Why is Chiropractic Referred to as Alternative Medicine?
When we think of the term alternative medicine, many people will admit to thinking more of Chinese medicine, or acupuncture than any other form of alternative treatment. And while these are both infact alternative forms of medicine, often Chiropractic is overlooked as nothing more than a temporary, injury or back pain treatment.
Chiropractic is much more than the proverbial snap and crack of the back. Chiropractic seeks to work with the body’s own healing ability to bring the musculoskeletal system into alignment allowing the nerve signals that are the life source of the body, to flow uninterrupted.
It is one of the most widely recognized, drug-free, non-invasive therapies for treatment of not only injuries and back pain but all types of neurological and musculoskeletal malfunctions.
It is true that the chiropractic adjustment sits at the central role of the chiropractic practice, however much analysis is first undertaken before the Practitioner makes the decision to adjust a patient. Chiropractic practitioners are driven by the belief that the body will dictate what it needs.
Other Forms of treatment that Chiropractors Employ:
- Heat and Ice
- Electrical Stimulaton
- Relaxation Techniques
- Rehabilitative exercise
- General exercise /Fitness planning
- Nutritional counseling – working to help patients commit to a healthy lifestyle of smart food choices.
Chiropractic is unique in its approach to healing the body because it begins with the heavy emphasis on the body’s healing ability. Chiropractors approach illness, disease and body malfunction with the assumption that the body has an innate intelligence, and the job of the health care practitioner is first, prevention as a form of maintaining and sustaining health. Then, when treatment becomes necessary, the first route of healing is sought by first allowing the body its most effective ways to heal itself by bringing the spine into alignment.
Dr. Terry himself explains the role of Chiropractic Biophysics in his treatment plan, “The Main purpose of your spine is to house and protect your spinal cord and brain stem. As we all know, the spinal cord and brain stem deliver the life-giving electrical impulses generated rom your brain to every cell tissue in your body. ”
If this life giving impulse is interrupted it would seem reasonable to assume that many of our normal bodily functions cannot be performed as they should. Caring for your spine, and your musculoskeletal system is of high priority in this form of alternative medicine.
Dr. Terry Focuses on Sustaining your life giving impulses with regular Chiropractic Maintenance!
Make an appointment with The Terry Chiropractic Professionals and let us give you a comprehensive exam. Don’t settle for nagging pains or illnesses. Let us suggest how Chiropractic can help you regain, and maintain your health! Our non invasive methods can help you experience a level of functioning you may have thought was long gone. With Terry Chiropractic you are in good hands.