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Can Chiropractic Care Replace the Need for Painkillers?

Can Chiropractic Care Replace the Need for Painkillers?

Prescription opioid abuse has long since been a dangerous issue. Prescription drugs led to 18,893 deaths in 2014 across the country, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Recent legislation, like the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, took steps towards improving the prescription drug problem through education and the funding of preventative programs, but it isn’t enough. In conjunction with legislative moves like this one, the American Chiropractic Association has been working to make the public aware of the benefits of chiropractic care. The association encourages individuals to try chiropractic care as a drug-free approach to pain relief as a first course of action, well before prescription opioids are even considered an option.

Chronic pain sufferers of any type need not shy away. Studies show chiropractic care can help more than just back-pain sufferers. According Harvard Medical School, chiropractic treatment has been proven to help problems like headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines, neck pain and whiplash, as well as back pain. Typically, chiropractic treatment will involve spinal adjustments. During a spinal adjustment a chiropractor will apply pressure to specific joints between the vertebrae or he/she will twist the neck and upper body to relieve pain and promote soft tissue healing. By keeping the neck and back properly aligned, the rest of the body will be in a better position to heal. Other chiropractic services include physical rehabilitation through specified exercises and strengthening techniques, massage therapy, or cold laser therapy. These chiropractic practices, and others, can significantly help a variety of painful conditions.

For those considering chiropractic care as a source of pain relief, be sure to explore your options. It is a common misconception that healthcare companies don’t often cover chiropractic care. A study by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress found that up to 87% of all insured American employees are covered for chiropractic services. As your healthcare provider about the chiropractic services available to you for pain relief, and take your first step towards recovery, today.

To learn more about chiropractic care as an alternative to painkillers, click here.

If you are interested in chiropractic care, contact Georgia Accident Rehab Centers today to schedule an appointment.


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