I was visiting this friend once and noticed that he was having these back issues. I remember him telling me “my back is killing me”. He is a happily married man with a girl in college, a high school senior and a young boy. So, we’re talking about a middle-aged man with back pain.
Being a younger person myself, I was wondering if this back pain thing was age-related. And, if so, was there a way to prevent it? So, I took it a duty to make some research about it.
That is how I discovered that chiropractic care was an option. In simple words, I did not have to suffer back pain, ever. I had always thought that chiropractic medicine, was a healing tool, not a prophylactic.
What is Chiropractic Medicine?
Let me start by defining what chiropractic medicine is. Chiropractic is an alternative medicine practice. It specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular affections through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
As I was talking to my personal chiropractor, Dr. Guenette, I asked what is the most common affection people visit the clinic the most. To not much of my surprise, most of the patients are back pain patients. However, there are another number of affections that chiropractors treat that do not seem to be related directly to the back.
In general, chiropractic care focuses on the connection between the spine and the nervous system. It is based on the following beliefs:
- A wrong arrangement of the spine can affect the nervous system.
- For a series of conditions, chiropractic care can restore the alignment of the spine and reduce pressure on a sensitive neurological tissue.
Benefits of Visiting a Chiropractor
Mainly, chiropractic care can help you naturally improve the following conditions:
- Back pain
- Ear infection
- Blood pressure
- Mental clarity
- Bowel clarity
- Health pregnancy
There are only so many other conditions that can be treated with chiropractic care. But in my particular case, I was not looking for healing but I was in search of prevention. I do not suffer from back pain, but I do not want to suffer the way my friend was doing either when I reach an older age.
Why Should you Visit One
Even though you are currently not suffering any back pain, you should still visit the chiropractor. Only then you will learn how misaligned your spine is. If left alone, this degenerates into a future back pain. My advice then is to visit a chiropractor before the pain begins to hit. Do it before the pain plagues your life and well-being.
Learning about any misalignments on your spine can also help you have a better picture of any other potential issue you might be suffering or about to suffer. There are a number of seemingly unconnected conditions that you can discover can be effectively treated with chiropractic care.
My advice to you then is to make an appointment with a chiropractor. I really regret the lack of information people have about this great practice and how tremendously they could be benefited from it.