Visiting a chiropractor can help you deal with a number of conditions. In some cases, a visit to the chiropractor can mitigate the need for painkillers. Multiple randomized control trials (RCT) have shown many benefits of chiropractic care to those dealing with spinal issues, according to Chirobase.
According to Chirobase, a number of RCT have shown that patients who used chiropractic care to treat lower back pain had a 34 percent greater improvement in recovery than those who utilized other methods. RCT results are mixed as to whether the outcomes are better when chiropractic therapies are used alone or used in combination with exercise therapy or medication. Currently, there is not enough data to support whether chiropractic care is effective in treating chronic low back pain or sciatica.
Neck pain is the second most common reason an individual visits a chiropractor. Few studies have been conducted on the efficacy of manipulation and mobilization to treat neck pain. A 1996 study published in the British Medical Journal suggested that people who were treated by a chiropractor showed a greater reduction in pain than those who used an alternative type of therapy. Headaches that are related to tension or neck pain can also be relieved with the use of chiropractic methods. According to Arn Strasser, a chiropractor and writer for Spine Universe, chiropractors can treat a number of conditions associated with neck pain, including joint injuries and strained muscles. However, more serious conditions such as fractures will be referred to an appropriate doctor.
Chiropractic care has been used to treat a number of conditions not connected to the musculo-skeletal system. The University of Maryland Medical Center indicates that the following conditions are often treated through chiropractic care: digestive problems, fatigue, premenstrual pain and asthma. Other conditions that can be treated through chiropractic care include hypertension, dizziness/vertigo and chronic pelvic pain.
“I suffer from RA, Osteo, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Reynaults and many other underlying conditions. I see many Specialists yet never visited a Chiropractor. Throughout my treatment I prefer the most natural course. I truly wish I stumbled upon this practice sooner. I was home in fear for 2 weeks due to stabbing shoulder blade & neck pain. After consulting with friends they thought my ribs might be cracked. Finally, I bit the bullet and called. I am SO glad I did! The Receptionist Staff advised me to come right in. They are extremely courteous and welcoming. Dr. Lakernick got right to the issue and other issues I did not know could be fixed in his line of expertise (I.e. Migraines). My stress and pain is now lifted! I walked out a whole new, pain free, stress, and grief free person.”