How Effective is Chiropractic

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Published on February 13, 2014

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Know how effective Chiropractic is in treating body pains and discomfort. Read this article for details.

How Effective is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a form of alternative medical system that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. It is used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. With this type of care, chiropractors perform manipulations or adjustments to the spine and other parts of the body. It aims to correct alignment problems to ease the pain and enhance to support system of the body especially in its natural ability to heal itself. Treatments include heat and ice, electrical stimulation, relaxation techniques and dietary supplements. However, people are visiting chiropractors because of its effectiveness in treating low back pain. The growth of chiropractic is vast because 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. It comprises of 31 million Americans that are experiencing low back pain at any given time. Low back pain is common in older people as well as the working population. It is estimated that 15-20% experience back pain, 3-4% of the working population are temporarily disabled because of back pain, 2-8% develop chronic back pain and 1% of the population are permanently disabled because of back pain. People who experience back pain usually seek chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractic care is more than just making the pain disappear. It is also about taking care of your body to improve your quality of life. It is proven through an extremely high success rate among their patients. Almost 90% of chiropractic patients believe that the treatment is effective. It was found out that a patient had an average of 5 visits seeking chiropractic treatment. In 2002, approximately 7.4% of the population used chiropractic care which includes yoga, massage, acupuncture and other therapies. Most patients (about 60%) are female. Chiropractic adjustment is an effective treatment that is performed about 1 million times every day. Though, it has been present for more than a hundred years, people have neglected its effectiveness not until recently. This is because of the reported effectiveness of the practice. According to different studies 75%-84% of pregnant women who receive chiropractic care feels better. Also, 58% of the people with chiropractic care in their insurance package finds it helpful and essential. It was also estimated that a patient who undergone chiropractic treatments are three times more satisfied than going to a family physician.

Though chiropractic is just an alternative method for treating back pain, it is more trusted than corrective surgery. It is also cheaper compared to different modern medical procedures. However, there are also preventive measures to avoid having back pain. You can reduce back pain exercising, losing weight, avoiding heavy lifting and maintaining good posture and standing. Chiropractic care is not new but only a few knew about the effects of it to general health. This is a body adjustment, hence, you need to know how it happens and how it will impact you. If you are looking for achiropractor in Brisbane, you will need to consider the reputation of the practitioner.

Though chiropractic is just an alternative method for treating back pain, it is more trusted than corrective surgery. It is also cheaper compared to different modern medical procedures. However, there are also preventive measures to avoid having back pain. You can reduce back pain exercising, losing weight, avoiding heavy lifting and maintaining good posture and standing. Chiropractic care is not new but only a few knew about the effects of it to general health. This is a body adjustment, hence, you need to know how it happens and how it will impact you. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Brisbane, you will need to consider the reputation of the practitioner.

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