Traditional Health vs. Chiropractic Wellness
No fever. No nausea. No problem? Even the doctor says you’re fine, so why do you feel so cruddy? Perhaps you’ve been seeking health instead of wellness. This guide will explain how health is not the same as wellness, and how a chiropractor can help you achieve the wellness you deserve.
Health and standard medical treatment
Conventional medicine defines health as the absence of disease. When you have a problem, standard medical care focuses on treating the symptoms. For example, if you live with back pain, a physician might prescribe medications, which can have side effects, or recommend painful, pricey surgery. Some of these treatments are the equivalent of slapping a bandage on a bleeding wound—it might stop the bleeding, but it won’t do a thing to cure what caused the bleeding in the first place.
Wellness and chiropractic care
Wellness is a state in which the entire body works as it is designed to do. This means that you’ll feel well, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally.
QSM3/NUCCA chiropractic care can help you achieve a state of wellness by correcting the spinal misalignments, called vertebral subluxations, in an extremely precise and gentle manner. Vertebral subluxations have the potential to trigger a host of chronic conditions, from headaches to carpal tunnel syndrome. During the QSM3/NUCCA procedure, pre and post x-rays are initially taken to ensure that the spine is corrected. This allows the body to stabilize or “hold” the adjustments for long periods of time. The procedure is so gentle, it barely feels like the doctor is touching you as the correction is made.
Because your chiropractor is concerned with wellness rather than applying a temporary fix to aches or pains, stability is the ultimate goal of the correction. Healing does not happen during the adjustment, it happens when the body is in proper alignment.