What is Chiropractic?

An interview with Michael Reddy, D.C.
Q: What is Chiropractic?
A: Chiropractic is a natural healing art that works with the nervous system and aligning the spine so that the body can function at it’s very best. Chiropractic looks at the cause of disease, rather then just treating the symptoms.

Q: What made you decide to become a chiropractor?
A: I was motivated by the chiropractor that I went to as a child, he helped me with earaches that had caused me a lot of pain for a number of years that the medical field didn’t seem to be able to help back in the late 50s and early 60s.  After he helped me with my ear problems– and I had been a sickly child—appendicitis, bloody noses, etc., all of that got better after 3 adjustments. I would see him every 6 weeks for wellness care.  I was a lot healthier after that, and whenever I had issues chiropractic care seemed to help it the most. I would ask my chiropractor all of my questions about health in general and he always seemed to have answers, which really intrigued me.  I decided to go to Chiropractic school to explore more about natural health.

Q: When did you first go to a chiropractor?  Is there ever an age when it’s too late or too early to start visiting a chiropractor?
A: I first went when I was seven years old, and no, there is never an age that is too late to start visiting a chiropractor!  I have adjusted babies shortly after their birth, and I have also adjusted patients who were just beginning chiropractic care when they were in their 90s.

Q: What is the best thing about chiropractic?
A: Wellness! Chiropractic is a way to improve and maintain your health on a regular basis, rather than just reacting to a fall down the stairs, physical trauma, etc.  Chiropractic is a way to keep your health in mind at all times.  Many patients have remarked on experiencing fewer colds, sleeping better at night, and feeling more energetic, as a few examples of the benefits of regular chiropractic and wellness care.

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