Have you ever heard people say they do not believe in chiropractors? Or are skeptical of the kind of care that they provide? Unfortunately, this fairly common belief persists, despite all of the medical evidence to the contrary. Let’s explore the facts about chiropractic care.
Chiropractors are not magicians and chiropractic care is not hocus-pocus. Chiropractors are licensed healthcare providers. These Doctors of Chiropractic use special skills and medical knowledge to help people find relief from aches and pains.
Chiropractic care is often recommended for people suffering from aches and pains. Why? Because medical research has shown that spinal manipulation is effective for treating back pain, neck pain, and different types of headaches.
In fact, the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) recommends that people use chiropractic care before having surgery or using highly addictive painkillers. The American Medical Association also recommends chiropractic care for low back pain.
Chiropractic care is not just an adjustment. Although chiropractic treatment does include spinal and other adjustments, each patient is unique. This means that each patient’s care must also be unique.
Chiropractors often use diet, nutrition, weight loss counseling, and passive rehabilitation techniques (like those used by physical therapists) to treat their patients in addition to adjustments.
Many different techniques can be used when performing an adjustment. However, all methods have the same goal. The goal is to decrease pain, improve motion, and restore the affected area to normal use. Adjustments can also decrease muscle tension and relieve numbness and tingling due to nerve pain.
As continuing research proves the benefits of chiropractic care, more and more medical providers are recommending it to their patients.
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