Pain Management with Chiropractic Care

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Chiropractic care is one of the best pain management methods available. It’s all-natural, non-addictive, and non-invasive.Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain or pain after an injury, most patients report pain relief after their very first session with chiropractic care.

What Kind of Pain Can Chiropractors Help Manage or Treat?

Our chiropractors can help manage or even treat most common types of pain. These include:

  • Whiplash
  • Back pain (both lower and upper back pain)
  • Sciatica
  • Pain and numbness in the extremities (arms, legs, hands, etc.)
  • Pain after ...
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Be Cautious about Your First Treatment Choice for Arthritis

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A common therapy for joint pain may not be as safe as experts believed, according to a new report published Tuesday.

Corticosteroid injections are often given to reduce pain and inflammation from osteoarthritis.

But these injections may do more harm than good: The report found corticosteroid shots in the hips and knees may accelerate the progression of osteoarthritis and potentially even hasten the need for joint replacement surgeries in the long run, said lead author Dr. Ali Guermazi, a professor of radiology ...

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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting the Chiropractor

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Say goodbye to chronic back pain

Chiropractic treatment is one of the most popular forms of integrative health care in the United States. Half of adults in the U.S. have had some experience as a patient of a chiropractor, and 33.5 million U.S. adults reported visiting a chiropractor within the last 12 months.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on the relationship between the structure of the body (mainly the spine) and how it functions. Chiropractic treatment is located on the conservative end of the ...

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NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

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FDA strengthens warning that NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

Back in 2005, the FDA warned that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen increased the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In July 2015 the FDA took the unusual step of further strengthening this warning. This was done on the advice of an expert panel that reviewed additional information about NSAIDs and their risks. Because ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve) are available ...

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6 Exercises that Improve Posture and Reduce Back Pain

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Poor posture is an underlying cause of back pain.

Workout at your desk with these stretches that reduce tension, strengthen the back and help prevent slouching.

By Stephanie Mansour, originally posted on NBC News

If you’re sitting at your desk right now — like you do every day for eight-plus hours — there’s a strong chance you feel a twinge of discomfort somewhere.

Maybe it’s your lower back that starts to ache. Or your neck and shoulders ...

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Veteran Access to Nondrug Chiropractic Services

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From the American Chiropractic Association :

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2018

Congress Passes Legislation Expanding Veteran Access to Nondrug Chiropractic Services

Arlington, Va. — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) announced today that Congress, with the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, has approved a plan to expand access to chiropractic’s nondrug approach to pain relief to veterans, many of whom suffer from back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions resulting from their service.

The Senate voted 65-32 to approve ...

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Moving Beyond Medications PDF

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Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Pain Management and Well-Being

In response to the current public health crisis of opioid abuse, overdose, and death, many organizations have issued guidelines and recommendations for treating pain, including the former Surgeon General’s “Turn the Tide” campaign. Similar to other guidelines, this campaign recommends non-pharmacological approaches as first line pain treatment, with opioids to be considered only if these and non-opioid pharmacological treatments are ineffective. This document expands upon those recommendations to help primary care clinicians and their patients ...

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Drugs and surgery may not be the answer for your bad back

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The Better Way to Get Back Pain Relief

Growing research suggests that drugs and surgery may not be the answer for your bad back

By Teresa Carr

A typical week for Thomas Sells includes acupuncture, tai chi, yoga, and a couple of hours with a massage therapist and sometimes a chiropractor. You might think that the retired bank vice president and business manager in Southern California is simply enjoying a pampered spa lifestyle.

But Sells gets most of those ...

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The Missing Link Of The CrossFit Athlete: Treatment

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By Lindsey Mathews of breakingmuscle.com

As a chiropractor in Los Angeles, California, specializing in biomechanics of the body, balancing the musculoskeletal system, and integrating functional neurology training, the number of patients I’ve seen from the CrossFit world has more than tripled.

At first, I thought “What the heck is this CrossFit thing? And why are all these Crossfitters hurt?” As my relationship with CrossFit developed, I began to understand what was happening.

Like many athletes, CrossFitters have ...

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Concussion

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A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is most often caused by a sudden direct blow or bump to the head which causes a temporary loss of neural activity.

The following are common concussion symptoms:

Absence of consciousness or altered consciousness, headache, confusion, disorientation, vision disturbances, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, impaired balance, memory loss, tinnitus or ringing in the ears, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to light, emotional changes, and loss of smell or taste.

Here are some interesting statistics:

An estimated 1.7 million people ...

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