Studies Show Visiting a Chiropractor Can Reduce Pain
Fort Lauderdale, FL- If you could eliminate your back or leg pain without surgery or pain medication, would you? Chiropractic care can improve a person’s health in many ways and two recent studies further prove the pain relieving and overall health benefits of visiting a chiropractor regularly.
Back pain will affect nearly 80 percent of the American population at least once in their lifetimes, according to the American Chiropractic Association. At any given point at least 31 million Americans will suffer from lower back pain. Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability, one of the main reasons for missed work, and is the leading occupational injury in the U.S.
People are always looking for a solution to their back pain; doctors can prescribe pain medications and may recommend surgery. But these are not always the most favorable options for chronic back pain sufferers. Surgery can be costly, entailing a long recovery and with no guarantee a person’s back pain will be eradicated. Long-term use of prescription pain killers can affect patient’s organs and worst cases lead to drug dependency.
A recent study, conducted as a collaboration of esteemed institutions which include Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine, and the University of Washington School of Public Health, found that back suffers can avoid spinal surgery by seeing a chiropractor regularly for spinal adjustments.
Researchers found that Washington state workers who suffered a back injury were less likely to seek out surgery as a solution to their back pain. Over 42 percent of workers who consulted with a surgeon ultimately decided to have spinal surgery to relieve their pain. A very small fraction, 1.5 percent, who consulted with a chiropractor, later decided to undergo surgery. Most of those patients were able to reduce their pain through chiropractic care.
In different study, researchers at the University of Minnesota found back and spinal adjustments can help patients suffering from leg pain associated with back condition such as sciatica. Regular manipulation of the spine alleviated the severity of the leg pain, according to My Sun Coast.
Doctors have few solutions for leg pain caused by a back problem so this study can help health care professionals develop effective treatments for this debilitating pain.
Patients who employed chiropractor visits with home exercises experienced less pain. The regiment offered patients up to 12 weeks of pain relief. These patients required less pain medication and compared to patients who utilized exercise and advice alone, had better outcomes.
These studies along with prior ones show back pain sufferers greatly benefit from chiropractic care. Manipulation of the spine and muscles is a safe and effective way to treat pain and improve a sufferer’s long-term outcomes. With regular chiropractic care, patients with a back problem require less medication and bed rest, and need fewer sessions of physical therapy.
When you meet with a Fort Lauderdale chiropractor, they will can evaluate your pain and help you devise a treatment plan for a pain free future.
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