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8 Reasons Why Chiropractic Is Best for Back Pain

Posted on 24 July, 2019 at 11:15 Comments comments (0)

Low back pain is an expensive and frustrating problem for many adults. Nearly 80% of adults suffer from some kind of back problem and the total cost of this common health condition is about $240 billion a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity.

Many patients get frustrated by medical care for their pain. Most medical doctors simply don’t have the time to work with a patient with musculoskeletal complaints, and the most common treatments are medications and maybe some home exercises.

Millions of people use chiropractic care to help themselves stay pain-free. Chiropractic uses spinal adjustments to restore your back’s natural function and flexibility, and is a fantastic choice for relieving and preventing back pain.

Here are eight reasons why chiropractic is a great solution for back pain:

Chiropractic patients are less likely to use medications. The opiate epidemic in the US takes 150,000 lives every year, and many people are first exposed to these dangerous drugs after being prescribed them for back pain. Research shows that patients who see chiropractors are less likely to use drugs for their pain. That means fewer side-effects from medications and a dramatically reduced chance of getting addicted to pain medications.1

Chiropractic is effective for acute pain. It is well-established in the scientific literature that chiropractic adjustments are an effective way to relieve new episodes of back pain. In fact, a review study2 by the AMA has found that chiropractic was an effective option for new episodes of back pain.

Chiropractic is effective for chronic back pain. Research shows3 that chiropractic is also useful for patients who have been suffering from back pain for months or even years.

Chiropractic is safe. Every intervention is going to have some risk, and this is true of chiropractic, as well. But the research4 shows that the vast majority of negative effects from chiropractic involve muscle soreness or pain that lasts a few hours after the adjustment. Compared to the ill effects of drugs or surgery, chiropractic is a much safer and effective approach to musculoskeletal pain. Research also shows that chiropractic care is safe for children.

Chiropractic helps prevent future episodes of back pain. The philosophy of chiropractic is not to treat the symptoms, but to restore the body’s balance and function so that you can avoid future pain. The research5 backs this up, showing that regular chiropractic maintenance adjustments are effective at preventing future back problems.

Chiropractic is less expensive than medical care. We’re all aware of the outrageous costs of medical care, and we all want to have health care that’s effective and affordable. Chiropractic fits the bill in both regards. A number of studies6 have found that chiropractic for back pain costs less than medical care.

Chiropractic can help prevent back surgery. Conservative, non-surgical care is always the preferred first step when dealing with low back pain, and even the American Medical Association7 has admitted that chiropractic adjustments are a good first line of treatment.

Chiropractic is a whole-body approach. Most chiropractors don’t just adjust your spine and send you on your way. Chiropractic is about maintaining your body’s wellness, and that includes exercises and stretches that will help you be stronger, more flexible, and help prevent later episodes of back pain.

You don’t have to suffer from low back pain. Chiropractic is a natural, non-drug treatment that’s proven to be safe and effective.

Yoga for Back Pain: How Often Should You Practice?

Posted on 15 July, 2019 at 4:25 Comments comments (0)

Practicing yoga and Pilates has been shown to be beneficial to health, including reducing low-back pain. If you’re interested in this natural, non-invasive option, you may be wondering how much time you will need to invest to experience the benefits.

Perhaps just one yoga class per week, according to researchers of a recent study. They found that one class seems to be equally beneficial on low-back pain to two classes per week.

The Boston research team studied 95 low-income adults with moderate to severe pain in their lower backs and assigned each to a group attending yoga class either once a week or twice a week. They followed participants through 12 weeks of yoga. Both groups were also prompted to do yoga at home.

The results demonstrated that yoga did indeed have effective pain-relief results, with all participants reporting lower back-pain levels, in addition to less need to take pain medications. Surprisingly, there were no substantial differences between the once-weekly group and the twice-weekly group.

Study authors cited possible reasons for these results. “Participants in the twice-likely group were less likely than once-weekly participants to be adherent. Secondly, home practice in both groups was similar,” they wrote.

Because just one class is more convenient as well as more affordable, and considering this evidence that the improvement is similar, researchers concluded that back-pain patients who want to try yoga should attend a weekly therapeutic yoga class and practice regularly at home, too.

For more information about yoga, in addition to many other options available to you for reducing your back pain, your chiropractor is a great source.




VIDEO: Chiropractic Is Best Treatment for Athletes with Back Pain

Posted on 17 June, 2019 at 4:10 Comments comments (0)

Up to 40% of athletes suffer from back pain, and many are forced to sit on the sidelines as a result. You may wonder what treatment option will help you return to play as quickly and safely as possible.

A study suggests that chiropractic is the best option for athletes with back pain. The study compared a number of treatments and found that chiropractic and heat therapy provided the strongest benefits with the least amount of side-effects.

If back pain is keeping you out of the game, a chiropractor can identify the source of your symptoms and develop a individualized treatment plan to make your return to play efficient and safe

https/www.chironexus.net/video-chiropractic-best-treatment-athletes-back-pain/




8 Reasons Why Chiropractic Is Best for Back Pain

Posted on 10 June, 2019 at 4:25 Comments comments (0)



Low back pain is an expensive and frustrating problem for many adults. Nearly 80% of adults suffer from some kind of back problem and the total cost of this common health condition is about $240 billion a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity.

Many patients get frustrated by medical care for their pain. Most medical doctors simply don’t have the time to work with a patient with musculoskeletal complaints, and the most common treatments are medications and maybe some home exercises.

Millions of people use chiropractic care to help themselves stay pain-free. Chiropractic uses spinal adjustments to restore your back’s natural function and flexibility, and is a fantastic choice for relieving and preventing back pain.

Here are eight reasons why chiropractic is a great solution for back pain:

Chiropractic patients are less likely to use medications. The opiate epidemic in the US takes 150,000 lives every year, and many people are first exposed to these dangerous drugs after being prescribed them for back pain. Research shows that patients who see chiropractors are less likely to use drugs for their pain. That means fewer side-effects from medications and a dramatically reduced chance of getting addicted to pain medications.1

Chiropractic is effective for acute pain. It is well-established in the scientific literature that chiropractic adjustments are an effective way to relieve new episodes of back pain. In fact, a review study2 by the AMA has found that chiropractic was an effective option for new episodes of back pain.

Chiropractic is effective for chronic back pain. Research shows3 that chiropractic is also useful for patients who have been suffering from back pain for months or even years.

Chiropractic is safe. Every intervention is going to have some risk, and this is true of chiropractic, as well. But the research4 shows that the vast majority of negative effects from chiropractic involve muscle soreness or pain that lasts a few hours after the adjustment. Compared to the ill effects of drugs or surgery, chiropractic is a much safer and effective approach to musculoskeletal pain. Research also shows that chiropractic care is safe for children.

Chiropractic helps prevent future episodes of back pain. The philosophy of chiropractic is not to treat the symptoms, but to restore the body’s balance and function so that you can avoid future pain. The research5 backs this up, showing that regular chiropractic maintenance adjustments are effective at preventing future back problems.

Chiropractic is less expensive than medical care. We’re all aware of the outrageous costs of medical care, and we all want to have health care that’s effective and affordable. Chiropractic fits the bill in both regards. A number of studies6 have found that chiropractic for back pain costs less than medical care.

Chiropractic can help prevent back surgery. Conservative, non-surgical care is always the preferred first step when dealing with low back pain, and even the American Medical Association7 has admitted that chiropractic adjustments are a good first line of treatment.

Chiropractic is a whole-body approach. Most chiropractors don’t just adjust your spine and send you on your way. Chiropractic is about maintaining your body’s wellness, and that includes exercises and stretches that will help you be stronger, more flexible, and help prevent later episodes of back pain.

You don’t have to suffer from low back pain. Chiropractic is a natural, non-drug treatment that’s proven to be safe and effective.

Written by: Michael Melton on February 17, 2019.Modified on February 23, 2019.

Chiropractic Patients Less Likely to Suffer Drug Reactions

Posted on 30 January, 2019 at 14:20 Comments comments (2)


 

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Most people experience back pain, and many of these patients use drugs for pain relief. A 2014 study1 found that of older adults with chronic back pain, 72% of them were using some kind of analgesic to help cope with the pain. Another study2 found that 32% of back pain patients in their analysis were using prescribed opiates for relief.

 

It’s unfortunate that so many patients depend on drugs for musculoskeletal aches and pains, especially when chiropractic is an effective and safe way to not only relieve pain, but also prevent future pain episodes.

 

Now a new study3 shows that chiropractic also is linked to a lower risk of adverse drug reactions in patients with back pain. In this study, the authors looked at the medical records of over 19,000 adults in New Hampshire who had at least two doctor visits for back pain. 9.810 of these patients used chiropractic care; 9,343 patients used regular medical care. The researchers analyzed the number of adverse drug effects (ADEs) experienced by the two groups.

 

The authors found:

 

Younger patients were more likely to use chiropractic care.

Non-chiropractic patients tended to have more health problems, in general, when compared to those who used chiropractic.

Chiropractic patients experienced 51% fewer adverse drug reactions (.4% vs .9%) compared to medical patients.

15 non-chiropractic patients were diagnosed with drug withdrawal, while zero chiropractic patients had drug withdrawal.

This study had some limitations, as the study data didn’t included details about the types of drugs the patients were using or how frequently they were using medications. But the authors conclude that the “utilization of chiropractic care may be associated with reduced risk of ADEs; however, no causal relationship has been established.”

 

Another study by the same group of researchers found that chiropractic patients were 55% less likely to be prescribed opiates for their pain and had lower health care bills.

 

With the opiate epidemic in the US, it’s critical that we find non-opiate approaches to back pain treatment. Chiropractic is about restoring health without the use of drugs. By helping the body heal naturally, chiropractic can help you stay well and help you avoid unnecessary adverse drug reactions, too!

 

Enthoven WT, Scheele J, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, Bueving HJ, Bohnen AM, Peul WC, van Tulder MW, Berger MY, Koes BW, Luijsterburg PA. Analgesic use in older adults with back pain: the BACE study. Pain Medicine 2014 Oct;15(10):1704-14. Doi: 10.1111/pme.12515.

Ashworth J, Green DJ, Dunn KM, Jordan KP. Opioid use among low back pain patients in primary care: Is opioid prescription associated with disability at 6-month follow-up? Pain. 2013 Jul;154(7):1038-44. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.03.011.

Whedon JM, Toler AWJ, Goehl JM, Kazal LA. Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low Back Pain and Risk of Adverse Drug Events. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics 2018 May 26. pii: S0161-4754(17)30136-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.01.004.

Written by: Michael Melton on June 6, 2018.

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