Many who count chiropractic among their go-to answers for enjoying everyday well-being are people who discovered its benefits as the result a bad back. Chiropractic care can be an effective remedy for pain, numbness, or weakness. If only more people discovered the care before the pain. Too often, chiropractic care is a “last stop.”

For folks who suffer from back pain, the path to arriving at a clear chiropractic solution too often takes the shape of a winding journey, punctuated by disappointments. People try pharmaceutical relief and never address the source of the pain itself. Some receive injections that give only temporary comfort and may come with a very short list of lifetime maximum treatments.

More than a Century of Satisfaction

Chiropractic care has been providing answers for back pain for more than 120 years, and yet, for some reason, many people still are skeptical. Fortunately, today that number is shrinking. Some of the fundamental knowledge that underlies chiropractic medicine is more widely known, thanks to better education, awareness, and openness throughout society. Students of history and culture see the origins of chiropractic care stemming from the wisdom of centuries past, confirmed today by research and an enormous body of successful personal experience.

Today, many thousands of people don’t wait until the last stop to see a chiropractor. Better education, awareness, and openness throughout society has shared some of the fundamental knowledge that underlies chiropractic medicine. Students of history and culture see its origins from wisdom traditions of centuries past, confirmed today by research and an enormous body of successful personal experience.

Backed by Science and Clinical Experience

The science behind chiropractic is frequently the first voice in favor of choosing this treatment, thanks to the Web, and the ready information people can find there. In a 2010 review of the abundance of scientific evidence on the effectiveness of manual therapies the National Institute of Health reports that back pain is not the only condition that chiropractic care can relieve.

In reviewing the research, the NIH noted that some confusion stems from what people understand chiropractic to mean. Most research, they report, has focused on spinal manipulation, while the true scope of chiropractic is larger than that. Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on the body’s structure and the relationship between its structure and healthy functioning. As such, practitioners often use a variety of treatment approaches.

The report presents evidence that chiropractic also can relieve migraines and other neck-related headaches, whiplash-related disorders, and both upper- and lower-extremity joint conditions. Pain from sources ranging from sciatica to fibromyalgia to PMS, to temporomandibular pain may be treated effectively with chiropractic care. And as for back pain, an earlier study found that two-thirds of patients reported “great benefit” from chiropractic treatments.

A talk and a visit to Genesis4Wellness is a great way to sort out what chiropractic can mean for your aching back. Call us at 470-787-2160. The combination of health and happiness is our work here, and we are grateful for the opportunity to offer that to you.