Small Changes Can Have Big Impact on Overall Health
Says American Chiropractic Association
This October, during National Chiropractic Month, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is encouraging families to make simple changes in an effort to improve their overall health and well-being.
“Making small consistent changes are the keys to achieving better health,” says Dr. Misty Funk of Tranquility Chiropractic Studio. “Chiropractic, because of its focus on prevention, can play an integral role in helping Americans improve their health.”
Doctors of chiropractic are trained and licensed to serve as primary care doctors, Dr. Funk notes. “They stress preventive protocols such as, dietary and nutritional counseling, exercise, rehabilitation and ergonomics.”
Dr. Funk and ACA recommend the following health tips.
- Exercise daily
- Control your weight
- Commit to proper nutrition
- Avoid smoking or other tobacco products
- Use alcohol in moderation
- Control any chronic diseases or disorders (including high blood pressure, diabetes, or high levels of cholesterol).
Doctors of chiropractic provide drug-free, non-invasive treatment options for many types of pain and inflammation. For example, chronic back pain, neck pain, joint pain and headaches can often be reduced with the appropriate combination of chiropractic manipulation, rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle counseling – all of which are offered by doctors of chiropractic in a patient’s personalized treatment plan.
“Consumers also should know that chiropractic treatment is a covered benefit in virtually all traditional insurance policies,” adds Dr. Funk. “As many as 87 percent of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their existing health care plans.”
A significant amount of evidence has shown that the use of chiropractic care for certain conditions can be more effective than traditional medical care, with many patients feeling improvement shortly after their first chiropractic visit.
This October, during National Chiropractic Month, talk with a doctor of chiropractic about ways you can achieve better health. “Doctors of chiropractic believe that prevention is the key to health and wellness. Discover how treatment by your local doctor of chiropractic can not only improve your spinal health, but also start you on the road to wellness.”
Dr. Funk is working in collaboration with the American Chiropractic Association to observe National Chiropractic Month. For more information on chiropractic or any of the tips mentioned above please contact Dr. Funk at (512) 788-3366 or visit the ACA Web site: http://www.ACAtoday.org.