The Truth about Health Care

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Dr. Vanessa P. Triplett

With todays’ rapidly rising health care costs, people are trying to find ways to keep their family healthy for less. People are being more active, making healthier food choices, and seeking alternative health care avenues, with chiropractic being a top choice. I challenge the notion of our current healthcare system and would actually call it “sick care”. I have patients who say, “I don’t usually go to doctors”, or “I only go to doctors when I’m really sick”. To me, this is called SICK CARE – Only going when you are “sick”. Why not take the appropriate measures every day to make sure we are “healthy”? Traditional Medicine is Sick Care: It’s a reactive approach to illnesses and symptoms, often times ending in taking sort of pill, potion, or lotion. Natural Holistic Approach is Health Care: It’s a proactive approach for improving and maintaining the health of the body. Top 5 Causes of Death: Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, and Respiratory Disease, and Diabetes *ALL PREVENTABLE, and if addressed early enough, possibly reversible! The biggest expense in our health care system is the pharmaceutical industry. Once people begin taking many of these drugs, there is rarely a plan to take people off of them. Also the side effects of many of these chemicals are worse than the actual affliction! Ever listen to the drug commercials on TV? Frightening! Remember, BigPharma likes repeat customers. There is a “shift” occurring regarding healthcare. More and more people are taking control of their health outcomes by focusing on living a healthy lifestyle, versus falling victim to sickness. Did you know that your nerve system controls every single function of the body, even without you having to think about it? I feel so grateful to be a chiropractor, and fortunate that I get to work with the power that animates all life! Chiropractic – Fact from Fiction: Myth: Chiropractors are not real doctors Fact: Doctors of Chiropractic are specialists that focus on neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders, and make adjustments to correct misalignments primarily in the spine, thus reducing pain and improving function without the use of drugs. DC’s are Board Certified and Licensed by state. Myth: Chiropractic is too expensive Fact: Studies show that when compared to medical care, chiropractic is actually much more cost effective. Myth: Chiropractors only treat back pain, neck pain, and headaches Fact: Chiropractors can improve overall health and function of the body and that is why it’s important to get checked even when there’s no pain. Kids should be checked too! Myth: Once you go to a chiropractor you have to keep coming back Fact: Many patients willingly choose chiropractic maintenance care, just like they’d go to a dentist periodically. Like keeping your teeth clean, spinal hygiene and chiropractic adjustments are a part of a healthy lifestyle! “Our mission is to provide quality and affordable chiropractic care to every man, woman, and child in order to create a healthier community”

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