Chiropractic as a viable alternative to traditional healthcare is promoted by most chiropractors, with varying degrees of scientific evidence to support this. They see chiropractic as a way to enhance the well-being of the nervous system by chiropractic spinal changes, which then makes the body function at a higher level. You may want to check out Natural Health Practices for more. Chiropractors and practitioners around the country will attest to greater well-being and fewer sickness and disability by incorporating chiropractic into their lives. Regular improvements help adults and kids cope with everything from allergies to headaches, and for those who want to avoid taking medication, chiropractic is often favoured instead. Due to inherent challenges in designing a study capable of testing the “chiropractic lifestyle” and its impact on general health, it is difficult to come up with difficult scientific evidence to support this however case series exist and we have definitely all met someone who will swear up and down that chiropractic keeps them out of the doctor’s office.
On the flip side of this coin, there are chiropractors that will work in the affected area to promote proper joint function and then rehabilitate the joint and soft tissue support, after which they will release you from treatment. In this there is a benefit, just as there is a value in care for health or maintenance. Releasing a patient after their pain is gone would save the patient money. It will also appease the patient’s health insurance-not that your insurer’s satisfaction should ever be a factor in making health decisions, but unfortunately, they have power over your health in certain very significant ways, so there is a gain in not showing up in the crosshairs of those at your insurer’s corporate headquarters. A mechanistic chiropractor will only seek to address the immediate problem instead of encouraging continuing care. Back pain can occur several times from a weak ankle or knee, so the chiropractor can focus very well on a spot that is not painful, so do not assume that the pain is the cause of your discomfort.