Chiropractic medicine is a non invasive form of medicine that helps to treat musculoskeletal pain. If you have not seen a chiropractor before there are many benefits that you can achieve, but there are also some cons.
One of the most important benefits, as stated before chiropractor is non invasive, instead of dealing with going through surgery or dealing with medications that can have side effects, it is important to look at what can be done naturally. The non invasive approach provides you with treatment for musculoskeletal pain and symptoms without having to pierce your skin. As a result of the non invasive approach there is also not a lengthy recovery time after surgery.
Another big benefit is cost effectiveness. Even though in Canada, seeing our doctors is seen as a free service, your primary care physician and or surgeons are sending bills to the government for thousands of dollars as a cost associated with your treatment. Chiropractic treatment in Alberta is not covered by Alberta Healthcare and as a result you have to pay out of your own pocket. However, the cost associated with chiropractic treatment is much less than the cost associated with surgery. Further, most companies have extended health benefit plans that reimburse you for these out of pocket expenses.
There are very few side effects to chiropractic treatment, soreness, and bruising are probably the two most common and severe side effects. Stroke that is commonly associated with neck adjusting has ben shown by good scientific research to be completely false. Adjustments are very safe and harmless.
The biggest con associated with chiropractic in my opinion is finding a good one. It is important when looking for a chiropractor in Calgary, you talk to a friend for a referral or read reviews online before putting your health into there hands.