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Chiropractic medicine adheres to the evidence based principles of normal physiology.
Doctors of chiropractic work with the body’s ability to adapt and function the way it is designed. In the State of Illinois, chiropractors are licensed physicians under the Illinois Medical Practice Act, “licensed to diagnose and treat human ailments without the use of drugs or operative surgery.” Chiropractic physicians can order all of the same diagnostic tests as a medical physician, however their treatments will be natural solutions. Diagnostic imaging, x-ray and MRI, are commonly used by chiropractic physicians.
From its inception in 1895, the chiropractic profession made observations from self-evident principles existing in nature, summed up in the axiomatic expression “Life Expresses Intelligence.” This became a philosophical starting point, i.e. world-view, of principle when approaching human health and wellness. To state this point differently, our bodies and all of the natural world are interwoven with a beautifully, mind-bogglingly complex system that belies an underlying intelligence in its sophistication and design. The chiropractic physician specializes in understanding and activating innate healing mechanisms within the body, allowing the body to self-regulate as much as possible.
We live in the age of artificial intelligence(AI), artificial social interaction (social media) and an overly mechanized civilization and the loss of a “Culture of Life” as the human person becomes increasingly extracted from organic existence. It is worth remembering some self evident starting principles when considering your health:
Salutogenic Model vs. Pathogenic Model of healthcare
In traditional public health and community medicine, a “pathogenic” perspective is the norm. The focus is on disease or illness and its prevention or treatment, this necessitates the need for medical interventions.
Salutogenesis is the opposite of pathogenesis. Pathos means suffering; pathogenesis is the birth of suffering. Salutogenesis literally means “that which gives birth to health.” Adoption of a salutogenic perspective highlights the importance of starting from a consideration of how health is created and maintained.
Research and mechanism of action
The scientific data validating the safety and efficacy of spinal manipulative therapy( SMT), a.k.a. The “chiropractic adjustment,” continues to grow. In light of our nationwide Opioid Crisis, The FDA and the American Medical Association now recommends primary care physicians consider chiropractic as a front-line treatment for patients suffering from low back pain
To sum all this up, try the natural solutions first and give it a chance to work. The doctors at Nova Rehabilitation Acupuncture Chiropractic will help you maximize your body’s natural ability to heal and stay strong.