Chiropractic is a natural health care profession that focuses on form and function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems to reduce pain, prevent injury, and provide general wellness without the use of drugs and surgery. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches..
What are some of the problems Chiropractic helps?
Millions of headaches sufferers turn to the natural, drug-free chiropractic approach to health. That’s because chiropractic has a unique healing approach – chiropractors are the only health professionals trained to analyze your body for a serious and often ignored condition. Those conditions can damage your nerves, cause tissue inflammation, may cause muscles to tighten and knot, weaken your body, cause fatigue and set the stage for sickness and disease.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is very common. About 85 percent of the population will experience disabling lower back pain at least once during their lives. The problem is so bad that, according to one researcher, at any given time 6.8% of the US adult population is suffering from an episode of back pain lasting more than two weeks. The standard medical approach to back pain varies depending on the severity of the condition. Muscle relaxers, painkillers, rest and physical therapy such as traction, ultrasound, hot packs and cold packs are sometimes used. These approaches are often found wanting however. Even bed rest has been found ineffective for a serious form of back pain. Chiropractic is very effective in treating lower back pain, allowing the individual to return to normal activities faster and better educated to avoid future reoccurrence.