We’re Not Changing Light Bulbs
If you came home, turned on the bank of switches in your hallway and noticed none of the lights came on in the back portion of your house, would you A: Change out all the light bulbs that didn't go on, or B: Go to the breaker panel in your basement to see which fuse blew? Obviously it would be smarter to take a trip to the basement first.
It makes sense to focus on the source of the problem rather than chase each individual malfunction. Likewise in your body, when you experience multiple malfunctions... back pain, heartburn, headaches, sciatica, allergies, insomnia, constipation and more - would it also make more sense to check the 'breakers' in your nerve system for the source of the problem first before medicating (change lightbulbs) each individual issue?
Therein lies the difference between mainstream health care and Chiropractic. While everyone is entitled to more than on health issue or symptom, treating each one individually with drugs and surgery is really no different than changing light bulbs. Why not check your 'electrical breakers' for a common source (subluxations)? It would seem smarter to take a trip to the Chiropractor first.
No patient would disagree that getting to the CAUSE of a problem is better than just masking it. Yet so many people are OK with that practice in medicine. Not even in dentistry does a patient comply with covering a tooth ache - they want it fixed.
When you remove the CAUSE, the body had no more need to sound the alarm. That may take some time, no doubt. But in the long run it is the right way to address health problems.