3 Ways Your Chiropractor is Leading the Future of Healthcare

Modern medicine is entering a HUGE transition.  Medical costs are out of control. Doctor’s are being arrested for large-scale medical fraud (see Dr. Farid Fata) and recently a strain of bacteria was found in an American hospital that is resistant to EVERY SINGLE antibiotic humans have.

In addition to these big changes on the surface of American healthcare there is a growing undercurrent of mistrust of Americans towards big medicine. Most people have either been charged an outrageous price for a drug to only to find out there was a much cheaper alternative or paid an enormous co-pay for a procedure that would up not being covered by their insurance.  Many more stories of shady practices, downright bad advice or other misdeeds are also common.

So what is the future of health care? Who should you trust with your health? Below are 3 undeniable reasons your chiropractor should be your primary health care provider as this sea-change in modern health care plays itself out.

1) Chiropractic focuses on fixing the problem, not covering it up.

A recent CDC report (https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2013/12_0316.htm) says that up to 75% of medical treatments are now aimed at treating diseases that are the direct result of lifestyle.  That means diet, exercise, sleep, anything we do on a daily basis.

Most medical doctors simply don’t know what to tell you if you ask about diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, etc… The reason? They never had any formal education about those topics and most never took the electives to learn about it.

A chiropractor has at bare minimum 1 full year of nutrition and many have gone on to do additional work in nutrition and they walk the walk. Many also have more practical knowledge on getting better sleep, how to exercise to lose weight and how to reduce stress. They won’t simply suggest a pill and show you the door. Your chiropractor will help root out the source of your health concern and help you eliminate it.


2) Chiropractic is extremely safe and effective for a variety of conditions

Chiropractic can be used for a variety of conditions. Some of the more well known are headaches, back pain, sciatica, numbness and tingling, treating herniated discs and tennis elbow. It can also be used effectively to treat colic in babies, digestive issues, sinus problems, and helps regulate the immune system and lower blood pressure.

With all the numerous benefits it makes sense to start with chiropractic before looking to drugs and surgery to fix a problem.  Consider this fact: a 2006 study (http://www.whale.to/a/null9.html) found that medical treatment caused 783,936 deaths per year.

The numbers are down right scary and a significant portion of those deaths are people who were taking the meds as prescribed.  I.E. following the instructions they were given. And yes, this includes seemingly innocent over the counter meds like Advil and Tylenol.

With chiropractic the worst side effect is some stiffness following treatment or the adjustment itself may be mildly painful if the condition is acute.


3) Chiropractic focuses on living a healthy lifestyle

With 75% of health problems stemming from lifestyle it only makes sense to seek advice from the most qualified and experienced voice you can find.  Often times the mainstream advice on wellness, nutrition, sleep, stress, etc… just simply isn’t very useful or accurate. Look no further than Americas ever rising levels of heart disease, cancer and myriad other diseases. What we are doing isn’t working so why keep doing it?

Doctors of chiropractic can help guide you in the right direction with nutrition, natural pain reduction, sleep and many other health care concerns.

I invite you to see for yourself what kind of information I can provide you. Download our free cookbook at the top of this page. There are also chapters on healthy living to get you started. I think you will like what you find.

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Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+


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