"A condition of optimum physical, social, mental and spiritual well-being- not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (Dorland's Medical Dictionary).
The body has been designed in a way that our nervous system controls and coordinates every single function that is necessary for life and health; our joints, muscles, heart, lungs, glands, and so on. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and wide array of peripheral nerves that course throughout our body.
The presence or absence of symptoms such as pain or weakness do not tell us whether we are healthy or not; they are the LAST thing to show up and the FIRST thing to leave. Only 15% of our nerves deal with pain; to be healthy, we must look at the other 85% as well. Science estimates that 50-70% of our cells are diseased or damaged BEFORE we ever observe a symptom. So being healthy has to do with how our body is functioning, not only with how it is feeling.
The Doctor of Chiropractic is the authority on conservative management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, uniquely focused on salutogenic (Health Promotion) healthcare. Chiropractic care restores the Function of the whole body, increasing the Function & Health of an individual, so they have the quality of life they deserve. It identifies & treats the Cause of health concerns, not just treats the symptoms. The goal is for the problem(s) not to just go away- but to go away and never come back again. Chiropractic treats function, structure, and the nervous system; pain relief is a consequence of being healthier, which is a consequence of functioning better.
Chiropractic is drug-free, surgery-free, and considered the Safest form of healthcare available today. It is designed to get you well and keep you well, also identifying and correcting dysfunction before it produces unnecessary symptoms, disease, and limitations. Chiropractic alleviates symptoms by getting to the Root Cause and further prevents unnecessary physical issues later in life. In other words, Chiropractic is good for us, much like eating our broccoli, and is a critical part of our healthy living practices.
Preventable costs to the Employer associated with absenteeism, presenteeism, worker’s compensation, hospital admissions, pharmaceuticals, opioid use, employee turnover rates, and more all come from symptoms that chiropractic care fixes safely and naturally. Some of these symptoms include: