• Harvard Study, 2015 points to Chiropractic care for pain relief

  • Chiropractic care for pain relief

    chiropractic care for pain relief

    Chiropractic adjustment of the low back

    A recent article released by Harvard Health Publications at Harvard Medical School points to chiropractic care for pain relief.  There are currently many Americans that seek out chiropractors, but many people don’t realize the wide variety of treatments that a chiropractor can provide for pain relief. The article states “while the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care now includes a wide variety of other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education, ergonomic training (how to walk, sit, and stand to limit back strain), nutritional consultation, and even ultrasound and laser therapies. In addition, chiropractors today often work in conjunction with primary care doctors, pain experts, and surgeons to treat patients with pain.”

    Chiropractic care for pain relief – How chiropractic care can provide pain relief?

    The article explains further.  Chiropractic adjustment or ““Spinal manipulation” is a generic term used for any kind of therapeutic movement of the spine, but used more precisely it is the application of quick but strong pressure on a joint between two vertebrae of the spine. That pressure twists or rotates the joint beyond its normal range of motion and causes a sharp cracking noise. That distinctive noise is believed to be caused by the breaking of a vacuum or the release of a bubble into the synovial fluid, the clear, thick fluid that lubricates the spinal and other joints.”  The pressure in the joint cavity is decreased, as well as the neurological pain loop is interrupted following a chiropractic adjustment.  The patient experiences greater range of motion and pain relief.

    How fast can chiropractic care provide pain relief?

    Most patients experience pain relief immediately after chiropractic adjustment.  However the pain will remain for as long as the dysfunction in the joint is still present.  Re-establishing proper biomechanics and function is a process that takes much longer than just relieving the pain.  Chiropractors accomplish that by including muscle re education, postural and exercise rehabilitation, even Electrical Muscle Stimulation, ultrasound or laser therapy to the chiropractic adjustment.  Most spinal manipulation treatments take somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes and are scheduled two or three times a week initially. Look for improvements in your symptoms after a couple of weeks.

    1. Harvard Health Publications. (2015). Chiropractic Care for Pain Relief. Retrieved from http://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/chiropractic-care-for-pain-relief


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