Why the Chiropractic Approach to Pain Is So Crucial Now
By Sandy Schroeder
There’s a reason so much chiropractic “buzz” is out there right now. The traditional response to pain with a prescription medication is up for review right now as opioid prescription pills are creating addiction issues in our communities and neighborhoods. As the problem builds, more and more individuals are looking for the best drug-free, natural options.
In response, chiropractic is surging forward, having been named “the conservative first choice” by the medical community, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
ACA says a majority of Americans now choose chiropractic treatment ahead of prescribed pain medications or surgery to deal with pain.
So what is happening and what does it mean for you?
Opiate Treatment Hazards
For example, the Harvard medical community says there is little evidence supporting the widespread use of prescription opiates for chronic low back pain. The pain pills have not helped people return to their normal activities or lowered disability rates, while the addiction and overdose rates have continued to soar.
A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine, led by Dr. Abdel Shaheed, says only short-term benefits were useful and pain-relief was not that great. He said that simply taking pain pills doesn’t fix low back pain, and it can generate real health risks.
The Chiropractic Contrast
In contrast, chiropractic drug-free treatment seeks to help the individual find lasting relief for pain, learning how to manage the pain and find the way back to normal routines.
If you, or someone in your family, is currently taking opiates for pain, you may want to talk with your doctor, and see your chiropractor, as you consider stepping back from pain pills to regain control and avoid the potential consequences of addiction.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community to find out more about the chiropractic approach. You will find a wellness center, staffed with licensed chiropractors who believe wellness is as basic as eating the right foods and staying active. The Joint’s trained professionals see everyone from teens to seniors, and they are fully prepared to help you find the best answers for your issues.
In the end, as always, what works for you will be the best test as you seek the endgame solution that puts you where you want to be, back in control of your life, enjoying every moment.
If you would like to find out how The Joint Chiropractic can help, stop by soon. The Joint keeps everything simple, eliminating the need for insurance with a private affordable care pricing program, and making visits convenient with extended weekend and evening hours. No appointments are needed.