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What is Corrective Chiropractic Care?

| Dr David Palmer |

The Different Types of Chiropractic Care.

If you have been to see a few different chiropractors over the years, then you may have noticed that not all chiropractors are the same. Many chiropractors will focus on the areas that they enjoy, or the kind of patients or conditions that they get the best results in. For some, it’s treating sports injuries, for others its treating babies, but for me, I really like helping people improve their posture and make positive changes to their structure.

As students, we are taught a pain relief model for patient care. This basically means that our goal is to get our patients feeling good, as quick as we can. It often involves a short term “quick fix” approach.

Early on in practice, I noticed a trend – patients would come in for a few visits, feel great, but then they would be back weeks or months later with the same issues. This got me interested in why these aches and pains kept coming back.

Although there are a number of factors involved, I found that good posture or structure was a key component in keeping a healthy spine and was extremely important to the person’s overall health too.

My Experience With Corrective Chiropractic Care

After qualifying as a Chiropractor, I moved to the UK and spent over three years practicing at corrective care clinics. I was exposed to a completely different approach to patient care, from that which I was used to. I saw people make massive improvements to their posture, and their health followed. I saw the effects that better posture had on their movements and simple activities, which had been a struggle previously. I had patients tell me how they had started sleeping better, and how their headaches had disappeared. It was clear to me that helping them improve their structure and posture had a much bigger effect on them than the pain relief approach I was used to.

I believe that poor posture is linked to a lot of the common issues that many people will see a chiropractor for – lower back pain, neck pain and headaches are just a few everyday problems that respond really well when posture is properly assessed and corrected.

This is why we focus on corrective care at Align Corrective Chiropractic. We believe that it is far more beneficial to fix the cause of the problem than to merely treat the symptoms.

We take a very specific, research-based approach (often with the use of x-rays) to assess your structure and help you fix it. If you are looking for a Durban Chiropractor with a focus on corrective care then give us a call on 031 562 9180.