Chiropractic Doctors Viewed Positively
US adults generally see chiropractors positively, especially if
they have already used chiropractic care or plan to use it. Negative views of
chiropractic care seemed to stem from cost and number of visits, but those who
shared this view were less likely to know if chiropractic is an insurance
covered item, more likely to want to see an MD first for back pain or neck pain,
less likely to have ever seen a chiropractor before. (1) This is good news!
There are many potential McHenry chiropractic patients out there
with whom to share chiropractic care. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is so glad you are our McHenry
chiropractic patient and appreciate your sharing your chiropractic experience
with your friends and family!
More People Seek Alternative Care – like Chiropractic – for Low Back
A new research study shares that “Many people suffering from low back
pain (LBP) have found conventional medical treatments to be ineffective for
managing their low back pain and are increasingly turning to complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM) to find pain relief.” OrthoIllinois Chiropractic and our fellow
chiropractors are ready for them! 41.2% of low back pain patients used CAM in
the past year. What types? Herbal supplements, chiropractic manipulation, and
massage. 58.1% of those who used CAM for back pain found it greatly beneficial.
(2) Thank you for trusting the McHenry back pain specialist at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic and using chiropractic care.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis – Non-Surgical Care
Chronic low back pain in older adults often includes lumbar spinal
stenosis. Its pain relieving care is often accomplished without surgery,
particularly when all contributing conditions of low back pain are addressed.
(3) That’s where your chiropractic examination and diagnosis come into play as
the non-surgical treatment plan is developed for successful relief of back pain
related to spinal stenosis. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is most thorough in its care of
back and neck pain!
Gabapentin – Good or Bad?
For far lateral disc herniations, gabapentin may be good. (4) For
chronic low back pain, it’s “ineffective” say researchers. (5) Chiropractic
offers a non-drug approach to relief of both of these conditions. Some patients
come to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for McHenry chiropractic care already taking
these drugs. Some are able to get relief enough with chiropractic care to discuss
stopping or taking less with their prescribing physicians. Let’s set a McHenry
chiropractic treatment plan with Cox Technic, and see how you do.
Biochemical Factors and Back Pain
Vitamin D and other levels are affected by low back pain. 42% of all
patients seeking care for LBP were 31 to 50 years old, 73% were female, 27% had
diabetes type II. These patients showed significantly lower levels of Vitamin
D. Researchers strongly recommend early frequent screening for vitamin D along
with glucose, protein, albumin, calcium, phosphorus, C-reactive protein (CRP) as part of general
health checkup for non-specific body pain, especially low back pain, to try to
encourage earlier intervention for relief. (6) For most of our
McHenry chiropractic patients, pain is an attention-getting
indicator while these other factors are more subtle but important.
Thank you for your trust in our chiropractic healthcare...and for
sharing your McHenry chiropractic experience with your friends and