'Adjust' Your Opinion of Chiropractors

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Many women are wary of working with a chiropractor for a myriad of reasons. As a form of alternative medicine, some are told to stay away from chiropractors by their general practitioners. Other women have turned away from chiropractic care because of the intense pressure they feel to go every week or every month, indefinitely, to find temporary relief. It's time to address these common misconceptions and analyze the benefits associated with chiropractic therapy and how the practice has changed for the better.

Q: What are the benefits for women who receive chiropractic services?
A: The basic theory behind chiropractic medicine is that the spine controls everything. Over the years, as technology has improved, more neurological connections are being discovered, providing the benefits we believe we are providing to our patients. All nerves are connected to the spine; by adjusting the spine we can bring you back to physiological balance.

Q: What are the most common ailments you see in your female patients?
A: Women are notorious for upper and lower back pain because many hold the stress of the day in that region.

Q: Are there mental benefits as well as physical ones?
A: Seeing a chiropractor relieves the common stresses associated with daily activity. Without that pain, you feel better–feeling better changes your attitude and outlook on life.

Q: Why do you think some people are critical of the chiropractic practice?
A: If you had a bad experience with chiropractic care in the past or if you feel pressured to do anything you are going to form a negative opinion. Before people judge the practice based on one bad experience let's look at what it can do for you, maybe you just didn't have the right fit as a patient.

Dr. Eric DeLamielluere has been a practicing chiropractor for sixteen years. He is the founder of Chiropractic Unlimited located in Grand Rapids and recently opened the Barwis Method Athletic Training Center. That, coupled with on-site physical therapy, provides his clientele with complete patient care. Read more about the effects of chiropractic care in the digital edition.

This information is intended for general education purposes and should not be relied upon as a substituted for professional and/or medical advice.

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