A: Most people recognize that chiropractors help people with painful conditions, like back pain, neck pain and headaches. But there are actually three reasons why people go to doctors of chiropractic.
People go to doctors of chiropractic when they have a health problem or disorder. Some have pain in their back, neck, head, shoulder or some other area of their structure. Some suffer from maladies like hypertension, since research shows that chiropractic care helps to regulate blood pressure. Some have been to many other kinds of doctors, and chiropractic is a last resort. Amazingly, many of these patients do get well with chiropractic.
People go to doctors of chiropractic when they want to avoid getting sick, to prevent illness and pain, and stay in good shape so they heal quickly if they do injure themselves. Many visit their chiropractor regularly, even when they are feeling well, to reduce the probability of poor body function and painful disorders.
People go to doctors of chiropractic when they understand that keeping their brain, nerve system and spine healthy and reducing their stress is an important key to peak performance and optimal health and wellness, and that chiropractic care is the best way to take good care of your brain, nerve system and spine.
Information provided by Dr. Paul Kerkhoff, Kerkhoff Chiropractic, 260 Highway 6, 987-4747.