According to the American Chiropractic Association, October is National Chiropractic Month. It is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the month, Chiropractor’s are encouraging consumers to think “Conservative Care First” when it comes to their health.
In years past, many patients would find relief through conservative forms of health care like Chiropractic only AFTER unsuccessfully trying other more complex and riskier treatments, such as Drugs and Surgery.
Today that approach has been reversed, with more Medical research and guidelines supporting the idea that patients should exhaust conservative approaches, such as Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture and Exercise BEFORE moving on to other treatments.
Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) provide a patient-centered, whole person approach to health care marked by greater interaction and better communication, resulting in consistently higher patient satisfaction ratings than medical doctors.
Prescription pain drug abuse now classified as an epidemic in the United States and the number of spinal fusions soaring over the last decade.
The essential services provided by Doctors of Chiropractic represent a primary care approach for the prevention, diagnosis and conservative management of back pain and spinal disorders. This approach can often enable patients to reduce or avoid the need for these riskier treatments.
This is why Chiropractic is especially relevant in today’s health care system. So become your own best health care advocate by insisting on “Conservative Care First !”
And remember, The 5 most dangerous words are: “Maybe It Will Go Away”
Dr. Joe FitzPatrick
Acton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation