What is Wellness? 

 April 28, 2010

By  Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

Much is made about wellness these days. Even politicians talk about it. It may even be a way to save money in these days of healthcare legislation. It sounds good right? Stay well. Less medications and surgery needed right? Personally I think it sounds legitimate. But who provides wellness care?

Does regular medical care provide it? Is there a prescription to give someone without a diagnosed disease, that will make them healthier? With no side effects? Not in the medical field. What about screenings? Mammograms? Prostate exams? Colonoscopies? They don’t prevent, they detect. Early detection, as important as it is, is not prevention or wellness. You still have the disease, no matter how early it gets detected by these tests.

Chiropractic actually offers a service/treatment that increases function. Increases health. It is called a chiropractic adjustment. This article in the Creston News Advisor does a great job addressing and explaining these issues.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

Dr. Stover grew up in Richmond. He has been married to his wife Andrea since 2000 and they make their home in Mechanicsville with their children, Avery and Garnett.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

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