AMA Praises Chiropractic as a First Option Treatment
The American Medical Association has added even more steam to the argument for chiropractic by lauding it as a “first line of defense” for individuals struggling with back and neck pain, and neuromuscular problems. The American Medical Association is encouraging people to seek out chiropractic as an alternative to surgical intervention, because it is effective, less risky, and more affordable.
Treatment and Prevention – Keys of Chiropractic
Chiropractic care is founded upon an in depth understanding of the spine and how it works cohesively with the nervous system. When there are misalignments or subluxations in the spinal column, nerves can become pinched, causing pain and mixed messages from the brain to the body and back. By using adjustment techniques, chiropractic care is able to address the underlying cause of pain.
In addition to treating back and neck problems, chiropractors work to prevent them as well. Regular chiropractic treatment can stop problems before they start by encouraging the spine’s supporting structures to do their jobs, and by keeping everything in its place so the body is prepared to function and excel.
The Problem With Surgery
In some cases, surgery is a necessity. But according to studies, approximately half of the people who get back surgery did not need it in the first place. In addition to this, surgery is invasive, as opposed to chiropractic’s external manipulation. Invasive back surgery can potentially cause damage to surrounding tissue, and may lead to more pain and health problems down the road. Pain medication usually accompanies surgery (either before or after) and it is easy to develop a dependency when the pain is debilitating.
Because back and neck pain are so common, it is crucial to spread the word about chiropractic’s effectiveness – both in terms of pain relief and cost reduction. So prior to surgery, seek out one of our chiropractors so you can be aware of your options and the real change chiropractic can bring.
*Disclaimer: Always consult your physician or other health care professional before seeking treatment or taking related advice herein.*
Story Credit: American Medical Association Recommends Chiropractic Before Resorting to Surgery by New Providence Chiropractic