December 16, 2015

Across healthcare, the goal of research is simple: to determine the best methods of treatment for particular conditions in order to achieve the best possible outcome. In other words, what treatment is effective for X, Y or Z? Well, chiropractic care is making great progress in the research world for the management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, from prevention to acute injury treatment.

 

One recent study showed that of two groups of patients: one who received medication, and the other who received chiropractic manipulation, there was a notable difference in how successful the two treatments were after 4 weeks of injury. As you can see, the vast majority (94%) of patients in the chiropractic group had reduced pain after treatment, while only 56% of the medication...

 

Let's talk a bit more about different sources of pain. As mentioned in Part 1, our nervous system translates many sources of pain differently depending on the origin (read part 1 here). This is extremely helpful, because it helps us as Chiropractors identify the cause of the pain, so we can address it at the source and eliminate the pain. This is what makes our treatment so unique. Throughout this series we will discuss different types of pain and how we treat them.

 

Let's take nerve pain for example. If you have never experienced the sharp, shooting, "electric shock" type of pain sometimes accompanied by numbness, burning, or even weakness, consider yourself lucky! Nerve pain typically causes radiating patterns away from the site of irritation, either down the arm,...

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