Most everyone has heard the term, but there is a tremendous amount of misinformation circulating about what exactly chiropractic is. This article will cut through the mess and look at what everyone should know about chiropractic care, whether it’s arizona chiropractic or chiropractic care in any other state or country. If you are thinking of visiting a chiropractor in Phoenix, AZ, or thinking you never will, these facts will be beneficial in fighting the information battle and help keep you informed of the facts of chiropractic.
#1 – Chiropractors Are Doctors
First we must answer the question, what is a doctor? The famed Merriam-Webster dictionary has multiple definitions, but a few include:
- “a learned or authoritative teacher”, and
- “a person who has earned one of the highest academic degrees (such as a PhD) conferred by a university”
Chiropractors are highly trained professionals that receive the highest level degree in chiropractic study, Doctor of Chiropractic. Chiropractic, as it is known, is focused more on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of spinal misalignment problems and the affects of those issues on overall health. Every doctor has a specialty, Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in a condition called “Subluxation”. The brain controls everything in the body through the spinal cord (which travels through the center of the spine) and nerves that branch off of the spinal cord and exit the spine through small holes in the spine. If the spine gets stuck in the wrong position it is highly likely that some of these nerves will get pinched; that is a Subluxation. This debate over whether a chiropractor is a “real doctor” often comes up because many chiropractors focus more on treating spinal subluxation rather than focusing on the use of medicine to solve health problems.
In the United States, Canada and many European countries, the chiropractic field is highly regulated, along with other medical practices to ensure that doctors are capable of providing only safe and healthy solutions to your health problems.
#2 – Your Chiropractor’s Goal Is to Take Away Pain By Treating The Cause
Most of us are the same. We ignore problems until they become unbearable. Chiropractors can in some cases provide quick pain relief, but sometimes pain relief is gradual as some acute and chronic conditions take time depending upon how long its been there. The real goal is overall health through making sure the brain has proper communication with all organs and tissues by correcting any Subluxation in the spine. Here at Arizona HealthPros, your trusted Arizona chiropractic clinic, we focus on overall health and also treat the person, not just the illness.
Your chiropractic problems should be treated like dental problems…go BEFORE you’re in pain. Our health is something that we need to be aware of prior to severe pain occurring. Your quality of life is drastically increased if you focus on staying healthy as opposed to fixing the problems after they happen. Sometimes the problem is pretty bad by the time the symptoms show up and therefore more difficult to treat. Because chiropractic focuses on overall health, its best use it to keep you healthy. Medical doctors recommend regular check-ups to ensure your good health. Quality chiropractors do the same. Regular check-ups give you a better chance of addressing minor issues before they become painful problems. Remember, Subluxations left alone cause arthritis in the spine.
#3 – Chiropractors fix more than just backs and necks
Chiropractors are not just low back and neck specialists. Often those aches and pains that you have in your shoulders, hips and knees are a result of misalignment somewhere in your body. Spinal misalignment (Subluxation) can also cause numbness, tingling and other nerve-related issues. Not to mention just about any other symptom the body can produce; if the nerve to the stomach is pinched you may get a stomach ache-you get the picture. Just because your back and neck feel fine, it does not mean that an Arizona chiropractic clinic can’t help you with other aches and pains you are experiencing. Our bodies are unbelievably complex and every part of our body must work together for us to be healthy. It’s worth a consultation from one of our specialists in Phoenix to find the true source of the problem.
#4 – Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and do not hurt
Some people are concerned about the “popping” associated with chiropractic adjustments. The chiropractors in our Arizona chiropractic facility are extremely well-trained and utilize the most gentle and effective techniques, many of which involve no “popping”. If you are uncomfortable with any adjustment technique, we can assure you that we have one that will put you at ease (and out of pain!)
As the years pass, more and more people are realizing that properly performed chiropractic care can provide amazing health results. The sooner everyone understands the science of chiropractic, the healthier we will can all be.
Call 623-776-2225 to make an appointment with one of our specialists today, because you deserve to feel good again.