Given the pace of today’s culture, with its many demands, it appears that negative health symptoms such as back pain, headaches and stress are par for the course. Thus, it’s no surprise that many have turned to prescription pain medications, which is a growing issue in itself. In any case, minimally invasive pain management alternatives are also on the rise, one of which includes chiropractic care. USA Today explains that a chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor physically adjusting the vertebrae in the back and neck. For the 80% of Americans that experience back pain and other musculoskeletal ailments, chiropractic adjustments offer a number of positive benefits.
The most well known benefit of chiropractic care is that it helps alleviate back pain. Perhaps this is because chiropractic adjustments are believed to reduce inflammation, which remains one of the chief causes of pain and joint conditions. Thus, when inflammation is at bay, individuals benefit from reduced muscle tension and joint pain.
Aside from reducing back pain, the benefits of chiropractic care for headache relief have been widely examined. In essence, misalignments of the back and spine contribute to headaches by creating tension and pain. Similarly, a misalignment can lead to vertigo, a condition in which an individual feels dizzy, nauseous or disoriented. As such, a chiropractic adjustment restores harmony and balance by realigning the bones and joints. As a natural response, the body experiences less pain and discomfort.
For active individuals and athletes, a great benefit of chiropractic care is better performance and increased functionality. In fact, chiropractic adjustments are often part of a complete training regimen for today’s sports players, because regular adjustments work to reduce inflammation, pain and prevent injury. What’s more, because adjustments boost the immune system, long-term performance is amplified.
The chiropractic team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute combine a variety of techniques and modalities to treat muscle, joint and nerve pain. Some of these include manual manipulation, ultrasound, cryotherapy and myofascial release therapy.
To learn about the benefits of chiropractic care, or to schedule an appointment, call Allied Pain & Spine Institute today.
Posted on behalf of Dr. James Petros, Allied Pain & Spine Institute