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What’s The Difference Between Medical Treatment Compared To Chiropractic Care?

Medical Treatment Compared To Chiropractic Care

So what’s the difference between medical treatment compared to chiropractic care. Although chiropractors and medical practitioners share a few things in common, chiropractic care has always been different. Similarly, both professions receive many years of education and training and are able to open practices. They also both care deeply about their patients, however that’s pretty much where the similarity ends.

The two differ in their operating philosophies. Medicine and chiropractic care have different ways of assessing a patient’s problems, as well as different approaches for these problems. If you’re visiting our practice with medical expectations, you are going to be pleasantly surprised. Likewise, if you went to a medical doctor with expectations of a chiropractic experience, there could be disappointment.

The differences between the two, do not make one better than the other, but it is important to recognize their differences when you are seeking assistance.

Here are some of the most common distinctions between the two professions:

Medical Treatment or Chiropractic Care?

A medical doctor utilizes three treatment options: (1.) drugs, which are most commonly used to change blood chemistry, (2.) surgery to remove or modify tissues and (3.) radiation, which has been used most recently to burn tissues. These treatment options are primarily designed to treat the symptoms of a problem while largely ignoring the underlying cause.

The primary form of chiropractic care is the adjustment and there are dozens of chiropractic techniques. However, adjustments don’t treat disease as their intent is to permit more normal brain-to-body nerve communications. Once nerve interference is reduced, the body is able to function as designed. Then, symptoms usually subside.

Nerves or Blood?

While, medicine relies heavily on the results of blood tests, chiropractic care is based on the condition of the nervous system. Medical practitioners use blood chemistry to detect a variety of metabolic diseases, and chiropractors focus on nervous system integrity because they believe that nerve interference is the underlying cause of many types of health problem

Side Effects Versus Positive Effects

Drug intervention always produces side effects. Or more accurately, unwanted effects. It gets even dicier when you contemplate the interactions caused when two or more drugs are prescribed at the same time.

The side effects of chiropractic care are almost always positive effects. In other words, a patient often begins chiropractic care for Problem A. And later reports that Problem B, which they didn’t even mention, is improving too.

Inside Out or Outside In

Chiropractors acknowledge that there is a power within the body which constantly organizes and heals it from Inside Out. Our aim is to optimize the bodies communication by removing spinal interference. This allows the body to heal better from within-out.

The medical approach is to affect a change using medication or surgery or similar to “treat” an external symptom and bring health from outside-in.

Medical doctors are experts at lifesaving. If you’re bleeding, have broken bones or your heart has stopped, see a medical doctor. Immediately! But if you want a partner to help you with natural methods to be your best, long-term see a chiropractor.

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