How can chiropractors benefit your health?

FOX NEWS – May 2, 2012 How can chiropractors benefit your health? Back and neck pain are the chief complaints for which patients seek chiropractic help. Through manual spinal manipulation, chiropractic care focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous systems to ensure overall wellness. The research about chiropractic care is growing. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, recent studies show that spinal manipulative therapy performed by a chiropractor, along with exercise, relieves neck pain more effectively than medication. Furthermore, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that an integrated approach to health care – including chiropractic care – results in a 51.8 percent reduction in pharmaceutical costs and 43 percent fewer hospital admissions. You should consider seeing a chiropractor if you experience frequent pain in your back, neck or joints, as well as headaches. This is especially so if intense soreness follows accidents, household chores or prolonged periods of poor posture. Chiropractors are best known for safely and effectively treating acute back pain and neck pain, as well as headaches. Whereas a medical doctor might prescribe pain medicine, muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory drugs, and an orthopedic doctor might suggest surgery, a chiropractor will treat your back problems by hand, through manipulation of the spine. For more information, go