Chiropractor Care in Brandon and Saint Petersburg, FL
Chiropractic care is a drug-free and surgery-free way to relieve and heal many aches, pains, and conditions.
Many people have reported that Chiropractic Care benefits and helps to improve:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Surgical alternatives
- Sciatica relief
- Back pain during pregnancy
Our Chiropractors pride themselves on taking a logical approach to help their patients reach their healthcare needs without unnecessary long term care plans. They work with physicians from other specialties to achieve their patient’s goals.
Why Get Chiropractic Adjustments?
- Poor posture
- Damage of the intervertebral joint causing joint swelling
- Disc Bulges, disc herniation, facet syndrome sacroiliac joint pain.
- Osteoarthritis or any degenerative transformation of the spine or intervertebral discs.
- Trigger points and/or constricted back muscles that pull the vertebrae out of line
Studies, research, and conditions
Sciatica is pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve. This runs down one or both legs from the lower back. It’s usually caused when a herniated disk or a bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve.
Chiropractic adjustments have a high success rate of alleviating and treating pain from sciatica.
2. Low Back Pain and Neck Pain
In a study published in the British Medical Journal 2003 183 patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (primarily exercises) or general practitioner care (educating and drug therapy) in a fifty-two week study.
The outcome measurements showed that chiropractic adjustments resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Furthermore, the total costs of the chiropractic-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.
Another study was conducted and published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and found that patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed more improvement and satisfaction after one month of treatment than patients treated by their general practitioners. The satisfaction rates were of higher proportion with chiropractic patients (56 percent versus 13 percent) and reported that their low-back pain improved much greater. Vice versa, nearly one-third of general practitioner patients reported their low-back pain had not improved or worsened.
In a study conducted by NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the effectiveness of different approaches for treating neck pain was tested. 272 participants were divided into three groups that received either spinal manipulative therapy from a chiropractor, pain medication (pain relievers, narcotics and muscle relaxants) or exercise recommendations.
After twelve weeks, around fifty-seven percent of those who met with the chiropractors and forty-eight percent of those who performed the exercises reported at least a seventy-five percent reduction in pain. In comparison to that, only thirty-three percent of the people in the medication group reported reduction in pain. After one year, approximately fifty-three percent of the chiropractic groups continued to report at least a seventy-five percent reduction in pain, compared to just thirty-eight percent of pain reduction among those who took pain relievers.
Headaches are also one of the most common conditions regularly managed by chiropractors. Most people describe a tension headache as feeling a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes. A common cause of tension headaches is stiffness of the joints in the upper back and neck which is effectively treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation and/or mobilization.
4. Surgery Prevention
Chiropractic has long been represented by natural health care providers as a natural method to prevent or possibly delay back surgery.
In fact, the Journal of the American Medical Association just recently published its low back pain guidelines and suggested that people suffering from back pain first try chiropractic care before resorting to surgery.
Chiropractic adjustments help chronic pain patients with severe scoliosis manage the compensations that result from increased mechanical stress on one side of the spine.