Chiropractic care is a holistic therapy that focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous systems to ensure overall wellness. As the research about chiropractic care is growing we are learning that spinal manipulative therapy performed by a chiropractor, along with exercise, relieve neck pain more effectively than medication. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that an integrated approach to health care -- including chiropractic care -- results in a 51.8 percent reduction in pharmaceutical costs and 43 percent fewer hospital admissions. When a medical doctor usually prescribes pain medicine, muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory drugs, and an orthopedic doctor might suggest surgery, a chiropractor will treat your back problems by hand, through manipulation of the spine.
Chiropractors bring the musculoskeletal structure into proper alignment. Chiropractors change the position of your body and apply pressure to particular points along the spine that are not properly aligned. Chiropractors unblock nerve energy and allow it to flow better down your spine and throughout your entire body. Repeated visits can, over time, realign your spine to optimize overall health. Chiropractic care allows the nerves to work at their most optimum ability allowing the body to heal at its optimum ability using combinations of chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy and rehabilitative procedures for many musculoskeletal problems. This holistic approach can reduce the need for potentially addictive pain medication or invasive surgery.
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