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A new year often comes with a renewed focus on personal health. While you may be evaluating your care team, consider adding Burkhart and Chapp Chiropractic! Statistics show that seeing only one doctor for every complaint may not yield the best results. Pain in particular is best handled by a team that includes a doctor that specializes in assessing and relieving pain.

Integrative care, especially the addition of chiropractic care, has been shown to not only increased patient satisfaction, but decreases the number of days in a year you will spend in pain. Many patients allow their care to be dictated by medical systems; causing care that leaves many feeling like they are on a treadmill of specialist after specialist. Most hope for a quick fix or ‘magic bullet,’ and often this comes in the form of drugs. The pervasive nature of the drug market in America makes this an understandable expectation, however there are other effective ways.

Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be a great alternative to pharmaceutical options. There is often a marked decrease in the use of opioids in patients who seek out chiropractic care. As a very safe option, chiropractic care has less reported adverse effects than both Opioids and NSAIDS. One of the important differences is that those medications are used to minimize symptoms, while chiropractic care focuses on addressing the cause of the pain, in an effort to reduce the occurrence of symptoms.

At Burkhart & Chapp Chiropractic, we offer an approach shaped around individual needs and provide a solution utilizing the latest advances in technology. For more information about how we could help you achieve better overall health through chiropractic care, give us a call at (616)698-0046.

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