Why Chiropractic Is Repeatedly First Choice
By Sandy Schroeder
If you have been hearing more and more about chiropractic treatment, you may be wondering what makes chiropractic so popular.
Annually, doctors of chiropractic treat more than 30 million adults and children with a natural, whole body, cost-effective approach to help them stay healthy and pain-free. Looking closer, here are some of the reasons patients approve of chiropractic treatment.
- Pain relief satisfaction
- Faster recovery time
- Fewer absences from work
- Reduced odds of surgery
Many research studies back up these claims for chiropractic.
Fifty six percent of low-back patients said their pain was much better, while the one-third treated by physicians said their pain was much worse, according to Nyiendo et al (2000) in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
The reduced odds of surgery was 42.7 percent for patients with back injuries, who saw a chiropractor first. But the odds were only 1.5 percent for those who saw a surgeon first, according to Keeney et al (2012) in the journal Spine
To see for yourself how this hands-on chiropractic treatment works, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Meet the staff of licensed chiropractors who provide natural, whole person, drug-free treatment to everyone from teens to seniors on a daily basis.
It’s All About the Spine
Chiropractors believe your spine may be the key to your overall health. Since the spine houses the delicate nervous system that controls everything we do, spinal health may be the key player.
A spinal adjustment is used to help patients find pain relief in areas such as the neck, back, sciatic nerve, and other joints. In the process, they may experience far-reaching pain relief. Often they also report feeling more relaxed, more alert, and more energetic. Others report better digestion, improved metabolism and better sleep.
Overall, the chiropractor’s goal is to seek pain relief for the patient without using pain medications or surgery.
Most of us can relate. Shedding stress, sleeping better, and feeling more energetic definitely works.
I have many friends who agree. They have used chiropractic treatment to reduce pain and stay on track with their families, jobs, and hobbies. Whenever a problem came up, their chiropractors were there with the backup to fix it. Many of them used this process all through their careers and on into retirement.
To explore the process, stop by the Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. No appointments or insurance are needed. The Joint provides a private, affordable care plan, and extended weekend and evening hours. Walk-in visits are welcome.