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Can Chiropractic Care Ease Rising Addiction Rates?

By Amy Silva

Back pain is a common complaint among people of all ages. Its cause could be from sleeping in odd positions, having a physical job, lifting or moving a heavy object, age-related pain, medical issues or other reasons. Chiropractic care may help many issues that involve back pain and is becoming a popular sought-out treatment for those wanting to avoid medications as much as possible. Speak to your doctor to find out if chiropractic is an option for your specific issue and visit the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic for an evaluation.

Research and Studies Favoring Chiropractic

A study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association network open on military members found that having chiropractic care may help eliminate back pain. Among those with back pain, the patients who used chiropractic care in addition to other medical care were more likely to have reduced pain than those who only used medical treatment. While medical treatment for back pain can include medication, chiropractic techniques for this study included manual therapies and spinal manipulation, among others.

Seeing a chiropractor doesn't just help back pain; research shows it may aid in providing relief to those with fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis as well. It can relieve neck pain, headaches or help people who have acute back pain. Many people trust chiropractic over pain medications, according to a study done by Goertz, et al. More back pain and neck pain sufferers believe chiropractic care is not only a safer option than medication, but that it's more effective in treating their pain than taking pills.

An Alternative to Rising Addiction Rates

In the United States alone, 90 people die every single day from overdosing on an opioid. What can start as a visit to your doctor for back pain can lead down a difficult road of more suffering no matter how unintentional. While some back pain treatments include over-the-counter medication, others have more serious consequences like building up a tolerance and having to take more and more for pain relief. This is how addiction can begin. OTC isn't 100 percent safe either. There can be side effects when too much is taken for too long and they can have serious effects on organs. Why not try an alternative, like chiropractic, before turning to medication as a treatment?

With nearly 500 locations nationwide, The Joint Chiropractic as an excellent option for addressing your health concerns before taking the significant step of ingesting an addictive drug for pain.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Roseville, Minn.

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