7 Reasons to See A Chiropractor


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7 Reasons to See A Chiropractor

  1. 1. ==== ====3 Vital Tips You Need to See before Visiting a Chiropractor! Check it out:youtu.be/1xcJF9pWLt4==== ====Chiropracticis a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal systemand the nervous system. Those that use chiropractic care regularly recommend it highly for avariety of reasons. Here are the seven best reasons to find a chiropractor when you arent feelingyour very best.1. Chiropractic Has Been Proven SafeChiropractic is one of the safest therapies available if you are suffering from anyneuromusculoskeletal issues such as back, neck, joint, or head pain.What exactly does safe mean? If you want to talk numbers, then the risk of injury is 1 in286,000,000, or 0.0002%. Compare that to standard treatments such as medication and surgerywhere the risk of injury is 1 in 1428. Thats right - chiropractic manipulation is that much safer, andas youll learn later in this report, more effective as well.The most common issue involving chiropractic isnt an injury at all. It is simply some mild sorenessafter adjustment. Think about how your muscles feel if youve done something you dont normallydo. You feel sore because your muscles, bones, and ligaments have moved in ways they are notused to moving. This is what happens during a chiropractic adjustment but on a minor scale. Anysoreness you feel will be gone within 24 hours and most patients feel immediately better with nosoreness whatsoever.Why is chiropractic so safe? There are four main reasons:Chiropractors have years of schooling with coursework that includes classes on all aspects of thespine.Chiropractors have been trained, doing clinical work long before becoming licensed.Chiropractors continue their education long after graduation, completing courses yearly in order tomaintain a license to practice.Finally, and most importantly, a chiropractors basic philosophy is that the body is capable ofhealing itself. The purpose of a chiropractor is simply to remove the subluxations, or blockages,that occur in spine so that the body can do its job.Chiropractic is so safe that agencies unassociated with chiropractic tout its benefits. For instance,the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), part of the US Department of Healthand Human Services, found that complications are rare. Not only that, they suggest thatchiropractic should be used before surgery is considered. And finally, they state that prescription
  2. 2. drugs are not recommended for most back pains.2. Chiropractic Has Been Proven Effective for PainIf you have pain, chiropractic may be just what you need. Studies in the United States and otherparts of the world show that chiropractic manipulations are effective. One study in California foundthat chiropractic was effective 86% of the time for general lower back pain.But what of acute lower back pain? A report released by the Agency for Health Care Policy andResearch recommended chiropractic as the best treatment for this ailment. A study from theUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Jefferson County (Missouri) Rehabilitation Centreshowed that there was immediate improvement when chiropractic was used to treat acute lowback pain.Study after study has been conducted and study after study has concluded that spinal adjustmentis superior to other treatments for acute pain. But chiropractic is beneficial to more than justgeneral, chronic, or acute lower back pain.Patients of chiropractic seek help for neck pain or discomfort as well. In fact, 19% of patientsreport neck pain at the first consultation. This pain is usually caused by accident or injury but canalso be brought on by every day living.The modern medical treatment for neck pain is either immobilization or physical therapy. However,studies have shown that spinal adjustments are more effective. For instance, a study done in theNetherlands observed patients receiving one of the three treatments. They found that spinaladjustments improved overall physical functioning more than the other treatments.Beyond the back and neck, patients often seeks chiropractic care for headaches, includingmigraines. For chiropractic patients, migraines are often reduced or resolved without using painkillers or other prescription medications. A study was published by chiropractic doctors atUniversity of Odense and the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and clinical Biochemist in Denmarkshowing that spinal adjustments and soft tissue therapy allowed for steady improvement.Many people understand the role of chiropractic in the back, neck, and head becausechiropractors are seen as "back doctors." However, chiropractic has proven effective for manyother conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, infantile colic, and much more.For pain associated with a variety of conditions, chiropractic is proven effective, often moreeffective than modern medical treatments. Coupled with the safety of chiropractic, it should beyour first choice when dealing with pain.3. Chiropractic is Less Invasive and Drug FreeIf you go to a medical doctor due to neck and back pain, you are likely to be given nonsteroidalanti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDS. Although these drugs are given out regularly, they dohave significant risks t hat are far greater than the typical issue, soreness, seen with chiropractic.NSAID risks include:
  3. 3. Allergic reactions, some of which can be life threateningHives or rashesIncreased risk of heart attackIncreased risk of strokeGastrointestinal issues such as bleeding or ulcersCancerAnother typical treatment is bed rest. But this, too, can cause problems such as muscles atrophy,heart and lung weakness, bone loss, and blood clots.Lets not forget surgery. Surgery is used for neck and back pain whenever painkillers and bed restdont work and the risks of surgery are great. They include:Breathing issues due to anesthesia - a patient can quit breathing entirelyBlood loss leading to transfusionsCardiovascular risks such as heart attack or strokeScar tissuePainInfectionBlood clotsLung collapseInjury to other areas of the bodyParalysisNumbness and tingling of parts of the bodySwelling and bruisingAnd even deathChiropractic has none of these risks because it is not invasive. There is no cutting on the body andthere is no medication prescribed. To avoid the risks associated with NSAIDS and surgery,chiropractic is an excellent choice.4. Chiropractic is Less Disruptive to Your LifestyleChiropractic is done on an outpatient basis and has easy recovery, often less than 24 hours ofminimal soreness. Consider this in comparison to the recovery of surgery.After any surgical procedure, the body needs time to repair tissues damaged during the surgery sothat the body can return to normal. Surgical recovery is a process that can take time, often longperiods of time requiring medication and bed rest. In fact, pushing yourself too hard after surgerywill cause setbacks and make your recovery time longer.Chiropractic, on the other hand, has limited recovery time. At most, chiropractic patients may feelsome mild soreness in the area of the manipulation. This soreness is typically gone in a matter ofhours, not days or weeks as with surgery.
  4. 4. Additionally, surgical patients that are older, out of shape, overweight, or generally in poor healthwill take far longer to heal and be ready for every day life. Although different factors will dictatehow quickly you are pain free, the ability to resume your lifestyle happens quickly with mostpatients, often with as little as one manipulation.5. Chiropractic is Less ExpensiveIn August 1999, Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) of Kansas presented a study titled "LumbagoTreatment." When viewed per treatment episode, chiropractic was shown to be more cost effectivethan anesthesiology, neurosurgery, neurology, registered physical therapy, orthopedicreconstructive surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and rheumatology.Why so cost effective? Medical doctors and physical therapists rely on:ReferralsPrescriptionsSurgeryMRIsCT scansHospitalizationOver 50% of the charges are simply for diagnostic procedures and not for actual pain relief.On the other hand, the majority of chiropractic expense comes from office based treatment withless than 10% of costs arising from diagnostics, typically in the form of spinal x-rays.A study in the May 2007 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed thatchiropractic resulted in a 60.2% reduction in hospital admissions, 59.0% reduction in hospitaldays, 62.0% reduction in outpatient surgeries and procedures, and 83% reduction pharmaceuticalcosts when compared with conventional medicine.By reducing these items, overall costs associated with chiropractic care are significantly less thanthat of traditional medical care.6. Chiropractic Helps With Injuries Due to AccidentsChiropractic is beneficial in treating various injuries such as sprains, pulled muscles, and jointproblems due to auto, sports, work, and everyday injuries. The most common injuries due toaccidents are:WhiplashLower back misalignmentUpper back and neck misalignmentRepetitive motion injuries
  5. 5. Whiplash is the sudden movement that causes distortions to the neck. This type of suddenmovement often happens during a car crash, even one at very low speeds. Although you may notinitially feel any pain, the vertebrae that move out of place will eventually cause problems with thenerves and cause you pain from misalignment or subluxations. Medical doctors prescribe painmeds and bed rest for whiplash, which may be good for a day or two, but not for the long run.There is no way to remain in bed indefinitely nor is it possible to function regularly on painmedications. A chiropractor will help you with the cause of the problem rather than help youmanage the symptoms.Lower back misalignment can happen suddenly or over a long period of time. For instance, youcan improperly lift something heavy resulting in immediate back pain, or you can simply have poorposture that results in back pain over time. The misalignment causes subluxations that can becorrected using chiropractic.Lower back pain is made up of several different low back problems including:Vertebral subluxationsInjured discsMuscle strainLigament sprainScoliosisSciaticaAnd more.The ability to correct injuries holds true for the upper back and neck as well.Repetitive Motion Injuries are a fast growing source of pain in the United States often associatedwith the workplace, particularly sitting at a computer terminal for long periods of time. Repetitivemotion injuries cause less oxygen to get into the muscles and this causes scar tissue to develop.Chiropractic releases the subluxations causing the pain.So, whether your pain is from a car accident or merely sitting incorrectly at work, chiropractic is away for you to feel better fast.7. Chiropractic: Because You Live, Move, and BreatheBecause you are alive and move about, you are sure to cause a misalignment of your spine at onetime or another. Simple movements such as sitting or bending can cause problems. So canwalking, running, stretching, and lifting. In fact, any movement can create a subluxation andsubluxations cause pain when left alone. So, if you move, then you can benefit from chiropractic.Whether you are out running every day or see yourself more as a couch potato, chiropractic canbe beneficial to you. It is the most effective natural healthcare available. And, as youve learned, itis safe, effective, non-invasive, inexpensive, and great for any injuries you may have. If you live,
  6. 6. move, or breathe, you should have a doctor of Chiropractic as a member of your personal healthcare team.Teri Clark is a published author in the field of real estate, finance, and investing. Her interest in thenew and different has also led to a successful online writing career. Teri has mastered the processof electronic virtual collaboration allowing her to produce nearly 100 books as an editor,researcher, freelance writer, and author. Of her five published books through Atlantic Publishing,Private Mortgage Investing won an Honorable Mention in Foreword Magazines 2006 Book of theYear Award and 301 Simple Things You Can Do To Sell Your Home Now and For More MoneyThan You Thought was a Finalist in the 2007 USA Best Books Awards, as well as an Eric HofferAward winner. To learn more about Teri and how her professional writing skills can help yourbusiness grow, visit http://www.teribclark.comArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Teri_B_Clark==== ====3 Vital Tips You Need to See before Visiting a Chiropractor! Check it out:youtu.be/1xcJF9pWLt4==== ====