Why Choose Principled Chiropractic

The specialization of Thrive Family Chiropractic is Neurologically-based Principled Chiropractic Corrective Care. Chiropractic is a non-invasive, holistic and all-natural healthcare approach that looks at a person’s well-being in terms of their entire body rather than just the area where symptoms manifest. Your nervous system controls and coordinates all of the cells, tissues and muscles in your body.  It is centered in your spinal cord, and misalignments in the spine can affect the nervous system’s performance, greatly reducing your quality of life and potentially causing numerous health issues.

Since the central nervous system is the master control system of the body, it’s especially important to maintain its health. When the spine misaligns, pressure on the spinal cord and nerves can occur. This is called a vertebral subluxation complex. Chiropractic actively works to correct subluxations by thoroughly analyzing and gently adjusting the spine. We believe that all health problems stem from a problem with the nervous system.  The practice enables proper central nervous system functionality and natural healing throughout the body.

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Whole Body Health

Our focus is to diagnose, address and correct these pressures, subluxations and misalignments of the spine to address underlying issues of dysfunction ranging from the nerves and muscles to organs, tissues and even cellular problems. Chiropractic works to actively correct these issues by conducting complete and thorough analysis and adjustments of the spine, to restore the incredible natural healing abilities of the human body.

What is Principled Chiropractic?

While all chiropractic care focuses on healing the body through the spine, Principled Chiropractic is different in that it operates solely on a model designed to maintain and preserve optimal lifelong health. It doesn’t just seek to correct the current condition and symptoms, but to enhance healing throughout the life.

While most chiropractic methods provide effective temporary relief, true principled correction has lifelong benefits, correcting underlying major causes of ailments rather than simply addressing minor surface problems. Our society functions too much on a “sick care” model, which treats symptoms after they arise; Dr. Shane Hoffman at Thrive Family Chiropractic recommends regular preventative care to maintain spinal health for years.

Would you wait until your engine freezes up before changing your oil? Of course you wouldn’t. Even more appropriate, would you wait until you’ve got a gum infection before you start brushing your teeth? The same applies to the health of your spine. Never wait for pain or injury—practice routine maintenance on your body instead!

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How the model works

Chiropractic care was never designed to work on the sick care model by simply addressing current symptoms. This is unfortunate because principled care was the goal of chiropractic over 100 years ago when it was first introduced and developed.

Principled care works to identify and treat the underlying causes of healthcare concerns, to correct them at the source. It targets these base conditions rather than focusing on the symptoms they cause. Just as a doctor wouldn’t treat a heart attack through addressing numbness in the arm, a chiropractor shouldn’t target a nervous system disorder by easing pain solely in the leg.

Chiropractic care was never designed to work on the sick care model by simply addressing current symptoms. This is unfortunate because principled care was the goal of chiropractic over 100 years ago when it was first introduced and developed.

Principled care works to identify and treat the underlying causes of healthcare concerns, to correct them at the source. It targets these base conditions rather than focusing on the symptoms they cause. Just as a doctor wouldn’t treat a heart attack through addressing numbness in the arm, a chiropractor shouldn’t target a nervous system disorder by easing pain solely in the leg.

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Thrive Family Chiropractic in Urbandale

For example, when a person suffers trauma to the bones at the base of their neck, say from a slip and fall, an accident or a sports injury, it can result in posture change which can, in turn, cause the ribcage to shift along with spinal and pelvic muscle groups. The result over time is that pressure on the discs in the back wear down and cause major trauma to the nerves. A principled care Urbandale chiropractor like Dr. Shane, will treat the posture change in the upper neck rather than simply addressing the resulting pain in the pelvis.

Start living a healthy and pain free life where your body THRIVES.  Book an appointment today.