Chiropractic’s Role in Preventive Medicine

Why is preventive medicine important?

Preventive medicine is the idea that we take measures to prevent disease and dysfunction rather than treating them reactively. Western medicine places a much larger premium on treating disease than it does on preventing disease, which doesn’t make a lot of sense. At Basco Chiropractic, we believe in living a healthier life in the here and now, and taking proactive steps to keep ourselves resilient against disease and dysfunction. 

Chiropractic as preventive medicine

Chiropractic seeks to prevent injury and disease by focusing on the spine as a foundation of wellness. Your spine is the conduit of your nervous system and the foundation of your upper body; as a result, almost every movement, as well as every nerve impulse, will be conducted using the spine. Simply being alive on earth, under the pressure of gravity, is taking its toll on your spine, let alone all the actions we take throughout the day, the poor posture we frequently adopt, and the exercise we frequently forego. The degradation of your spine is already underway, but there are steps you can take to mitigate its toll. Maintaining proper alignment of the spine, strengthening the core stabilizing muscles and elongating the muscles that matter for keeping your body balanced are steps we can take in the here and now to prevent back pain. 

Chiropractic is preventive and reactive medicine. 

Back pain is a life-altering condition that encompasses a full range of problems related to the structures, muscles and functions of the spine. Our goal is to figure out what is causing your pain before setting a course for treatment. Your body is adept at healing itself but it can still use a helping hand. Chiropractic is designed as the boost that your body needs to heal faster and more efficiently. If you are interested in using chiropractic’s natural healing modalities to improve the condition of your spine, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today. 

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