Facing Chronic Pain? Chiropractic Leads the Way with Drug Free Answers
Problems with painkiller addiction have become more and more visible in our society and many of us have seen some of the devastating effects in our schools and communities.
As an individual, if you are fighting back pain or other chronic pain issues, getting the right answer is critical to your health and well-being.
National Institutes of Health Overview
A January 2015 report released by an independent National Institutes of Health panel about the need for individualized, patient-centered care to treat and monitor the estimated 100 million Americans living with chronic pain, concluded that widespread opioid use does not provide an effective single approach for the chronic pain patient.
The Joint Commission, an independent non-profit organization that certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including every major hospital, recently revised its pain management standard to include chiropractic services. Clinical experts in pain management working with the commission affirmed that treatment strategies may consider both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches.
Since January 2015, services provided by chiropractors are now included in the standard of care for pain management
A report published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) pointed out that more than 80 percent of the world’s opioids are consumed in the United States and that primary care physicians, internists and orthopedic surgeons are the top three prescribers of these medications.
How Chiropractors Can Help
Chiropractors are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for low-back pain treatments with their patient-centered, whole-person, drug free approach.
They may be able to help if you have back pain or other chronic pain.
They believe wellness and routine chiropractic care should be as basic to our lives as healthy diets and daily exercise.
They offer the purest form of chiropractic care, providing full spinal adjustments using the diversified technique to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine.
Subluxations are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain.
As a wellness clinic the chiropractic focus is on daily stresses, aches and pain without the use of medications or surgery.
Find out more with your appointment. This direct focus on wellness without drugs may become your first choice, just as it has for majority of the people in the U.S.