“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Wellness Care and Chiropractic’s role
- Are you healthy? On the spectrum of health, would you be closer to excellent health or poor health? These can be tough questions to answer, but modern day research continues to show us that your place on that spectrum largely depends on your choices!
- Two myths or rumors that are often heard about chiropractic care is that you should only start chiropractic care if your back hurts, and that once you start going you have to keep going forever. Allow me to try and place these statements into context. Do you only go to the dentist when your teeth are hurting you, and do you plan on making regular dentist visits for the remainder of your life? Well if you want to have a healthy mouth and set of teeth, you go regularly regardless of pain!
- Similarly, chiropractic is beneficial for many people when used as part of their wellness strategy. They don’t have to keep going, they want to keep going! A healthy, well-functioning spine has a positive impact on the body as a whole, and we encourage you to consider incorporating chiropractic care into your routine!
- As the WHO quote at the top of the page states, health is more than just the absence of pain. It’s about time to find out how a healthier spine and nervous system can improve your state of health.
What the Research Says…
Individuals who see a chiropractor have:
- 60.2% fewer hospital admissions.
- 62% fewer outpatient surgeries and procedures.
- 59% fewer days in the hospital.
- 85% fewer pharmaceutical costs.
When compared to individuals who only see medical physicians.
Sarnat RL et al. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 May;30(4):263-9.
This study showed that individuals who have chiropractic coverage in their insurance plan lower health care costs and tended to use less invasive treatments. One direct quote states “Systematic access to managed chiropractic care not only may prove to be clinically beneficial but also may reduce overall health care costs.”
Legorreta AP et al. Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:1985-1992