlying cause. This often leads to more long-lasting relief. For example, if you have knee pain, your chiropractor may analyze the way you walk to see how that contributes to the pain. Then, they can focus on adjusting the way you walk to reduce your knee pain.
2. Chiropractors don't prescribe drugs.
So often, prescription medications cause more side effects than the problem they were intended to treat. You might take a prescription for a headache, but then deal with dizziness and a lack of appetite as a result. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication. They are not actually allowed to do so, and it is against their goal of treating the body as naturally as possible. They may recommend some dietary changes or herbal supplements, but nothing that will cause serious side effects.
3. Chiropractors are gentle.
If you are afraid of seeing the doctor because you don't want a treatment that causes pain, rest assured that chiropractic care is gentle. If you are sore, you may feel some mild discomfort when your back is adjusted, but overall, it's a pain-free process, and the worst most patients feel is mild stiffness and soreness the day after. Chiropractors aim to make their treatments as gentle as comfortable, using their hands or assisting tools to do so, depending on the patient.
4. Chiropractors will refer you if needed.
There are some problems that a chiropractor won't be able to solve. If this is the case with your ailment, your chiropractor will refer you to another doctor or specialist who can better care for you. This approach is easier than you trying to guess which specialist may be the best choice for your problems.
To learn more, contact a clinic like Natural Healthcare Services & Y’Darb Naturals.