Wellness In Andover
What is the difference between acute care and wellness care?
Acute care is for the relief of pain or other symptoms. This is also known as “reactive” care. Wellness care is to maintain optimal health and prevent future problems. This is also known as “proactive” care.
What are the possible short term benefits of chiropractic wellness care?
The short term benefit of chiropractic wellness care is to maintain optimal health. Our patients who utilize chiropractic wellness care report the following benefits:
- More energy
- Better sleep
- Easier breathing
- Increased focus and attention (ADHD)
- Stronger immune system and less colds
- Fewer to no ear infections (children)
- More freedom of motion along the spine and joints
- Heightened sense of well-being
- Improved sports performance
- Easier pregnancy and delivery
What are the possible longterm benefits of chiropractic wellness care?
The long term benefit of chiropractic wellness care is future quality of life, which includes:
- Straighter spine
- Improved posture
- Less sick days from school
- Less sick days from work
- Lower healthcare costs
- Longevity in sporting or recreational activities
- Decreased arthritis and degeneration of the spine
What are the possible cost savings of having wellness care?
This has actually been studied! In May 2007 the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published an article about chiropractic wellness care. Chiropractic wellness patients spent 69% less than the national average for healthcare services. They also had 85% less pharmaceutical costs!
What advice would you give a patient about wellness care?
Many people first seek chiropractic for acute care, and stay for the benefits of wellness care. Patients typically bring their families in for wellness care, too. The wellness journey is much easier when the entire family is on board.
At Essentials of Life Chiropractic, we promise to respect your healthcare decisions. The real question is this: would you rather be PROACTIVE or REACTIVE when it comes to your family’s health and well-being?
By Dr. Tony Lawther