Pain medication can be incredibly rough on your body. And, even aside from the uncomfortable side effects, it can also present the issue of abuse. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, about 21-29% of patients who’ve been prescribed opioids for their chronic pain do end up abusing them.
At Valley Spinal Care Kierland, Dr. Chris Serafini and his team believe in a holistic approach to pain relief. Through chiropractic therapy, we target the source of your pain instead of covering up the symptoms. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful guide to chiropractic therapy and how it can help you finally experience relief from back and neck pain.
What is chiropractic therapy?
Chiropractic therapy is essentially the process of applying a gentle and controlled pressure or force to your spinal joint(s). Chiropractic therapy is also called spinal manipulation. It works by improving your spine’s range of motion as well as your body’s overall physical function by realigning your vertebrae to their proper position, thus taking the pressure off of discs and nerves.
Chiropractic therapy is a great tool for pain relief
Chiropractic care is associated with effective pain relief. Chiropractic therapy, or spinal manipulation, is found by The American Pain Society to have moderate benefits for chronic low back pain.
It’s popularity is also a testament to its effectiveness. According to The National Health Interview Survey, chiropractic therapy is one of the top most common complementary health approaches utilized by both adults and children in the United States.
In their 2017 clinical practice guideline, the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers posited that chiropractic therapy is a recommended course of treatment for acute lower back pain. They counted it among the options that have shown effectiveness in treating pain.
In addition to pain relief, chiropractic therapy is also great for your overall health and well-being. Of U.S. adults who use chiropractic medicine, 67% use it for a specific health problem, while 53% use it for whole body wellness.
Experience pain relief today
If you’re suffering through chronic back pain or neck pain and don’t want to deal with the side effects of medication, manual chiropractic therapy could be the right solution for you.
At Valley Spinal Care Kierland, Dr. Chris Serafini and his team are dedicated to your overall health and well-being. They’re here to provide you with a variety of soothing and healing treatments for all of your pain relief needs. Visit our website for more information on our services, and call to schedule an appointment today.