Drug-Free, Chiropractic Care for Neck and Back Pain

Drug-Free Chiropractic Care for Neck and Back Pain

Physical therapy can be an effective first step in addressing many common sources of pain, like those in the back or neck.

May 2018 Health Services Research found that people with low back pain who first consulted a physical therapist were less likely to receive an opioid prescription compared with those who went to a primary care doctor first. Physical therapists work with you to create individualized exercises, stretches, and body alignment positions that help relax tight muscles, decrease back and joint pain, and improve range of motion.

Data Supports Benefits of Drug-Free, Chiropractic Care for Neck and Back Pain!

 

Dr. Ronald D'Amato and the Atlas Chiro & Rehab team share some alarming statistics with you.

 

Quick Stats 

 

  • Research by the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, found that replacing a visit to a doctor with a visit to a chiropractor for back pain, could save Medicare $83.5 Million every year.
  • A study that looked into prescribed medications vs. spinal manipulation found that 56% of patients who saw a doctor saw a 30% reduction in low back pain after 4 weeks.  But 94% of patients who underwent chiropractic treatment saw a 30% reduction in low back pain after 4 weeks.
  • Three in four (77%) people who saw a chiropractor in the last year described the chiropractic care as "very effective".
  • Doctors of Chiropractic are used by all 32 National Footbal League Teams to deal with ongoing back and neck problems, as well as the overall conditioning of the players.
  • In a consumer survey, chiropractic outperformed all other back pain treatments, incuding prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies.
  • In 2017, the American College of Physicians released an update to is low back pain treatment guideline that recommends first using non-drug treatments, such as spinal manuipulation (a centerpiece of chiropractic care), for acute and chronic low back pain.

Physical therapy can be an effective first step in addressing many common sources of pain, like those in the back or neck.

May 2018 Health Services Research found that people with low back pain who first consulted a physical therapist were less likely to receive an opioid prescription compared with those who went to a primary care doctor first. Physical therapists work with you to create individualized exercises, stretches, and body alignment positions that help relax tight muscles, decrease back and joint pain, and improve range of motion.

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