By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Yes 2 chiropractic
By Claire Lavan, D.C. Lavan Family Chiropractic

As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, let’s not forget about October just yet. This month is not just about ghost and goblins or trick or treats, it’s also about health issue awareness.

Help us spread awareness for breast cancer, lupus, spina bifida, liver, and lung; just to name a few. Not known to most is that it is also National Chiropractic Health Month. 

When you think of a chiropractor, you might automatically think of a person who deals with neck and back pain. That's partly true, but today's chiropractor does a whole lot more and has come a long way from being just a "back doctor”. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, manage and treat many health concerns and often co-manage care with other health professionals such as medical doctors, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and other specialists. 

Patients with headaches, allergies, digestive problems, chronic pain, and many other conditions are finding relief and health improvement by working with doctors of chiropractic. Chiropractors utilize a wide range of conservative treatments, such as spinal and joint manipulation, nutritional assessment and counseling, physical rehabilitation, therapeutic laser light, whole food supplements, acupuncture, lifestyle modification, and more.

Did you know that the field of chiropractic also has different specialties? Some chiropractors have earned additional diplomate credentials through extensive education in medical specialties such as internal medicine, sports medicine, acupuncture, diagnostic imaging and more. Some work specifically with athletes, pediatrics, pregnant mothers, geriatrics, and others. 

In addition, chiropractic is an excellent choice for those interested in maintaining health and wellness and preventing disease. Chiropractic today provides an important option for those seeking better health through the use of natural and conservative methods. If you haven't seen improvement in your condition through other medical avenues, a chiropractor can give you a unique perspective on natural, non-invasive treatments that can help improve your current care, or even provide new options that may work better for you.

So join us in celebrating chiropractic’s 120th years of spinal health. Make an appointment today to “Get checked. Get adjusted. Get well.”

For more information about our practice, Lavan Family Chiropractic, call 678-883-3218 or visit our website www.drlavan.com. Our office is located at 2090 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Suite 115, Lawrenceville, GA 30045