If you’ve had questions on the safety of chiropractic care, what conditions it treats, whether it’s covered by insurance, or what that weird popping noise is, check out this helpful info page published by the American Chiropractic Association: Chiropractic FAQ’s (also in PDF: ACA Chiropractic FAQ’s).
For instance, did you know chiropractic medicine is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints? Doctors of chiropractic are well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches, but they are also experts in a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving muscles, ligaments, and joints. Dr. Michael Herb is also specialized in sports medicine, bringing an additional level of expertise for athletes and the rest of us.
Most insurance plans cover chiropractic care because it is proven not only medically effective for the patient, but also cost effective for both the insurer and the patient. More than 60 military bases and 36 major veterans medical facilities offer chiropractic care to active-duty members of the armed forces and our veterans. We desperately need this greater emphasis on non-drug approaches to injury recovery and chronic pain management; according to the US Centers for Disease Control in 2015, 44 people in the US die every day from an overdose of prescription pain killers!
If you’d like to learn more, check out the link above to “Chiropractic FAQ’s” from the American Chiropractic Association or check out their info sheet on chiropractic care: Healthy Living – Getting Healthy with Chiropractic. If your questions are more specific to your injury or body, the first step is typically a thorough initial exam and the opportunity to talk with the doctor and ask questions about what would be best for you.
Absolute Wellness Center in Eugene, OR offers chiropractic medicine, sports medicine, naturopathic medicine, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and massage. To schedule and appointment or ask questions, go to our contact us page or give us a call at 541-484-5777.