By: Dr. Emil Tompkins a Tucson Family Chiropractor with a passion for health and wellness.
People seek Chiropractors for a number of reasons. Many people visit their chiropractor because of some kind of pain they’re receiving. And what’s wonderful is that Chiropractors help people every day with pain and discomfort. Recently a patient of mine told me that she had experienced sever back pain for over 50 years and now, after only a few months, she was virtually pain free. Helping people with pain is something that our office has the privilege to do regularly but I have one confession to make… I’m not a pain doctor.
“NOT A PAIN DOCTOR?” you ask. “ISN’T THAT WHAT CHIROPRACTORS DO?” In some ways you are correct but there’s so much more to the story.
Think for a moment about how our body works. Our brain sends electrical messages down the spinal cord to all the nerves throughout the body. Through those nerves, the brain communicates with every single cell, tissue and organ in our bodies. Every area of our body is dependent on some level of nervous system communication. If the nervous system fails, so can some part of our body.
When we have structural problems in the spine because of poor posture or muscle imbalance, the spinal bones shift out of position and lead to nerve impingement or irritation. This nerve irritation (or subluxation) will keep those nerves from their optimal function. Because of this, no matter what
symptom you’re feeling, you’re better off having your nervous system functioning as well as possible. This is what a wellness chiropractor does. He or she will locate the areas of the nervous system that aren’t working optimally, and correct them (usually with gentle adjustments).If your nervous system isn’t functioning well, you simply will want to do everything you can to get things working better, But, for some of you, those spinal problems will cause pain. For others, those nerves will reduce the way specific areas of the body will function. It can cause digestive problems, coordination problems, learning and development can even be impaired.
Children with these nerve stresses can experience asthma, allergies, GI problems, increased ear infections, along with pain. Infants are seen in our office regularly for ear infections and colic along with routine wellness checkups.
Now, back to the confession. There are so many ways chiropractors can help families achieve better health but we do a poor job of spreading that information. I may tell someone “we can help you with your back pain”. But it isn’t until after they tell me “My asthma’s improved” that I share the benefits of chiropractic care in people with Asthma. Well, those days are over. Your family can be healthier with chiropractic. And it’s time for everyone to find out.
With the family wellness approach. Everyone in your family can perform better with Chiropractic care. At Tompkins Family Chiropractic, we are committed to helping families of ALL AGES achieve their health goals. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Now it’s your turn. Do you know someone who needs to live healthier? Will you just have them continue living the same unhealthy way or will you tell them about something that can not only help them feel better, but improve their family’s health also? Tell them about Chiropractic.
If you would like to receive an evaluation at our office and find out how we can help your family, please call us at 520-572-2596.