It’s bad enough that you know that something’s wrong, but the prospect of going through the pain and discomfort simply to discover what’s wrong, let alone treat it, can be even worse. However, that needn’t be the case. Natural therapies, such as chiropractic care, employ non-invasive diagnostic tests. These types of tests can include vascular, neurological, and orthopedic diagnostic testing, such as ultrasound, x-ray,surface electromyography, and thermography. General physical exams as well as taking your medical history can also reveal a wealth of vital information. In other words, they can determine what’s wrong without doing anything that requires breaking the skin or entering the body. There are, in fact, a number of benefits to a non-invasive approach to diagnosis and treatment.
The first, and most obvious benefit is a dramatic decrease in pain and discomfort. There’s simply no way around it, a needle puncturing the skin hurts. Many traditional, invasive types of diagnostic tests require the use of a needle in one form or another, typically to inject special dies used in imaging. Non-invasive means no needles. Of course, you’re likely already experiencing a certain level of discomfort in the first place, and some natural therapies, such as chiropractic, may require some involvement or physical touch of the painful area. However, the levels of discomfort are bearable and are easily outweighed by the benefits of relief experienced after the treatment.
With any form of invasive testing or treatment, there is always a risk of infection, by providing pathogenic microorganisms (the little bugs that cause diseases) a pathway into your body. Although a variety of precautions can be taken, the potential for infection is always present.
If you happen to be pregnant, then the potential risks of invasive testing also apply to your unborn child. By choosing a more natural, non-invasive approach to testing and treatment, you are being proactive in the protection of your baby.
As time moves on, it seems as if more and more people are developing allergies to a variety of substances. That being the case, invasive tests also involve a certain degree of risk of allergic reaction, whether to chemicals that may be utilized or even to the materials of equipment used, such as latex.
Whenever you are suffering from a malady, the symptoms are never pleasant. It only seems natural then that the diagnosis and treatment should not be even more unpleasant, causing even further anxiety. Contact us for more information on how you can benefit from non-invasive diagnostic tests, treatment, and reach your ultimate potential for wellness.