Benefits of Chiropractic

What is the most important asset you can own?  After careful consideration, many people will answer “Good health”.

How we define ‘good health’ is important to our understanding of the benefits of chiropractic care.  Many people define good health as ‘feeling good or the absence of pain and other undesirable symptoms but is that really all there is to ‘good health’?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

Here at QFC we narrow it down to one word – function.  We believe that how well you are functioning is the definitive indicator of how healthy you are.  Of course we want you to ‘feel’ good but more importantly, we know that when are functioning at 100%, your body has the innate ability to adapt to anything that occurs in your environment and you can continually maintain optimal health.

Poor health results from an inability to adapt to stressors (i.e. a weakened immune system, stress, etc.) and the result is decreased functionality. Even though many of the things that cause your body stress are often out of your control, we know that how you are functioning and adapting to your environment on a daily basis is completely within your power. Therefore, the choice to be healthy or unhealthy is ultimately under your control.

Genetics and bad luck are not to blame, though they are frequently used as an excuse in the health care community. QFC Practice Members have learned to ask important questions like “How come when there is a “flu outbreak” not everyone gets sick?”  They know that they answer is because only those who have lost the ability to adapt are susceptible to illness. Those of us who are enjoying higher function are able to adapt and overcome many viruses and bacteria without even knowing we were under attack.

This is the benefit of chiropractic. We understand that by focusing on combating and alleviating symptoms of sickness and disease, you may never address the reason why you got sick in the first place.   Treating symptoms and refusing to look at the body as a whole, self-healing system is a mistake that has become common in our ‘healthcare’ system.   In our office, we look beyond your symptoms to find out how you are functioning as a whole rather than just managing your symptoms.

At Queensbury Family Chiropractic we help restore and maintain your health and wellness by working to remove the cause of your problem. We do this with a Chiropractic Adjustment which removes subluxations so your body can continue to function naturally. We also encourage you to adopt a healthy lifestyle through our seminars and patient education that will keep you focused not only on feeling well, but on functioning well every day of your life!