Why Chiropractic May Have the Answers We Need Now
By Sandy Schroeder
In a very busy world, the need to work hard and stay healthy to keep family, home and job going can be a little overwhelming at times. Sometimes the wrong choices are made.
Pain Prescription Addiction
Unfortunately, when it comes to pain, prescription opioid addiction has surged ahead in our communities and neighborhoods. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, as have sales of these prescription drugs, according to the White Paper, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016.
At the same time, this report says the cost of prescription abuse to U.S. employment is around 18 billion dollars in sick days, loss of productivity and medical expenses.
Most of us see this, in one form or another, around us. Not surprising, many people have looked for new better directions, and often found them in chiropractic.
New Answers from Chiropractic
The medical community and individual Americans have made chiropractic the conservative first choice, ahead of pain prescriptions or elective surgery. Now, according to the American Chiropractic Association, a majority of Americans turn to chiropractic first for drug-free treatment when they are in pain.
If you would like to find out more about the chiropractic approach, The Joint Chiropractic offers a local wellness center to explore.
If chiropractic is all new to you, get ready to be pleased. Over the years, chiropractic has evolved into a resource that may quickly become indispensable to you and your family.
The focus is on the health of the spine, which houses the central nervous system that commands everything we do. From that early morning run, on through a busy day, and finally home for the evening, the spine and the nervous system make it all happen. Keeping them in good shape could make a difference. That’s the whole person focus your chiropractor pursues.
Using a spinal adjustment to look for misalignments, known as subluxations, the chiropractor will correct any dysfunctions. In the process, you may find far-reaching pain relief in the neck, spine or sciatica. You may also feel more energy, get better sleep, or have improved digestion. Together, you and your chiropractor can assess your results and develop a plan that fits you.
Overall, patient satisfaction with chiropractic has been significant, according to the White Paper Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016. A study that analyzed data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) beneficiaries in Tennessee over a two-year span concluded: Low back pain initiated with a Doctor of Chiropractic saves 40 percent on health care costs when compared with care initiated through a medical doctor.
The report also says a BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders study on upper cervical chiropractic care for neck pain, headache, mid-back, and low back pain found 9.1 out of 10 patients indicate a very high level of patient satisfaction.
Making your own evaluation can be as easy as stopping by your local clinic, The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint has eliminated the hassle of insurance, providing private affordable care plans. Walk-in visits are welcome and flexible, extended hours are available.