An accurate definition of health is central to understanding chiropractic wellness care. In our society today, health is often an improperly used term. Many people perceive good health as “feeling good, without any pain or symptoms”, but health is much more than that.

If you need immediate chiropractic attention from a Lake Forest chiropractor with over 30 years of experience in Orange County, we encourage you to call Dr. Gilbert Portugal 949-768-7303.

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Lake Forest Chiropractic Care Emphasizing Functionality

Health is really about one thing in general – function. How well you are functioning determines how well you are. When your body is functioning at 100%, you have the innate ability to adapt to anything that occurs in your environment and you can continually maintain optimal health.

Ill health results from an inability to adapt to stressors and the result is decreased functionality. events like car accidents and physical traumas are often out of your control, but how you are functioning and adapting to your environment on a daily basis is completely within your power. Therefore, the choice to be healthy or unhealthy is ultimately in your control. Genetics and bad luck are not to blame, and are often used as an excuse in the health care community.

Have you ever wondered why when there is a “flu outbreak” not everyone gets sick? It is because those who have lost the ability to adapt are most susceptible to illness. Those that are functioning at a higher level deal with the virus without even knowing they had it.

What Makes Chiropractic Care Different?

We understand that you cannot focus on sickness and disease and expect health and wellness to prevail. Merely treating the symptoms and refusing to look at the body as a whole, self-healing system is a harmful mistake that is all too common in today’s society.

In our office we take a broader approach to your health, and look at how you are functioning rather than just asking how you are feeling. Through gentle chiropractic adjustments, we will help remove subluxations so your body can continue to function naturally and heal itself.

At Portugal Chiropractic, we help to restore and maintain your health and wellness by working to remove the cause of your problem. To book your next appointment, be sure to visit our appointment page or call us at 949-768-7303.