Chiropractors address the underlying cause of musculoskeletal disorders that cause stiffness, pain and inflammation by restoring normal functioning of the spine and nervous system using manual manipulation and specialized therapies. Founder of chiropractic D.D. Palmer deemed his alternative to traditional medicine as “the science of healing without drugs“, which is one of the many reasons why hundreds of thousands of people are turning away from pharmaceutical-based treatments and discovering the healthier benefits of chiropractic techniques.
Knowing When to Seek the Assistance of a Chiropractor
Most chronic pain conditions–from frequent tension headaches to herniated discs to low back pain–can be successfully treated with one or more chiropractic procedures. The science behind chiropractic medicine involves restoration of vertebral subluxations, or dysfunctional portions of the spine where vertebral bones have become misaligned and are compressing nerve endings. Once I am able to re-align the spine and remove pressure, the nervous system returns to optimal functioning. Pain is relieved and other health problems (fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome and various sports injuries, for example) can be improved as well.
When You Don’t Want to Take Medication
If pain continues for more than several days and you do not want to take prescription pills that do nothing but mask the pain, then you are completely justified in making an appointment with a chiropractor. At King Chiropractic, we leverage several therapies that help patients feel better in as few as one visit and never prescribes pain medication. In addition to reestablishing balance within your body, our chiropractic treatments will also reduce the physical and psychological stress and anxiety caused by chronic pain conditions.
Surgery is Not the Only Alternative
Sometimes physicians may recommend surgery for painful back or joint conditions that do not respond to traditional treatment methods. If you feel like surgery may be not be in your best interest, consider coming in for a consultation to receive a professional, second opinion regarding your diagnosis and treatment options.
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