South River Family Chiropractic
3168 Braverton Street
Chiropractic and a Vitalistic Lifestyle
Chiropractors have long been known for the success they have eliminating back pain, neck pain, headaches and other musculoskeletal disorders, but understanding the philosophy of the profession may bring new light to how they are helping patients reach their wellness goals every day.
The chiropractic approach to healthcare is vitalistic, meaning that there is more to our bodies than just the physical parts. There is a vital force within each one of us that allows for the natural healing ability of the body to be expressed, when it is unencumbered by interference. This innate force is what makes all the systems of the body run in concert with one another.
Chiropractic philosophy is so much more than simply a means of relieving pain. Numerous studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for back pain, neck pain, headaches, whiplash, sports injuries and many other types of musculoskeletal problems. It has even been shown to be effective in reducing high blood pressure, decreasing the frequency of childhood ear infections (otitis media) and improving the symptoms of asthma. Pregnant women have also found relief from sciatic pain and other aches and pains of pregnancy with regular chiropractic care.
Ultimately, the goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health. In order to accomplish this, chiropractors use a variety of treatment methods, including manual adjustments, massage, trigger point therapy, nutrition, and exercise rehabilitation as well as counseling on lifestyle issues that may impact your health. Since the body has a remarkable ability to heal itself and to maintain its own health, our primary focus is simply to remove those things that interfere with the body’s normal healing ability. Through the adjustment, a chiropractor is able to remove the physical interference to the nervous system flow. When the nervous system is allowed to work as intended, health in the body prevails.
How much is it worth to you to live a longer, more vibrant life? Chronic disease is not a requirement when you age. It is no longer a popular belief that your genetics predict your health in the future. What you do on a daily basis to preserve your health matters. Make a promise to yourself starting today, that you’ll begin to make choices that support your health and vitality and not diminish it. Good nutrition, exercise and regular chiropractic care are the mainstays of healthy living. You have the power to change your life, make the choice to live it in health.