Before reading this article let me be very clear in my intent in writing this. I am not trying to build up profession or tear down another. I am clarifying the purpose of each in the very complex field of health care. Fortunately this can be done with a very simple analogy.
Let’s pretend your body is a brand new house. It is a nice house with good electrical wiring, plumbing, insulation and appliances. You have a well-built frame and everything functions as it should. Over time you wear down. Your wiring has areas that don’t work as well anymore, the plumbing is in need of repair in some areas of heavy use and the insulation is beat and the appliances are outdated and need replacing. Who do you call? A repairman or the fire department?
The answer is obvious in this case: THE REPAIR MAN!!
Why is this? Because it’s easier, more cost effective and smarter to repair the small things by having the repair man who specializes in them fix them then to have the fire department come and put out a fire that simply isn’t there (yet). If you wait to repair the faulty wiring until it causes a fire that’s a different story which leads me to my next point.
Let’s say that now you are the house again and the faulty wire you have been putting off fixing actually sparks and causes a structure fire. Ok, now who do you call? Once again the answer is obvious.
YOU CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT!!
It’s pretty obvious why and that because once you have a true emergency on your hands it no longer does any good to call the repair man until you have put out the fire. You need the fire department to come in with their hoses, axes and other tools to save what they can of your house before it burns to the ground.
Ok so how does this apply to chiropractors and medical doctors? Simple. Chiropractors are the handy man. They fix problems as they come up and they repair the less severe issues. They fix sprains and strains, pinched nerves, chronic headaches and other similar problems that are inevitably going to pop up in life. Incidenently these problems cause almost all the pain, tingling and numbness and other chronic issues people experience.
Medical doctors are the fire department. Don’t come to the chiropractor if you’re having a heart attack. Call the fire department! Medical doctors are there to save your life when an emergency happens.
Conclusion: Each profession is there for a reason. Chiropractors take care of the sprains/strains and other injuries that come up during life. They are the repair man keeping the house (you) in working order.
Medical doctors are there to save your butt when there is a real fire (think stroke, severe auto accident, etc…). Each has its place and each is valuable but for pain the handy man is almost always the better choice.
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