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Chiropractic Rated Top for Back Pain Relief

By Debra Rodzinak

In a study conducted by Consumer Reports, more than 34,000 readers responded when asked to rate the effectiveness of “conventional and complementary treatments” for different types of ailments.  The response was overwhelmingly supportive of alternative treatments over conventional treatments for back pain relief.  In fact, chiropractic rated above all types of conventional treatments for back pain.

Consumer Report’s Verdict

Those who participated in the informal study voted as follows:

  • Deep tissue massage ranked as very popular for fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis
  • High blood pressure, depression, insomnia, back pain, and other types of problems were helped by exercise
  • Chiropractic came out ahead of all traditional treatments to help back pain
  • “Hands-On” therapies, such as chiropractic and deep tissue massage, worked well for conditions such as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and back pain

Chiropractic and Deep Tissue Massage Benefits

It is thought that applying moderate pressure to the muscles and soft tissues of the back stimulates a number of positive effects to the body’s pressure receptors.  Finding a qualified chiropractor and massage therapist is necessary to reap these complementary benefits. 

A regular treatment schedule of both chiropractic and massage therapy is recommended to have the best effect, just like diet and exercise.  This is not a “one and done” type of therapy.  It should be looked at as part of a comprehensive lifestyle change and maintained on a regular basis.

Why Chiropractic Works So Well

Since most back pain is a result of problems with the spinal joints, chiropractic is found to have the best overall benefits in directly treating conditions of the spine, like osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and misalignment of the spinal joints. 

With the use of gentle spinal adjustments, the expert chiropractors at The Joint can provide relief for those suffering with back pain.  The Joint is so affordable that the cost of one trip for a chiropractic adjustment is often less expensive than an insurance copay. 

With more than 350 convenient locations, it is easy to find a location near your home or place of work.  The Joint provides patients with extended hours during the week and convenient weekend hours to fit around your busy schedule. 

If you currently suffer from back pain, make your first stop The Joint Chiropractic.  With chiropractic being voted the best type of treatment for back pain, even over conventional methods, let the expert doctors help you on your path to pain relief.

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