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How is chiropractic effective to treat pain?

Say goodbye to pain

If you suffer from back pain, you are not alone.

Back and neck pain is the second most frequent reason that a patient sees a doctor. It’s also the leading cause of disability worldwide (Mayo Clinic).

It affects our work too. Americans lose 83 million days of work each year due to back pain (US Department of Labor).

Thankfully, there is a treatment that can make a difference.

 

Americans lose 83,000,000 days of work each year

 

Chiropractic can help

Drug-free treatment for back and neck pain should be the first stop for help. Addressing the root causes of chronic pain and correcting those issues usually solves the pain puzzle more quickly and effectively than prescription drugs.

Chiropractors are dedicated to your health and well-being. With seven years of higher education, including 4200 hours of classroom and internship training, they bring valuable experience in pain management to each treatment.

Chiropractic care can include:

  • spinal adjustments
  • stretching
  • spinal traction
  • soft tissue care
  • muscle strengthening
  • nutrition and lifestyle counseling

Chiropractic is unique

Doctors of chiropractic are uniquely able to deliver pain management without prescription drugs. Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive and personalized pain management solution. Chiropractic care aims to correct the misalignment of a vertebra, called a subluxation, to restore movement and function. It addresses the cause of spinal pain, instead of masking the effects, like opioid painkillers do.

Chiropractic is effective

Whether the pain is minimal or severe, people with all levels of spinal pain get proven relief from chiropractic care.

A 2013 study found that patients who saw a chiropractor for back injuries were only 1.5% likely to have surgery, while patients who saw a surgeon were 42.7% likely to have surgery. Another study that year concluded that chiropractic therapy together with standard medical care significantly decreases pain and improves function.

Not only does chiropractic care help patients manage their pain more quickly and easily, it’s a more cost effective solution as well.

A 2010 article found that low back pain care with chiropractic saves 40 percent on health care costs compared to care by a medical doctor only (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics).

 

Chiropractic can help with a myriad of health conditions. Ask your doctor how regular spinal care fits into a healthy lifestyle.


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