Chiropractic Therapies, Part 2
Chiropractors use a variety of therapies to treat patients. Many of these are not as well-known as others. Such as:
Diet and Nutritional Counseling
Studies have shown that poor diet and nutritional imbalances contribute to a number of serious illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Chiropractors are specifically trained in diet and nutritional counseling. Your chiropractor can design a nutritional program specific to your needs that can help you maintain good health and minimize the risk of developing these serious health conditions.
Lifestyle Modification Counseling
Good health is much more than the absence of pain or disease. The lifestyle choices you make on a daily basis can greatly affect your long-term health. We now know that years of seemingly small unhealthy lifestyle choices can, over time, turn into very large health problems. Examples of lifestyle choices and behaviors that can have negative effects on your health include:
- lack of regular exercise
- poor diet
- excessive mental stress
- over-reliance on medication
- excessive consumption of alcohol
- poor posture
- improper lifting
Your chiropractor will talk to you about your lifestyle choices, help you sort through and identify unhealthy health habits, and give you practical strategies to deal with and manage them.
As you can see, chiropractic medicine is more than just spinal manipulations. Chiropractors use a variety of treatment modalities to help the body to heal itself and return the patient to a pain-free and healthy life. Dr. McClellan stands ready to discuss your case with you. Call today for a free spinal exam and assessment. Let him customize a treatment program just for you!