If you are someone who has been suffering from chronic back pain, you likely have considered numerous ways to relieve the pain, including seeking chiropractic care. Over twenty-seven million Americans each year are treated by Chiropractors for many ailments, back pain included.
The reason that chiropractic care is so effective is that it doesn’t just focus on treating the symptoms but addresses the cause of the discomfort and pain. In a recent study of patients with back pain over the course of 4 weeks, only 56 percent of patients seeing a doctor to treat the pain saw a 30 percent reduction of pain in that time frame, whereas 94 percent of patients who sought chiropractic intervention did.
Another common ailment that is more effectively treated by our chiropractors rather than medical physicians would be vertigo. By moving you into strategic positions, balance within the inner ear is re-established. This is so effective that another study showed after only three to four months, 80 percent of patients were completely symptom-free.
It is extremely common for adults to suffer from sleep problems. In fact, a poll done by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60 percent of Americans will experience this at some time. Of those polled, 37 percent stated that lower back pain negatively impacted their ability to get a good nights sleep.
Our chiropractors are well trained in correcting misalignments and spinal subluxation which can cause the body to remain in a stress response state and inhibit rest and will implement techniques to get your normal bodily functions back.
Chiropractic care can assist patients dealing with chronic pain as well. The first step is to determine what is causing the pain if there is inflammation and muscle tension associated with it, and then develop a treatment plan.
This investigative approach is the reason why so many turn to our chiropractors for help with not just managing but treating the source of their pain. There have been studies that show chiropractic care as being more effective than pain clinics for those with long-term conditions because of the focus on the reason for the pain and not just on the pain itself.
Adjustments are not the only way for a chiropractor to treat those with pain. Many times they will utilize other complementary services such as the use of a TENS unit, electrical muscle stimulation, and ultrasound to enhance the effects of spinal adjustment.