As we have talked about before, Chiropractic care is a drug-free approach to neuro-musculoskeletal complaints. Common conditions that we see in the office include headaches, migraines, TMJ, neck pain, whiplash, lower back pain, sciatica, ankle pain, stiffness, motor vehicle accidents, and the list goes on.

Of course, Chiropractic is well known for being able to manage lower back pain. But it is also effective for the above-mentioned conditions. We take a special interest in treating those suffering from headaches, migraines, and neck pain because they are quite often debilitating, and they are difficult to treat effectively.

According to Harvard Health, “An estimated 85% of people experience back pain severe enough to see a doctor for at some point in their life.” They went on to mention a 2018 study from JAMA Network Open which compared medication, physical therapy and self-care with the same modalities with additional chiropractic care. The study found that

“After six weeks of treatment, those assigned to receive chiropractic care:

  • Reported less pain intensity
  • Experienced less disability and more improvement in function
  • Reported higher satisfaction with their treatment
  • Needed less pain medicine.”

The American Chiropractic Association does a great job of breaking down some of the research revolving around chiropractic care as it relates to neck pain. From a literature review, published in the March of 2007 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, found that “patients with chronic neck pain showed significant pain-level improvements following spinal manipulation.”

These are just a few examples of how chiropractic care can help with neck and lower back pain. If you have questions on whether chiropractic care might benefit you, please feel free to reach out to us with your questions or to schedule a free consultation.  

 

References

  1. https://www.acatoday.org/patients/health-wellness-information/neck-pain-and-chiropractic
  2. https://handsdownbetter.org/health-and-wellness/opioids/
  3. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/should-you-see-a-chiropractor-for-low-back-pain-2019073017412
  4. https://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(07)00059-0/pdf
  5. https://www.who.int/medicines/areas/priority_medicines/Ch6_24LBP.pdf

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