ACCIDENT OR INJURIES
The 2 most common forms of spinal injuries are repetitive in nature (that occur over time), or acute (meaning they occurred from a sudden impact.) regardless if your pain is from the everyday, repetitive trauma of work or from the sudden impact of a car collision or fall, we can help alleviate your symptoms with chiropractic care.
The Many Benefits Of Chiropractic Care
There are many reasons people regularly seek chiropractic care. It is most often because they are in pain. This could have been caused by an accident or sports injury and more. In some cases, individuals still experience pain after being treated by their physician. People have experienced positive results from chiropractic care who were suffering from headaches, pain in their arms, back or neck as well as legs and more.
This type of care is performed by a trained and experienced medical professional who provides alternative treatments including spinal manipulation. The theory of this care is a body's musculoskeletal structure needs to be in correct alignment for it to properly heal itself. This could involve aligning the spine. Chiropractic care enables a person’s body to heal itself without using medication or surgery. It can be a very effective treatment after a person has had a traumatic event that caused them to fall or experience a deep tissue injury and more. It is also an effective treatment for pain caused by repetitive stress, sitting without proper back support and similar situations.
Lower Neck and Back Pain
A study involving individuals who had chiropractic care for their neck pain showed over 95 percent of study participants were very satisfied or satisfied with the results of the care they received. Another study funded by the Center for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institute of Health (NIH) consisted of three groups of people. Each of them experiencing neck pain. One group had home exercise to treat their condition and another group used over-the-counter pain medication. One group was given chiropractic care by a doctor of chiropractic (DC). After three months 57 percent of those who had chiropractic care reported up to a 75 percent or more reduction in pain. Those who exercised at home reported a 48 percent reduction in pain. The group that used over-the-counter medication reported a 33 percent reduction in pain. These results remain consistent for the study participants after a year of treatment.
There was another study conducted that involved analyzing over 229 articles that had been peer-reviewed. These articles covered various studies done concerning chiropractic care and headaches. It showed that over 21 percent of people with headaches sought chiropractic care. Approximately 90 percent of them experienced a significant decrease in their headaches and over 48 percent experienced a significant decrease in their level of headache pain.
Research has been done using upright MRI scans to show how upper cervical spine adjustments can have a positive impact on different brain conditions. Cerebral spinal fluid as well as blood flow increases. Cerebellar invagination is being reversed. In other cases, brain plaquing is decreasing significantly or being eliminated. A study showed patients receiving upper cervical care from a chiropractor all reported having positive outcomes.
A chiropractor is so effective at treating pain-based conditions, it is important to realize they can also help with many aspects of everyday life. Chiropractic care can also help with everything from boosting a person's the immune system to relieving their muscle tension, naturally increasing energy levels, enhancing pulmonary function and more.