Have you visited healthierillinois.com yet? It's a new initiative from the Illinois Chiropractic Society that showcases the message and health mission of Illinois chiropractors by using the slogan "Natural First." As the website explains:
“Natural First” by no means indicates a “Natural Only” philosophy. It means instead that, for many musculoskeletal conditions, providers should first pursue more conservative care without the use of drugs or surgeries. In a recent UnitedHealthcare Analysis, one in four patients suffered from a musculoskeletal condition, and low back pain is the second most common reason for a patient to see a primary care physician.
Since chiropractic is a non-invasive method of treating many common musculoskeletal conditions without the side effects to your body that often accompany drugs and surgeries, chiropractors believe that chiropractic and other non-invasive treatments and therapies should be attempted first. If your condition or problem is not resolved by trying non-invasive care, then care can always escalate to more invasive methods.
The website also has answers to many common questions from patients, such as "Is chiropractic treatment safe?" and "Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?" The website also hosts videos, helps patients find chiropractic doctors in their area, and provides research on common chiropractic questions. As the website states:
For over a hundred years, chiropractic physicians have been utilizing their “Natural First” approach helping patients address issues ranging from headaches to sport injuries to back pain. Chiropractic physicians make up a vital and effective member of your family’s medical team allowing for a drug and surgery free first approach to your health care and a focus on your body’s overall sense of wellness.
Unless otherwise attributed, all content is written by Kyle Johnson, DC, of Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria.
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Although every effort has been made to provide an accurate description of our chiropractic care and its benefits, the information given on this website and blog is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as, medical advice for any condition.
If you have any questions regarding your condition, you should seek the help of Dr. Johnson in person, so that he may properly assess your condition.
This blog is provided by Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria, S.C., proudly located in Peoria, IL.