Chiropractic care - A safe and effective treatment option for your body pain
Together with its use for healing low back pain symptoms, chiropractic care is increasingly being applied as an alternative pain relief therapy for other musculoskeletal conditions as well, including migraines, cervicogenic (pertaining to neck) headaches, joint pains, and whiplash related disorders.
Every single cell of our body is controlled by the nervous system through the numerous nerves stem from the spinal cord. If any part of the spinal cord gets displaced or moved from its original position due to an accident, injury, etc. it might affect the functions of the nerves coming from that area and caus
Chiropractic treatment procedure
Chiropractors are trained to identify the part of the spine that may be causing irritation to the nervous system and perform bespoke spinal manipulation/ mobilization to restore proper spinal function. This involves applying a gentle low force technique to push the dislocated part(s) of the spine to its proper position. This procedure has a positive effect on the nervous system.
At the CMC Lancaster, our chiropractors offer a holistic treatment by combining spinal adjustments with other supportive therapy approaches such as:
Benefits of chiropractic care
Chiropractic therapy has become very popular due to the following causes:
- A safer alternative to other forms of treatment.
- Offers an effective and satisfactory treatment for both acute and chronic pain conditions.
- Low cost of treatment.
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care have been deemed successful more for the treatment of lower back pain but also for other pain conditions such as joint pains, neck pains, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia.
Is Chiropractic safe?
A study reveals that nearly 22 million Americans take chiropractic annually. Spinal manipulation is documented as a safe and effective method of treatment for low back pain, especially if the chiropractor is a properly trained practitioner. In fact, this is far safer treatment than some other treatment for low back pain such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
There may be some adverse events like muscle soreness and stiffness that occur shortly after treatment in some patients. But those are common and typically subside within the next 24 to 48 hours.