The human body is a perfectly designed system. When it functions normally, it is able to self-balance, self-repair, and self-heal. On the other hand, when its functions are impeded, unwanted symptoms may occur. These are the signals that something is wrong.
Unfortunately, instead of listening to those symptoms, most people silence them by taking medication. While there is no denying that the usage of drugs can be lifesaving at times, medications can have lethal side effects. Most of the time they end up masking the symptoms of the real problems, and the person in question will not be able to correct the disease at its core.
To put it simply, it is like trying to put out little flames instead of putting out the source. Masking the symptoms is not correcting the cause. That is why you still end up sick after taking prescribed medicine for months or years. However, once you find the root causes and correct them, you will be surprised how the symptoms will start to go away.
Natural Healing with Chiropractic
Millions of people, living with a chronic condition, only finally begin to explore Chiropractic care when they find that medication and surgeries have failed them. Research has found chiropractic to be beneficial for a huge range of ailments. The long list includes chronic conditions like Sinusitis (1), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (2), Hypertension (3), ADHD (4) but among the most common are pain relief, spinal alignment, and other skeletal and muscular disorders, like Osteoarthritis:
A 2011 case report published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine describes a positive response to chiropractic care of a 70-year old patient with a history of repetitive falls, poor balance, myofascial dysfunction, and hip osteoarthritis. After 12 weeks of care, the patient had a significant decrease on disability and had demonstrated improvements in range of motion, balance and gait speed. The Patient Global Impression of Change scale indicated that the patient was “very much better.” (5).
So what makes Chiropractic special? Unlike medications which only mask the problem, chiropractic corrects the cause, allowing your body to do the self-healing that it is inherently made to do.
Like in the case of osteoarthritis, a chiropractor will not treat your pain by prescribing you medications. Instead, he will assess which of your spinal levels are causing the dysfunction, and he will give you a series of adjustments to correct the cause and restore the proper nerve flow between your brain and body. Restoring nerve flow allows the body to heal, repair and perform at its best. After a chiropractic adjustment, the injured bones heal themselves better, which can lead to greater pain alleviation.
If you’re ready to address your chronic problems naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Pass this on to someone who may benefit. They can schedule an appointment in one of our clinics and see if we can help. We’ll help them heal in a healthy, natural way!