The human body is a complex, interconnected system. This means when a problem develops, it’s not always going to present in the same way each time. To make matters even more complicated, each person is unique and different, which only increases the variability in how issues may come to fruition. Simply put: figuring out what’s wrong with someone is often like solving a puzzle.
The reason chiropractic is so effective at diagnosing problems across patients is because of its holistic approach to observation and assessment. There’s a foremost emphasis on the spine, but as the spine is central to all nerves and therefore, all of the body’s processes, it becomes simply a starting point for more accurate diagnosis. Ideal Spine chiropractors often look levels beyond presenting symptoms to understand the rippling ramifications of an underlying condition.
An exercise in problem solving
If you have back pain, it only makes sense to start looking for the problem at the point of pain. Here, you’re likely to find symptoms. For example, cervical spine pain may be assessed for rotation at the C4 vertebrae. A swift adjustment might set things right and leave you feeling better! But, what happens when the same condition arises again shortly thereafter?
At this point, it might be necessary to look beyond the localized area of the problem. This is where Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) excels. Through comprehensive patient analysis, a chiropractor is able to learn all of the pertinent information they might need to look beyond the obvious. Let’s take a look at an example:
Jenny has chronic back pain that doesn’t seem to fade, even with good posture habits and regular exercise. After a thorough review of her symptoms and medical history, as well as a chat with her, Jenny’s chiropractor learns she has stress-trigger psoriasis. Further, her version of psoriasis – plaque psoriasis – is commonly linked to arthritis and joint stiffness.
Using the information gleaned from patient interviews and medical histories, CBP chiropractors can deliver a targeted, more holistic range of treatments. In the above example, Jenny’s chiropractor may advise stress-relieving techniques or massages, along with stretching and scheduled spine adjustments to make sure she remains in proper alignment.
Factoring in the spine
The spine is often mixed into health conditions that may seem to have no direct relation. Because of this, it’s also often overlooked when it comes to finding a long-term solution.
Take a gastrointestinal problem like GERD, for example. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease can cause chronic pain and discomfort, leading to everything from heartburn to nausea. Many people only take into account this condition at face value and seek relief from medications or dietary changes. The problem is, you’ll now likely need medication for life or have to drastically change your diet in ways you might not want to.
In this specific instance, it’s worth visiting a chiropractor. Unbeknownst to many people, GERD and other gastrointestinal conditions are often triggered by nerve compression in the thoracic spine and may be alleviated by addressing this compression. But, because it’s an example of a referred condition, spinal adjustments aren’t often even considered!
Holistic approaches yield better results
If you’re suffering from a chronic condition, you don’t want a series of temporary fixes that simply bury the problem. What you need is a solution that takes into account all facets of the problem and directly addresses the chief catalyst for your condition. Chiropractic can offer this opportunity by taking your condition into consideration in a holistic capacity. Learn more about the Ideal Spine approach to day.
Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective care trained Chiropractors are located throughout the United States and in several international locations. CBP providers have helped thousands of people throughout the world realign their spine back to health, and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact a CBP trained provider today to see if you qualify for care. The exam and consultation are often FREE. See www.CBPpatient.com for providers in your area.