Treatments offered by Chiropractors

Chiropractors offer their patients comprehensive Spine Care

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation, also called spinal manipulative therapy or manual therapy, combines moving joints, with soft tissue massage, exercise, and adjunctive  therapy such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation with heat and/or ice. It’s designed to relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. It’s often used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and headache pain.

Adjunctive Therapy and Exercise Rehabilitation

Chiropractors often combine other therapies such as hot/cold packs, electrical muscle stimulation, traction, ultrasound, and exercise rehabilitation  with spinal manipulation or joint mobilization.

Nutritional-Diet, Posture and Exercise Counseling 

Chiropractors will often incorporate counseling their patients on the importance of posture, diet and exercise in the healing process. Daily exercise and an anti-inflammatory diet are important components to achieve health.

What Research Shows About Chiropractic
A growing body of research studies demonstrate that Chiropractic Care is both safe and effective for Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sciatica,and Headaches 

For Acute and Chronic Back Pain
1) Spine 2013-Goertz et.al.- Chiropractic care in conjunction with medical care provides a significant advantage for relieving chronic pain and improving function when compared to standard medical care alone.

2)Spine 2015-Schnedier et.al., Patients receiving spinal manipulation when compared to usual medical care, achieved 94% improvement in pain and disability compared to 69% of those receiving usual medical care.

3)Spine 2012-Keeney et.al., Reduced odds of patients having spine surgery when seeing a chiropractor first( only 1.5% of those seeing a DC first had spine surgery compared top 42% seeing an orthopedist first)

For Neck Pain and Headaches
1) Duke Evidence Report-McRory et.el., Cervical spine manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes

2)Annals of Internal Medicine 2012, Bronfort et.al.,
In a study funded by the NIH’s National center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, relief from cervical spinal manipulation performed by chiropractors and was compared to two patient group given medications such as OTC pain relievers, narcotics, and muscle relaxers, and exercise recommendations. The study revealed 75% reduction of pain at 12 weeks  in about 60% from those receiving spinal manipulation from chiropractors, 48% from exercises alone, and only 33% from the medication group. This was sustained at one year in over half the cases in the drug free groups versus 38% in the medication group