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
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!
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