Chiropractors are advocates who empower people to achieve their health goals naturally and conservatively!
Wouldn't it be nice to visit your doctor and get help, but not HAVE to be prescribed a drug or have a surgery? Before you need to visit a doctor, people need to understand, in many cases, the dysfunction or disease process had already begun long before ever producing symptoms. (e.g. heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, etc.) It has been shown that 80% or more of doctor's visits can be related to stress and/or unhealthy lifestyle choices!
In the early days before big Pharma and miracle drugs, doctors would use many different methods to improve people's health, and since there were few drugs, many of the methods were conservative and natural.
Unfortunately, there became a pervasive belief that drugs and even surgery were superior toward helping people be healthy. People became more interested in treating their symptoms using medications instead focusing on healthy lifestyle choices or prevention, after all, taking a pill is a lot easier and faster!
Drug companies have some drugs and medicines that are critical, but it's just like any other multi-billion dollar business. Goals, morals, and ethics can get blurred to maintain or grow their bottom line. Today, their philosophy seems simple, you make MORE money if you keep coming up with MORE products (drugs), whether people TRULY benefit or not, especially over their lifetime! If you can evoke enough fear by NOT having these products...all the better.
Medicine and sickness has become quite a 'juggernaut' of an industry that effects everyone. Sadly, it seems to be more profitable in treating sickness than in finding cures. One could only hope there isn't a misplacement of the trust and the dependency people place in the healthcare system in exchange for huge profits! I don't blame individual doctors themselves. Medical school indoctrinates it's students the same as other health disciplines including chiropractic school. Everyone wants to be "right", or have the "more effective" approach. I think advancing medicine and discovering new technologies is admirable, even exciting, but "let's not throw the baby out with the bath water"! A famous quote by Benjamin Franklin still rings true today, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
Cynical...perhaps, but on the whole for a country who spends more on health care then any other country, you would think we would be number ONE for being the healthiest population. We're not, actually far from it according to studies by the World Health Organization (WHO). In a 2000 the US ranked a dismal 37th for health care systems at keeping people healthy! Not a lot of improvement has occurred since. We were also ranked 40th on infant mortality!
Another recent study suggests preventable hospital deaths are much higher than the previous estimate of 98,000/yr. Latest estimates put the figures between 210,000-400,00/yr! (Journal of Patient Safety, 2013;9(3) : 122-28) It seems there is more of an incentive than ever to stay healthy and out of the hospital!
Pederson Chiropractic has a passion for improving your health and providing relief through natural recommendations, supportive advice, and effective chiropractic techniques that are personalized to the individual.
This office is unique, specializing in treating a variety of conditions, with both manipulative and non manipulative treatments/adjustments, which are routinely safe and offered to all age groups as a way to improve overall health and relieve symptoms.
All are welcome regardless of race, religion, color, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition.
Patients are treated of every age who suffer from a decrease in health including musculoskeletal pain, low back pain, mid back pain, headaches, neck & shoulder pain, repetitive stress disorders, digestive system symptoms, chronic pain, and auto and work injuries.
Other health concerns can experience relief too. Lifestyle and nutritional concerns are of the utmost importance and are also considered. Of course, a discussion about health needs to include a psychological and spiritual component. It's not surprising to see many heath concerns have an underlying 'thought process' that can greatly influence a person's over all health and wellness!
Excellent chiropractic care is provided along with lifestyle education, physio-therapy methods, exercise therapy, and professional ergonomic advice. Referrals are made to other health care providers when it is in your best interest and to maximize your outcome.
Your first visit to Pederson Chiropractic you will be given an explanation of the science behind how chiropractic care works, questions will be answered, and a full evaluation to see if chiropractic care is right for you. If indicated, a care plan can be developed that is specific to your condition and health goals, and will be modified as needed to assure your goals are being met.
If you are new to seeing a chiropractor and want to find out more, please email or call 651-329-7679, or text to 612-547-8186 to receive personalized answers to your questions, or to simply schedule a consultation.
Health, IS available without a prescription, and starts with you!
Dr. Samantha Pederson
Roseville Chiropractor | Pederson Chiropractic | 651-329-7679
2233 Hamline Ave N., Suite 101
Roseville, MN 55113