Many people understandably turn to Chiropractic for relief from neck or back pain. But true understanding of the power of Chiropractic care unlocks limitless potential for better health that extends far beyond neck and back relief. Nervous system care also provides immeasurable benefits for sciatica and other painful conditions that produce shock-like symptoms and physical discomfort throughout the body. Millions of people turn needlessly to dangerous drugs and surgeries to alleviate pain and symptoms because they know of no other options. Few medical doctors research or understand the benefits of Chiropractic when treating disc herniations, sciatica, or radiating arm and leg pain.
Research from 2014 focused on a group of adults suffering from back pain, moderate to severe leg pain, and MRI confirmed disc herniation. The patients receiving low back adjustments from a Chiropractor achieved extraordinary results. Nearly 80% of patients reported clinically substantial improvement after one month of care. An overwhelming 90% reported substantial relief from back pain, leg pain, and disc herniation following six months of low back spinal adjustments.
Millions of back pain sufferers begin using opioid drugs every week. Chiropractic serves as more than just an alternative remedy for back pain. Chiropractors assess alignment and movement of the spine, looking for problem areas that interfere with the delicate nervous system. Immobile and misalignment areas (subluxations) receive specific and gentle adjustments to improve biomechanics and communication within the nervous system. Pain relief results as one of many positive side effects of the adjustment.
Herniated discs originate from a variety of causes. Unaddressed subluxations contribute to disc herniation. Chiropractic treatment focuses on the proper alignment and mobility of every vertebra. Reduced interference in the nervous system allows the body to better heal itself when combating herniations or pain in the back, legs, arms, or neck.
Chiropractic delivers evidentiary results in an age where science and research elevate and substantiate a healthy standard of care. Chiropractic care encompasses the largest drug free healing profession in the world and continues to gain positive acclaim across the globe from millions of satisfied patients who choose to seek optimal healing in place of drugs and invasive surgeries that perpetuate pain and symptoms.
Fibromyalgia pain results from processes in the central nervous system and the health care community also attaches the label of “central sensitization syndrome.” No specific diagnostic test exists to confirm a fibromyalgia diagnosis. The current diagnosis process involves ruling out other potential causes and verifying the presence of a set number of other symptoms. Medical doctors treat fibromyalgia with a blend of pain medications.
Chiropractors uniquely help fibromyalgia patients by assessing and addressing the central nervous system. Fibromyalgia sufferers who begin Chiropractic care often share their pursuit of a solution that helps their condition without the addition of more drugs. Those who experience the health and healing of Chiropractic care become quick advocates to those experiencing the initial stages of Fibromyalgia.
What does the research say?
Research published in 2014 documented clear evidence proving the positive effects of Chiropractic adjustments on subjects suffering from Fibromyalgia. The study split 120 Fibromyalgia sufferers into two groups. One group went through a 12-week Fibromyalgia education program that included cognitive therapy sessions and a specific exercise program. The second group of sixty patients received the exact same protocol with the addition of a series of Chiropractic adjustments to the upper neck. Patients in the second group received a total of 20 adjustments to the upper neck over a 12-week period.
Both groups received benefits from each of their respective interventions. However, the group who received upper neck Chiropractic adjustments achieved more significant, long-term improvements when compared to control group a year later. Chiropractic care proved to not only help fibromyalgia sufferers overcome the pain and symptoms of the diagnosis, but also provided sustainable improvement without the use of prescription medications.
Chiropractic adjustments to the upper neck influence the entire body through their direct impact on the brain. The upper neck plays a crucial role in positively influencing the central nervous system. Misaligned or immobile areas of the spine prevent adequate communication between the brain and the rest of the central nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments help stimulate restoration of proper blood chemistry, hormones, and pain receptors. Fibromyalgia sufferers represent one of many groups of people locked in an uncomfortable cycle of disease that builds dependence on pharmaceutical drugs. Chiropractors help millions of people escape to a world of optimal health and function by unlocking the power within the body.
Rheumatology International – July 2015, Epub March 2015
“The Addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial.” I.M. Moustafa, A.A. Diab