Naprapathy vs. Chiropractic Treatment - Which is Right for Me?

Both Naprapathic and Chiropractic treatments are recognized by most insurance companies and health agencies as effective treatments for various conditions. The question becomes, how do you choose the right course of treatment for you? Below you will find descriptions of both treatments.

Naprapathic treatment centers on the soft tissue surrounding the spine and other joints that has become rigid and inflexible as the cause of pain and dysfunction. By using gentle but firm stretching, Naprapathy seeks to release these tissues from their current condition. Naprapathy also helps the body by stimulating lymphatic and blood circulation. This allows your body to heal more effectively on its own.

Naprapathy is a safe, non-invasive treatment with minor side effects which might include soreness in the treated area as the tissues are being stretched and brought back to their correct state. This soreness is temporary and can be easily managed with nutritive medicine or soft tissue remodeling which reduces inflammation.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on the misalignment of the spine (vertebral sublaxation) pressing on nerve roots causing pain and dysfunction. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation, more commonly referred to as "adjustments", which generally are not painful. It typically feels like "cracking" of the back or joints to get them into alignment.

The main concern with this line of treatment is in the force of the adjustment and the experience of the practitioner. When done by a licensed professional with excellent experience most side effects are minimal and involve discomfort of the area treated, headache, etc... However, there are also serious side effects such as strokes, disc herniation and fractures to the associated joints/bones because of the nature of this type of treatment.

Naprapathy is an excellent choice if you are more comfortable with a gentle, non-invasive form of treatment.

If you still have questions, please contact our office and schedule a consultation or let us know any questions or concerns you may have.
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