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Since being licensed to practice chiropractic almost 40 years ago, I have witnessed tremendous growth in the public‘s awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care. However, there are still many within the general public, and even the medical community, who are missing out. Here’s what you need to know to be well-informed:
Chiropractors are “real” doctors. Chiropractors are primary healthcare providers equal to and on a par with medical doctors. Doctors Of Chiropractic (DCs) engage in four to five years of academic study followed by hands-on clinical training in teaching clinics. Students must then successfully pass multiple parts of national board exams and a state jurisprudence exam in order to be licensed.
Chiropractic care isn’t just for sore backs and stiff necks. The primary form of care involves the detection and adjustment of spinal misalignments (subluxations) which alter the quality of energy that communicates between the mind and body. Chiropractic care has been proven to help with constipation, headaches, depression, immunodeficiency problems, organ and glandular dysfunctions, numbness, tingling, fertility challenges, colic, chronic recurring ear infections, visual disturbances and cancer.
You can be adjusted without having your spine “twisted“ and “popped.“ In addition to the traditional methods, many chiropractors offer techniques that involve absolutely no twisting, popping or cracking of the spinal joints. Care can be personalized to each person’s clinical needs and personal preferences.
Numerous studies show that chiropractic care is very safe. In fact, chiropractors pay a fraction of the cost for the same level of malpractice insurance compared to medical practitioners. It is important to realize that the optimum safety in performing spinal adjustments has been shown to occur only with chiropractors – not other practitioners.
Chiropractic care is cost effective. While most insurance carriers cover chiropractic care, some policies may have higher co-pays or deductibles. Many people use funds in a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for their care.
The best time for a chiropractic checkup is at birth. The last trimester of pregnancy and the birth process typically cause the first spinal misalignments, which can impact the child’s development, immunity, athletic and educational performance.
If you have never had a chiropractic checkup, or it’s been a while, then make time for yourself to have one. Adjustments can allow you to move better, have stronger resistance to disease, age more gracefully and have the best lifestyle possible. It is always better to make time for wellness than have to make time for illness!
By Ken Freedman, D.C. To schedule a free consultation, or for further information, call 732-254-6011, or email Ken @ FreedmanChiropracticCenter.com. Freedman Chiropractic Center is located at Brier Hill Court D-6, East Brunswick. Day, evening and weekend hours are available, by appointment.