What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a treatment performed by chiropractors where they manipulate the body to alleviate joint pain and improve mobility. It is said that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure can help the body heal without surgery or medications. Chiropractors are commonly visited to relieve pain in muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissues. One of the most common symptoms treated by chiropractors is acute low back pain. However, adjustments can alleviate many other symptoms, such as neck pain, headaches, hip pain, and any other joint-related issues.
While a considerable part of chiropractic care is spinal manipulation, it may also include other treatments, such as acupuncture therapies, postural and exercise education, and ergonomic training like sitting, standing, and walking. Chiropractic care is known to be safe when performed by a trained chiropractor.
What is Osteopathic Medicine?
Osteopathic medicine is a “whole-person” or holistic approach to treating an illness rather than just treating the symptoms. A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, (a D.O.), is a medical school graduate with the same training as an MD but they were taught a different approach to medicine and wellness. While they can prescribe medication to treat symptoms, they focus more on preventive health and work with their patients to develop a healthier lifestyle that decreases illness. A large majority of DOs are family-oriented primary care physicians. Osteopathic medicine focuses on helping people achieve optimal wellness by implementing health promotion and disease prevention tactics.
Best of Both Worlds- Receiving Chiropractic Care from a Doctor of Osteopathy.
Have you ever thought about receiving chiropractic care from a doctor of osteopathy? If not, there are many reasons to consider it. We all know the benefits of chiropractic care, which employs a holistic approach to your wellness, but it doesn’t have to stop there. Osteopathic doctors also use a holistic approach to healing their patients that most chiropractors cannot offer.
At Longevity Care Clinic, our on-staff doctor, Dr. Pavlovic is a doctor of osteopathy and a certified chiropractor. Dr. Pavlovic takes on many roles and helps patients heal from the inside out, using his experience as a chiropractor to compliment his patient’s treatment plans. He is certified to perform many healing therapies, such as acupuncture, dry needling, acupressure, and many others. The majority of people that seek chiropractic care could most definitely benefit from additional holistic care and healing therapies. Prioritize your health and feel great, with Dr. Pavlovic at the Longevity Care Clinic where you get the best of both worlds!