You probably are among the millions of adults in the United States with chronic pain. Low back pain is a common problem and the second most common reason for hospital visits. Like many others, you may seek alternative treatments to prescribed medications for pain relief. Palmetto advanced chiropractic is a potential pain management option to help you deal with chronic back or neck pain. It is a form of complementary medicine involving specific hands-on manipulations from a trained professional to help your body heal.

These manipulations help realign your spine and joint and also alleviate pain. Your chiropractor can help relieve pain from conditions affecting your joints, muscles, connective tissues, bones, and cartilage. Often, chiropractic treatment focuses on your spine, but it can also benefit other body areas depending on the specific issue you are dealing with.

Improves neck pain

Neck pain is a common problem that often results from having poor posture, sitting for extended hours, and bending to use your phone. A chiropractor can realign your spine and ease muscle tension in your neck to alleviate pain. If you have non-specific neck pain, your specialist may recommend several sessions of spinal manipulation; this may be more effective than medication. Spine manipulation offers short-term pain relief since it neuropeptide levels in your blood. Neuropeptide functions as neurotransmitters or hormones and is a protein made in your nervous system.

Minimizes back pain

Most cases of back pain improve with simple treatments like over-the-counter medications, but sometime symptoms may persist. For patients with short-term or chronic back pain, chiropractic treatment offers a good alternative to more invasive approaches such as injections and surgery. Usually, when it comes to chronic low back pain, healthcare providers recommend non-medication treatments as the first course of action. These treatment options include exercise, spinal manipulation, tai chi, yoga, acupuncture, meditation, and progressive muscle relaxation. Chiropractic care offers moderate improvements in short-term back pain and function compared to placebo treatment.

Reduces reliance on pain medications

Many people with chronic pain rely on prescription medications such as opioid pain relievers to manage their discomfort. But with chiropractic care, you don’t have to depend on these prescription drugs to alleviate your pain. You will most likely need a refill of your opioid pain relievers if you only visit your doctor. But you are less likely to get an opioid prescription filled if you see both a chiropractor and your doctor.

Proper posture

Poor posture is a common cause of back and neck pain, but unfortunately, many people don’t realize how day-to-day activities contribute to pain. For example, sitting for long hours at your desk working may contribute to your chronic low back pain. During your sessions with your specialist, you will learn better how to position your back when sleeping, sitting, standing, or walking to ensure you properly align your spine. After several chiropractic treatments, you will notice significant posture improvements and neck pain relief.

You don’t have to endure the disabling discomfort of chronic pain. Visit your specialist at Physicians Group, LLC, to establish if you are a good candidate for chiropractic care.