Chiropractic Care in Friendswood
Chiropractic in Friendswood is a health care profession that focuses on issues with the following:
- musculoskeletal system
- nervous system
- and the effects of these problems on general health
Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) –practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuro-(nerve) musculo-(muscle) skeletal (bone or structure) complaints including, but not limited to, back and neck pain, as well as pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches.
Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Forever Well Chiropractic strives to be the most effective, the most cost effective and safest option for healthcare needs compared to surgery and/or medication. While medications and surgery have their time and place in the healthcare spectrum, they can also have negative aspects. Medication is great when it is necessary, particularly antibiotics, however, pain medication has begun to create new issues such as addiction and other negative side effects.
Pain has two aspects. Firstly, something must be happening under the surface for pain to be present. Then this condition leads to dysfunction, which then leads to the symptom of pain. Therefore, pain is not the problem, pain is a symptom that there is a problem. Pain medication only treats the pain, it does not address the cause of pain, which is why there is pain in the first place. Then there is also surgery.
Surgery is great for structural repair; however, it has poor outcomes when aimed towards pain-relief. Surgery is also one of the costlier options for healthcare, regarding money and time needed to recover. This option typically requires multiple weeks of rest post-surgery, followed by several weeks of physical therapy depending on the extent of the surgery. These variables can add up to a very costly situation. Add in the fact that the success rate of most back and neck surgeries is currently around 26%, which means failure rate is 74%. Therefore, surgery should be the last stop on the path to alleviating pain not the first.
Chiropractic assesses the body, and treats dysfunction of the joints, muscles, and ligaments to restore and maintain proper function, as well as improve overall health. Forever Well Chiropractic uses multiple tools such as myofascial release, dynamic tape, decompression, nutrition and many others to achieve the end goal of improved function and maximized physical health.