If you’ve ever seen the popular American sitcom, “Two And A Half Men,” you probably know what a chiropractor is. Alan Harper, played by Jon Cryer, was the longest recurring character on the show. He was portrayed as a penny pinching divorcee with little or no cash. The fact that he was also a chiropractor put the profession in bad light, as he was constantly mocked for what he did. However, if you think this branch of medicine is useless, then you’re completely wrong.
Chiropractors treat a range of ailments. Being a form of alternative medicine, practitioners in this field believe that routine treatments for spinal adjustments, positively benefits the nervous system and the body as a whole. Although much of the medical community shun these practices, research has found that a regular visit to your local chiropractor can alleviate back and neck pain, as well as help people with blood pressure issues.
Each year, over twenty million people in the United States alone visits a chiropractor. Most of them have previous injuries, but some of them can suffer from sciatica, arthritis and even crippling osteoporosis. An accurate diagnosis of your condition can go a long way, as new treatments such as anesthetic and ligament strengthening therapy are implemented when simple adjustments and massages don’t work.
Although many things can be treated by chiropractors, they are not substitutes for your doctor. A bad diagnosis can lead to even more complications and certain treatments have been found to negatively affect the body. With that said, it has been found that doctors and chiropractors should work in tandem. Diagnosticians (like Doctor House) can give better input on your condition. With correct information from your doctor, chiropractors (like Alan) can literally take weight of your shoulders.
All seriousness aside, most young adults today don’t deal with most of the previously mentioned conditions. Yet, spinal compression occurs when you’re stuck behind a desk all day, and even when you’re giving it your all at the gym. It might seem minor, and you might not be in any discomfort, but a simple visit to a chiropractor every month significantly reduces the possibilities of ailments such as arthritis in the future.
There will always be doubt when unconventional practices come along. Results do the talking though. You might even feel silly putting your trust in a profession that was mocked for twelve seasons on one of the greatest sitcoms ever made. If you do that though, you might as well believe in ghosts, vampires and demons. That was a Supernatural reference by the way. All kidding aside, if you’re really interested in your overall health, make sure you visit a chiropractor in spring hill regularly. It might be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.