Is Chiropractic Care for Back or Joint Pain Dangerous?

Is Chiropractic Care for Back or Joint Pain Dangerous?

About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35%, seek relief from back or joint pain from various causes. Despite this number, many people still don’t know what chiropractic is and question its safety.  

What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractors believe in the theory that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure enables the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.

Studies have shown chiropractic care is beneficial. In a study published in the Spine Journal in 2008, researchers evaluated the chiropractic treatment experiences of 192 people with back-related pain. The study care was rated worthwhile by 87 percent of the participants.

In addition, it has been found that joint pain caused by Arthritis or Fibromyalgia may respond to the moderate pressure techniques used by chiropractors.

Is Chiropractic Care Dangerous?

According to the American Chiropractic Association,  a growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractors are clinically effective, safe and cost effective.

What Does Chiropractic for Back Pain Involve?

A chiropractor will take a look at your medical history, perform an examination, and may use lab tests or other diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your back pain.

The treatment plan may involve one or more manual adjustments in which the doctor manipulates and adjusts the joints to improve the range and quality of motion.

The goals of chiropractic care include the restoration of function, prevention of future injury, in addition to back pain relief.

What Does Chiropractic Care for Joint Pain Involve?

Though common, joint pain caused by Arthritis is very misunderstood. Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints, which can cause pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints and the body. Common symptoms of Arthritis and joint inflammation include swelling, joint pain and stiffness and decreased range of motion.

Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve joint pain. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription opioids or over-the-counter pain medications.

Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body by reducing inflammation, and improving function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility, improving nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by joint pain.

Health Benefits Chiropractic Care Can Provide to Those Suffering from Joint Pain:

·              Reduced pain and discomfort

·              Decreased inflammation

·              Improved range of motion

·              Improved flexibility

·              Increased activity and lifestyle

Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center offers a comprehensive approach to personalized care which improves function, reduces pain, and optimizes movement in patients of all ages. Our multidisciplinary team of chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, personal training, acupuncture, exercise rehab specialists, and pain management doctors provides a balanced and innovative quality of care.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call (414) 332-6001 today!