When it comes to medical care vs. wellness, the main thing to remember is that medical doctors treat symptoms by adding something from the outside, such as medication or surgery, while in wellness care, chiropractors identify how to help the body turn on its natural healing ability from the inside.
Chemicals vs. Manipulation
Medical doctors are trained in the use of medicines, so if you have a chemical problem such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, or an infection, medical doctors can provide you with the appropriate medication for your problem.
But if your problem is pain resulting from a misaligned spine or soft tissue damage, no chemical medication can fix it. Using the wellness approach, chiropractors provide physical solutions such as adjustments, exercises, stretches, and physical therapy to help the body heal.
Reactive vs. Proactive
Standard medical doctors take care of patients who come to them with an existing illness or problem. But patients who regularly receive holistic care from a chiropractor tend to stay healthier because their immune sytems are able to fight off illnesses. Chiropractors improve spinal alignment and overall well-being before symptoms develop.
Symptoms vs. Cause
A medical doctor may see your symptom and do what he or she can to relieve it, whether with medication or a regimen for ice/heat, or surgery. But with the wellness approach, we look for underlying issues that may be resulting in symptoms. We offer recommendations for lifestyle changes and make spinal adjustments that fix the underlying cause and allow the body to heal naturally.
A Natural Approach to Mental Health
When it comes to depression, anxiety, and other mental problems, the medical approach is often to change chemicals in the mind through medications. Chiropractic holistic care aims to create an atmosphere of mental and emotional wellness so that people suffering from mental imbalance can enjoy life without drugs.