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Health

Good for your health: Chiropractic care

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Chiropractic wellness care is an elective course of treatment meant to improve quality of life or reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of intervals of chronic pain.

Wellness therapy is different from other phases of chiropractic care. Usually, treatment begins in response to complications caused by a chronic condition or an incident of physical trauma. Therapy, at the beginning, is reactive, designed to provide relief – quickly. When circumstances permit, rehabilitation begins. During this phase, the focus of treatment shifts, with practitioner and patient working together to build biological environments conducive to correction and healing.  

Once a patient achieves the original treatment goals, wellness care begins. Also known as maintenance therapy, the wellness phase is preventative, and strategic treatment plans are designed to discourage relapse. Patients establish better general health over time, and those with ongoing conditions, like osteoporosis or fibromyalgia, garner long-term protection against degenerative damage.

Maintenance therapy benefits the entire body. Manipulation aligns the head, back and hips, which means less physical tension, better athletic performance and more fortifying sleep. Adjustments keep communication flowing between the brain and body systems, promoting better functioning immune and digestive systems.

According to Healthways magazine, “Disorders such as those which involve organs and internal glands of the body also often respond to chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic is based on the premise that every gland, organ and cell of the body needs a nerve supply to function properly. Therefore, it would seem logical that malfunctions in these areas would also respond to chiropractic adjustments.”

Chiropractic wellness care is cost effective, too. According to science writer Anthony Rosner, PhD, LLD [Hon.], LLC, “The evidence from recent research clearly demonstrates that the provision of maintenance or preventive measures from chiropractors appears to deliver tangible benefits, with major impacts upon our health care system,” through reduced injury incidence, greater productivity and functional improvements.

Main Street Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 5157 Main Street #200, Downers Grove IL 60515, (630) 435-6461 http://www.chiropracticdownersgrove.com

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