Why Chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery last- Here’s 5 Reasons

Feeling the strain on your back? Or that muscle pull in your neck? 

While going through the medicine cabinet for a quick fix may be an easy pain relief solution, it is important to consider long-term health and wellness care with the help of proper chiropractic treatments.

What about traditional western medicine?

Despite focusing on using drugs, injections and surgery as the primary means of treatment, traditional western medicine comes with its own significant side effects and risks. Medications and injections are good for quick pain relief and/or to reduce inflammation but usage of medications changes the biochemistry of the body which can negatively impact other parts of the body i.e. causing a higher risk of gastric, kidney, cardiovascular system disorders etc.

The side effect of one drug is often “soothed” by taking another drug, which could end up doing more harm to the body. This is why, in Chiropractic care, the belief is to focus on treating the body and even mind from the root cause- inside, out. 

One of the main principles of chiropractic care is the idea of “First, do no harm.” This means that dedicated chiropractors strive to use non-invasive methods to diagnose and treat their patients first and foremost. By having a proper consultation and thorough examination, a Chiropractor is also able to rule out the red flags and determine whether a patient is a good candidate for chiropractic care. Should anyone need a gentler approach of care, a chiropractor will adapt accordingly. There is never a one size fits all solution. 

As a result, chiropractic care is often recommended as a pain relief treatment for many neuro-musculoskeletal conditions for people of all ages.

Chiropractic care is highly regarded as a safe, alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on the spine and the nervous system. As our brain and spinal cord control everything in our body, the spinal column also helps to protect the spinal cord which allows the nerve roots from the spinal cord to reach every other cell in our body. 

Any misalignment caused by the physical, biochemical and emotional stress can then affect the function of the nervous system and the biomechanics of the surrounding tissues. Improper or poor movement of the spine and/ or joint can also accelerate the degeneration of our joints and nerves. Chiropractic adjustment restores healthy joint biomechanics by breaking up the connective tissue adhesions and restores healthy nerve flow. 

Here are 5 reasons Why Chiropractic Care should be your First Priority before considering medicinal relief or even surgery.

  1. Helps with finding out and tackling the root cause.
  2. Relieves pains and aches through holistic means.
  3. Helps with physical, biochemical and mental reliefs.
  4. Helps you sleep better and have better clarity.
  5. Reduces and even eliminates the need for long-term painkillers

If we counter minor aches and pains or even stiffness early on (by listening to our bodies), we can prevent complications to our joints, muscles and bones in the future.
In chronic pain management where the root cause is not rightfully addressed, long-term use of painkillers may cause the user to be dependent on these medications and over time, addicted to painkillers. Over-reliance also causes one to uptake the recommended dose, which in turn could cause harm to the functioning internal organs i.e. our liver and kidneys, causing even more health complications!

What happens if you choose surgery right away without giving the body a chance to recover on its own?
This is not to say that drugs and surgery should be avoided altogether. In some cases, they may be necessary to address serious or life-threatening conditions. However, it is important to consider all treatment options and choose the one that is most likely to be effective and has the least potential for harm.

This is where Chiropractic care should be considered first, as by addressing the root cause of a health problem rather than just masking the symptoms with drugs, chiropractic care can often provide a safe and effective alternative to traditional Western medicine as well as help to prevent unnecessary surgeries.

In fact, research has shown that chiropractic care is effective in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis and even some chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Let’s consider chiropractic care as the first line of treatment, followed by drugs if necessary, and surgery only as a last resort to achieve good health and well-being without relying on drugs and surgery as the first line of defense.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from body aches, pains and discomforts, Do not wait. Give us a call for the right assessment. 

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