Chiropractic Has Major Positive Effect on Headache Pain

matteo#headache-10079250A study compared 53 subjects who had cervicogenic (neck related) headaches in accordance with the standards of the International Headache Society.

The group was split in two. Approximately half of the group received chiropractic manipulation; the other half received low-level laser and deep friction massage. The care was given in six sessions over three weeks.

Significant improvement occurred in both halves, especially in those receiving chiropractic treatment.

Those receiving chiropractic manipulation for their headaches:

– decreased their medication use by 36%

– decreased their headache hours by 69%

– decreased their headache intensity by 36%

The results of the study may not be good news to makers of over-the-counter pain medication, but is good news for those wanting to relieve headache pain without drugs; and by addressing the cause of the pain, rather than just treating symptoms.

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SOURCE: Dr. Tom Scherer, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1997, as reported in Dynamic Chiropractic, October

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Increasing Reports of Pain Among College Students

A comparison of survey data from Finnish university students taken in 2000 and 2012 shows an increasing trend of musculoskeletal complaints among that population. Researchers report that 29% of students reported dealing with neck and shoulder-related pain on a weekly basis in 2012 compared with 25% in 2000. Low back pain complaints increased from 10% to 14%, limb and joint pain increased from 7% to 8%, and temporomandibular joint pain increased from 4% to 5%.
European Journal of Pain, March 2014

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So what exactly do Chiropractors do and what symptoms can they treat?

Chiropractic Focuses_matteoChiropractors are doctors who can diagnose and treat a wide variety of condition, specifically those that include symptoms of neck and back pain, restricted movement in the joints and muscular problems. Their treatments include massage, manipulation and spinal decompression, amongst others.

To help you understand what a chiropractor does, first let us take a look at how we are made. The spine is the focal point of most, if not all chiropractic treatment. It is formed out of 33 separate bones, in a single column. Between each of the bones is a cushion made up of a gel like substance; this helps with flexibility and mobility. Unfortunately, as we age, this gel gradually hardens, reducing flexibility and increasing the likelihood of pain. One of the chiropractor’s jobs is to keep these bones in a straight line with each other, known as alignment.

Through certain techniques the chiropractor can help to alleviate the problems and pain associated with a number of conditions. Herniated discs, spinal misalignment and nerve problems are just three. Virtually all of our nerves, muscles and joints are related to the spine in some way or other and problems with the spine will cause problems elsewhere in the body. The chiropractor will diagnose and treat each condition separately if they can, However, if they cannot they will make sure you are referred to someone who can help you.

In order to qualify as a Doctor of Chiropractic, each one has to go through a very extensive program of training and education. At the very least they need a 2-year undergraduate degree in one of the sciences. Some States require a 4-year degree. Once this degree has been successfully obtained the chiropractor must then undergo a 4 year program at an accredited school of chiropractic medicine. On receiving that degree they must then pass an exam through the National Board of Chiropractic before a licence to practice can be awarded. It shuld be obvious to anyone that a Chiropractor is highly trained and is a proper doctor. In fact to a certain degree they are more highly trained and educated than your GP is.
There are no age restrictions when it comes to treating problems with the back and spine. A chiropractor can treat anyone, form young babies right up to senior citizens. Many people probably do not realise that a chiropractor can prevent attacks of colic and can help to ensure that children and babies grow up without problems. For the elderly, although they cannot reverse the aging process on the spine and its gel cushion they can realign the spine and make their lives as pain free as possible.

Chiropractors do not use any form of surgery or medication in their treatments. They will not even use painkilling injections, preferring to work only with their hands performing a complete natural method of healing. A chiropractor can also help you with nutrition and diet advice as well as teaching you toe exercise properly and safely. When all is said and done a visit to a chiropractor could be the best decision you ever make for your health and well-being.

Chiropractic: Reduce Neck and Arm Pain

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Fifty patients with MRI-confirmed cervical disk herniations, with accompanying arm pain, received a course of spinal manipulation. After two weeks, 55% reported improvement. At one month, 69% reported improvement and the total rose to 86% after three months. Researchers also documented statistically significant decreases in neck pain, arm pain, and disability. This study supports the use of spinal manipulation for cervical disk injuries.
Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, October 2013 matteo chiropractic adjustment