As a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), my day consists mostly of hearing patient concerns regarding their aches and pains. However, it never was about pain.
What I mean by that is my reasoning for pursuing the education required to become a DC was not so I could help people out of pain. True, pain relief is an amazing side effect of chiropractic care and I am happy that the work I do helps allow the body to heal better. However, there is SO much more to chiropractic than pain relief.
The nervous system is the master controller of EVERY SINGLE process and function in the body. Chiropractic care and the chiropractic adjustment is one of the only things that directly influences the nervous system. Most patients experience pain relief, yes. But most patients also experience improved sleep, energy, digestion. . .the list goes on and on.
It is important to understand that pain is a secondary condition to an underlying primary condition with the structure and foundation of the body. These structural shifts affect our body by disrupting the normal alignment of bones, joints, and muscles and obstruct the normal spinal nerve/spinal cord function. These abnormal disruptions create many different secondary conditions. (Some examples of secondary conditions include headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, low back pain, numbness/tingling, muscle spasm, fatigue, restricted range of motion. . .)
What many patients fail to recognize is that they are seeing a healthcare provider for secondary conditions and the primary condition may never be addressed. Oftentimes, once the secondary condition resolves, the patient decides to stop care. The problem is that the primary structural condition was never addressed; therefore, the secondary condition(s) recur.
At Radiant Life Chiropractic, our goal is to identify the primary condition and provide an individualized treatment plan tailored to correct the primary condition and as a result, help you get relief from your secondary condition. Our goal is to help you achieve a happy, healthy, well-balanced life. If you are seeking this, please schedule an appointment online at www.radiantlifemn.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org