Millions of people around the world on a daily basis deal with symptoms such as persistent headaches, joint pain, muscle strain and back pain. Perhaps you are one of them. You may have sought medical help but have become disappointed with the short-term relief provided by sedatives or painkillers.
No doubt, medically prescribed drugs have helped many people. Yet, the health of some who take such drugs has either remained unchanged or become worse due to harmful side effects of some prescribed medications. If this describes you, then you may want to take advantage of the amazing benefits offered by an Alternative Medical treatment option known as Chiropractic care.
Alternative Therapy Makes a Come Back
A common treatment option used by a growing number of people in many countries with amazing levels of success is Chiropractic care. According to one source, over 20 million Americans visit chiropractors each year. If you are only vaguely familiar with the term “Chiropractor” or “Chiropractic care”, it would be of interest to understand the underlying principle by which this treatment method works.
Understanding Chiropractic Care
There are some major benefits of chiropractic care for conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain, repetitive stress injuries, headaches and sports injuries. A chiropractor usually employs a variety of spinal manipulative therapies of adjustment techniques, with the belief that a correct alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, especially the spinal column will aid the body to heal itself without the need for medication or invasive surgery.
Chiropractic manipulation is often employed to bring relief to sufferers of joint pain, repetitive stress injuries or to patients with impeded mobility as a result of traumatic experiences like falling or auto accidents.
Northbrook Chiropractor, Dr. Jose Aguilar says “Chiropractors focus on the spine because it is a key feature in the body’s nervous system. The nervous system is responsible for sending and receiving messages from other systems in the body. Chiropractors believe that a misalignment in the nervous system can have ramifications on other systems in the body.”
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
So, what are some reasons why you should consider chiropractic care if you are suffering from chronic pain as a result of a medical condition or an accident and want your health restored?
Improved motion in joints: Oftentimes, pains in various parts of the body may arise due to a misalignment of the joints or joint muscles. A skilled chiropractor uses his hands to manipulate these joints, setting them correctly in such a way that the once stiff joint relaxes, making movements less painful. This helps you get rid of those awful painkillers in no time.
Getting better sleep: Do you often find yourself “tossing and turning” all night without being able to fall asleep? Although you might be oblivious to it, excessive muscle tension could be the culprit in your sleeplessness. Chiropractic adjustments can align your body structure properly; relax your muscles thereby making it easy for you to catch the much-desired sleep.
Prevention of Surgery: Alternative healthcare practitioners have long recognized the benefits of chiropractic care in providing relief to sufferers of chronic back pain. In fact, it has been suggested that chiropractic treatment can actually prevent the need for back surgery altogether. In this respect, the Journal of the American Medical Association in its recently published guideline on managing back pain encouraged patients suffering from back pain to first consult a chiropractor before considering surgery.
Chiropractic care has proven to be a very safe way to treat patients with medical conditions such as injuries, headaches, back pains, sciatica or neck pain without drugs or surgery. If you ever notice any of these symptoms, do not delay in scheduling an appointment with your chiropractor.