Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Simply put, chiropractic care will help improve your health and well-being. The number one reason people go to a chiropractor is for relief of acute or chronic pain without the use of drugs or surgery. Areas of acute or chronic pain treated successfully include: temporomandibular joints, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, upper back, mid-back, lower back, tail bone, hips, knees, ankles and feet.
Chiropractic care can help improve your “quality of life”, despite experiencing a debilitating automobile or on-the-job accident.
Chiropractic care can help improve acute or chronic debilitating conditions such as headaches and osteoarthritis.
Studies by leading medical journals have confirmed the benefits of chiropractic care:
A 1993 report by the Ontario Ministry of Health concluded that chiropractic care was the most effective treatment for lower back pain. The agency also recommended that chiropractic care be fully integrated in the Canadian government’s health care system.
In 1994, the federal agency for health care policy and research published its clinical practice guidelines, which asserted that spinal manipulation was effective in reducing pain and speeding recovery among patients with acute low back symptoms without radiculopathy.
A 1996 New England Journal of Medicine study of outcomes and costs for acute low back pain found that patients treated by chiropractors were significantly more satisfied than those who saw primary care, orthopedic or managed care practitioners.
A 1996 study in the journal Spine echoed that study, and found that patients who sought chiropractic care were more likely to feel that treatment was helpful, more likely to be satisfied with their care, and less likely to seek care from another provider for the same condition, compared to those who sought care from medical doctors.
In 2001, the Center for Clinical Health Policy Research at Duke University concluded in a study that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for cervicogenic headaches, or those that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headaches than a commonly prescribed medication.