What is the chiropractic philosophy?
The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes two fundamental concepts:
- The structure and condition of the body influences how the body functions and its ability to heal itself.
- The mind/body relationship is instrumental in maintaining health and in the healing processes.
Although chiropractic shares much with other health professions, its emphasis and application of philosophy distinguishes it from modern medicine. Chiropractic philosophy gravitates toward a holistic ("total person") approach to healing which combines elements of the mind, body and spirit and maintains that health depends on obedience to natural laws, and that deviation from such laws can result in illness.
Chiropractic Philosophy includes:
- Emphasis on patient recuperative abilities rather than surgery
- Recognition that dynamics exist between lifestyle, environment and health
- Understanding the cause of illness in order to eliminate it, rather than simply treat symptoms
- Recognition of the centrality of the nervous system and its intimate relationship with the capacities of the human body
- Balancing benefits versus risks of clinical interventions
- Recognition of the primary importance of monitoring progress closely through appropriate diagnostic procedures
- A patient-centered, hands-on approach focused on influencing function through structure
- Focus on early intervention emphasizing timely diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are wholly functional and reversible
Chiropractic philosophy blends an effective combination of conviction, critical thinking, open-mindedness and appreciation of the natural order of things. Chiropractic focuses on the establishment and maintenance of a relationship between patients and their environment, which is most conducive to functional well-being.
When did all this chiropractic stuff begin?
Do chiropractors have medical (M.D.) degrees?
Do chiropractors work in hospitals?
Do chiropractors just fix backaches?
What other types of health problems are related to the spine?
What services, other than chiropractic, do you offer?
Is chiropractic similar to massage?
How does chiropractic differ from physiotherapy?
Is chiropractic safe?
Do chiropractors believe in medicine and surgery?
Can chiropractic prevent back surgery?
Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?
I'm not sick. Should I see a chiropractor?
At what age should I start coming in?
I am a senior citizen. Am I eligible for chiropractic treatment?
OK, you have convinced me. How do I make an appointment?
How long does a consultation take?
Do I need a referral?
Is it necessary to do anything to prepare for an appointment?
What happens when I come for an adjustment?
How long will I need to see a chiropractor to get results?
What causes the sound of an adjustment?
Why does my vertebrae "crack" when you are doing an adjustment?
Is it bad to "crack" your own neck or back a lot?
Can spines automatically go back in place?
Is the adjustment/consultation covered by Medicare or private health coverage?
Do insurance companies require a referral for me to see a chiropractor?
If I hurt myself between visits, what can I do?
Are there any tips on back care?
Do you give advice on what exercises I should do?
Do you offer massage therapy at your office?
Where do I come for my adjustment?
Fairburn Road Chiropractic
2080 Fairburn Road
Douglasville, GA 30135
What hours are you open?
Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday,11:00am - 1:00pm