The opioid epidemic that’s sweeping our nation speaks to the number of Americans who suffer from chronic pain. In a September 2014 report, the National Institute of Health (NIH) examines the importance of integrating alternative medical care, such as chiropractic, in our approach to pain reduction. This report stresses the import of including a range of progressive treatments in the way we address chronic pain – rather than consistently reaching for a one-size-fits-all drug-treatment regime.
Chiropractic Care: The Natural Alternative
Chiropractic care for chronic pain not only offers heightened patient safety but also helps to decrease the need for prescription pain medications, which come with significant negative side effects – including nausea, severe constipation, extreme drowsiness, and confusion (among other more serious complications with high dosages). The NIH panel was comprised of experts from a variety of medical specialties, and the panel concluded that effectively managing chronic pain necessitates an approach that integrates complementary medicine like chiropractic. Although the field of traditional medicine has been loath to embrace complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as chiropractic, the federal government has recently begun to support CAM coursework for medical and nursing curriculums with the motivation of expanding CAM conversations with patients.
Your Spine: Your Health
Your spine protects your central nervous system, which is your body’s control panel for coordinating your cells, tissues, and organs. Spinal dysfunctions can lead to any number of musculoskeletal issues that include neck, back, and hip pain (among many other pain-inducing conditions).
Chiropractic Care Is Spinal Care
Chiropractic care begins with the source – your spine. A skilled chiropractor will focus on your spine to improve the movement of your joints and your nerve functioning, which can go a long way toward alleviating your pain. By aiding your mobility and addressing your pain, chiropractic care promotes a happier, healthier, and more active you.
To Explore the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain, Contact a Tampa Bay Chiropractor Today
Chiropractic care is highly effective at treating pain that emanates from your spine, a common cause of chronic pain. If you are interested in what chiropractic care can do for you, do not hesitate to contact Tampa Bay Spine & Injury for an appointment today. Our skilled chiropractic team is here to guide you on the path to improved health and decreased chronic pain. Give us a call at one of our two conveniently located offices in Brandon (813-381-3852) and St. Petersburg (727-898-3852) – or contact us online.