Did you know Consumer Reports recommends chiropractic care first for back pain? It was most highly rated in patient satisfaction when compared to physical therapy, acupuncture, and treatment by primary care physicians. 58% of survey participants found chiropractic treatments helpful for low back pain, compared to just 22% who found prescription drugs very helpful.
But it’s about more than just backs:
The modern chiropractic profession offers safe and effective care, and is a logical starting place for many musculoskeletal conditions, which can benefit from a hands-on approach. Scott Gillman, Daily News Correspondent, wrote a recent article for Spine & Sports, entitled Why go to a chiropractor? He explained that doctors of chiropractic are the logical starting point for musculoskeletal issues, which means more than just back pain. The musculoskeletal system also includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the fascia connective tissues.
A good doctor of chiropractic performs a thorough physical exam, is skilled in diagnosing a wide range of conditions, and can direct your care with other providers. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, modern chiropractic care also utilizes soft-tissue procedures like massage and manual therapy, exercise and rehabilitation, ultrasound therapy, electric-stimulation therapy, taping, and so forth. Thus, doctors of chiropractic can treat any number of musculoskeletal conditions, from foot or hand pain, through your hips and shoulders, all the way up to your headache.
Absolute Wellness Center offers chiropractic medicine, sports medicine, naturopathic medicine, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and massage therapy in Eugene, OR. To learn more or find out how chiropractic care might benefit your recovery or health, give us a call at 541-484-5777.