How Chiropractic May Pick Up Where Others Leave Off
By Sandy Schroeder
Are you running out of patience with your health and wellness resources? Urgent care, private physicians, and ER are all essential. But sometimes, when pain enters the picture, patients may find potentially addictive opioid pain prescriptions only work for short periods.
Dr. Abdel Shaheed and colleagues agreed with their recent literature reviews in JAMA Internal Medicine. They said only short-term benefits were shown for prescription pain medications. They examined the dosages used in the studies and found the pain relief reported was not that great.
The Chiropractic Alternative
In response to potential dangers, and questionable effectiveness of opioid pescription medications, the medical community, and individual Americans, are using chiropractic as a drug-free, viable alternative.
Now, according to the American Chiropractic Association, a majority of Americans choose chiropractic first for treatment when they are in pain.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community and find out how this works.
Answers in Spinal Health
You will learn how the spine and the central nervous system command everything we do. Your chiropractor believes the healthier your spine is the better off you may be.
In your initial visit your chiropractor will ask about your pain symptoms, and use a spinal adjustment to correct misalignments that often trigger miscommunications between the body and brain. In the process, you may feel pain relief in your back, neck or sciatica. Some patients say they have also gained new energy, or enjoyed improved metabolism. Others report more mental clarity and better digestion.
Wellness is an individual thing that you and your chiropractor will want to evaluate as you map out a plan of attack on your pain.
You may use weekly 15-minute chiropractic sessions to maintain peak health, also helping your chiropractor to intercept painful twinges before they advance. At the same time, this may be a logical point to move ahead with new improved stretching, core and stress exercises, or explore healthier diets.
Patient satisfaction with chiropractic has been significant, according to the White Paper Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016. In a study of North Carolina patients seeking treatment for acute low back pain from various health care professionals (primary care physicians, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, etc.) researchers found those who visited a chiropractor had a higher degree of satisfaction in received care.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reports acute and chronic chiropractic patients achieved better outcomes in pain, functional disability, and patient satisfaction. Clinically important differences in pain and disability improvement were found for chronic patients.
If you would like to learn more about chiropractic, your local clinic, The Joint Chiropractic, makes it easy. Private affordable care plans have replaced insurance, and flexible, extended hours are available. No appointment is needed.