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McHenry Chiropractic News for Patients - June 2017

Chiropractic Use Grows!

Chiropractic use grows along with the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). More use shows how recent generations are seeking more than conventional medical care for their health, obliging doctors to talk about CAM with their patients. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic hears from our McHenry chiropractic patients that these discussions do take place.  Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and around the world. 63% of back pain patients and 30% of neck pain patients seek card from a chiropractor. These chiropractic patients add that chiropractic enhances their overall health and well-being, too. (2) McHenry chiropractic patients agree! Demand for chiropractic will continue to grow as chiropractors are specially trained back pain specialists who rely on the clinical examination to determine a diagnosis and establish a treatment plan based on it. They utilize MRI and other imaging studies not to diagnose but to validate their clinical exam findings, a protocol which is called for today in the medical literature because MRI and clinical symptoms don’t correlate well. The MRI may show several spinal issues or no issues at all which leaves the doctor to rely on clinical exam findings for the treatment plan and relief. (3) That is just what your McHenry chiropractor does! Chiropractic use is really expanding for good reason!


TIP OF THE MONTH: Curcumin Lessens Radicular Low Back Pain

Curcumin is all the rave in natural pain relief today…and with good reason! A new study finds that cucumin is non-toxic, natural, and remarkably anti-inflammatory even easing lumbar radiculopathy pain by reducing neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and nociceptive factors. Some laboratory findings show that curcumin even promotes disc height recovery after disc herniation. Curcumin may be the new and safe way to treat radiculopathy. No more of the non-effective and unsafe use of current non-surgical medical treatments (like epidural steroids and Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) antagonists). (4) Curcumin is such an accessible and effective pain reliever to add to the McHenry chiropractic non-surgical treatment plan!

Being your healthcare and back pain specialist is a valued role to your McHenry chiropractor.

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