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Back pain is something that most people can relate to. It's estimated that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives and it is the third most common reason people visit their doctor’s office. Some Council Bluffs Chiropractors, myself included, say that using Chiropractic for pain is like buying an iPhone just for the calculator. Just like the iPhone, Chiropractic can do so much more than treat back and neck pain.
Improve Motion in Council Bluffs
Our goal is to improve motion in the spine and take the pressure off the nerves leading to increased health and function in your nervous system. However, most patients do come in for pain and then realize the immense benefits of the adjustment. Chiropractic is a safe, affordable and effective way to treat back pain, disc issues, and sciatica.
Study after study shows that Chiropractic care yields better results for pain relief and long-term improvement over just using medical intervention. Why are we so effective at treating pain? It's because we treat the cause of the pain, subluxations in the spine. These subluxations are caused by a lack of motion at the joint. This causes not only degeneration but pressure on the nerves.
By adding motion to the joints, we take the pressure off the nerves, correcting the problem and not just simply masking the symptoms of pain. Medical doctors only have a few tools they can use to treat back pain. It used to be the first line of treatment was an opioid and muscle relaxer prescription but opioids are highly addictive and now are only used for severe pain and for short periods of time.
They may recommend physical therapy which may help if the issue is muscle-related but that does not address the motion of the individual joints of the spine. You can stretch and strengthen the muscles around the joint but if the joint itself is not addressed, you will still have pain and pressure on the nerves.
Surgery is a last resort and may only be 40-50% effective at relieving pain, many patients suffer even more pain from the surgery. Chiropractic, in my opinion, the most effective and least invasive treatment for back pain that you can try. Even for people who have suffered from chronic pain and have been told there is nothing to be done but surgery, Chiropractic may be able to help. It certainly can’t hurt. Using Chiropractic for pain may be like buying an iPhone just for the calculator but we are a dang good calculator. As always, have a Well-Adjusted Day.
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