With your chronic neck pain, you have been seeing a chiropractor on a semi-regular basis. You get a quick adjustment and leave feeling a little better, but it always comes back. Have you considered working with a chiropractor with a holistic approach?
What exactly does it mean to be a holistic chiropractor? Below you’ll find a breakdown of what these terms mean and what your care could be.
What Does Holistic Mean?
The word holistic refers to looking at something as a whole, not only analyzing its parts. Often, especially in the medical field, doctors can become so focused on the individual symptoms that they fail to see or treat the overall systemic problem. Treating someone holistically means taking into account overall wellness, not just specialized care.
Those who practice with a more conventional approach can prescribe medication to manage specific symptoms; meanwhile, holistic treatment broadens the view and addresses the actual problem within the body’s systems.
What Does Holistic Chiropractic Care Look Like?
In the chiropractic field, holistic treatment means not just focusing on localized pain or mobility issues but also considering the underlying cause as well as the body as a whole.
In the case of neck pain, for example, a holistic chiropractor will not just provide the in-office adjustments needed to reduce pain but also discuss with the patient their body posture while sitting and standing, sleeping position, stress management, and more to address all the causes of the neck pain.
Why Should You Visit a Chiropractor with a Holistic Approach?
Working with a holistic chiropractor comes with many benefits. In addition to getting relief from pain, you can form healthier habits in your daily routine, learn stretches and exercises to prevent or treat pain, and improve other systems or areas of the body. Although you might have come in for help with neck pain, you may find that you also sleep better or can manage stress better, giving you a better quality of life overall.
In the end, if you aren’t getting care from a professional with a holistic approach, you aren’t taking full advantage of what’s available. A holistic chiropractor will look at your problem through the lens of your whole body, potentially identifying the real cause of the problem. Then, they can give you treatment and advice that will actually help in the long term.
You deserve this kind of help for your neck pain or any other unpleasant symptom, so find a holistic chiropractor today!
About the Author
At AlignRight Chiropractic, Dr. Zinovy Chukhman is concerned not only about patients’ pain but about their overall health. The practice even has a dietician on staff to help patients better manage their weight, if necessary. Dr. Z studied at the Parker College of Chiropractic and has become fully certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. If you would like to meet with Dr. Z, you can contact the office by calling 972-907-2800 or visiting our Contact Us page here.