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How Chiropractors Provide Drug Free Relief for Chronic Pain

 

Addictive prescription pain medications are all too familiar in our communities and our neighborhoods. Many of us know of a family or an individual who has been hit by this painkiller epidemic.

Numerous recent studies have shown the dangerous over reliance in the United States on prescription painkillers that simply mask pain, but do not cure it.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 16,235 deaths involving prescription opioids in 2013, an increase of one percent from 2012. Total drug overdose deaths in 2013 hit 43,982, up six percent from 2012.

This “epidemic” has a far-reaching impact on our nation, including the Armed Forces. Recent findings suggest the prevalence of chronic pain and/or opioid abuse by U.S. combat troops is cause for serious concern.

A 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) report cites “Diseases of Musculoskeletal System/Connective System,” such as back pain as the Number one ailment of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans accessing VA treatment. According to VA officials, more than 600,000 veterans use opioid painkillers, and experts say they often contribute to job loss, family strife, homelessness and suicide, as well as weight gain, diabetes and heart disease.

The Chiropractic Answer

Chiropractors are experts in the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal problems and their natural approach can eliminate or reduce the need for drugs and surgery in some cases.

The U.S. military is investigating chiropractic services and other conservative treatment strategies to fight the rate of opioid abuse and addiction among troops. Early research results show that combining chiropractic manipulative treatment with medical care provides significant improvement in lessening pain and enhancing solider readiness, according to the American Chiropractic Association.

To find out more visit your chiropractor.

How Your Chiropractor Works

Chiropractors are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for chronic pain treatments with their patient-centered, whole-person, drug free approach.

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 use of medications or surgery.

If this direct focus on chiropractic wellness sounds just as great to you as it does to majority of the people in the U.S., make an appointment and find out more.

 

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