One of the main causes of pain in our joints can be traced to improper alignment. The supporting ligaments, joint capsule, muscles and tendons support the alignment. When they can not support this alignment, this is technically called a subluxation. Through carefully applied pressure, normal alignment can be restored. That is how chiropractic makes people feel better and reduce pain.
Chiropractic is one of the safest of all medical procedures. The benefits can be significant.
Chiropractic can be especially helpful in relieving pain for facet joint injuries, osteoarthritis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, because such conditions respond well to adjustments. Many patients with chronic headaches, leg pain, arthritis, and many other illnesses have reported significant relief after chiropractic treatment.
The medical community has come to accept and recognize chiropractic care as a valid form of treatment for a variety of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Our chiropractic clinic here in Camarillo gets referrals from many medical doctors in our community.
Studies by leading medical journals in recent years have confirmed the benefits of chiropractic care:
- A report by the Ontario Ministry of Health concluded that chiropractic care was the most effective treatment for lower back pain. The agency also recommended that chiropractic care be fully integrated in the Canadian government's health care system.
- The Federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research published its Clinical Practice Guidelines, which asserted that spinal manipulation was effective in reducing pain and speeding recovery among patients with acute low back symptoms without radiculopathy.
- A 1996 New England Journal of Medicine study of outcomes and costs for acute low back pain found that patients treated by chiropractors were significantly more satisfied than those who saw primary care, orthopedic or managed care practitioners.
- A study in the journal Spine echoed that study and found that patients who sought chiropractic care were more likely to feel that treatment was helpful, more likely to be satisfied with their care, and less likely to seek care from another provider for the same condition, compared to those who sought care from medical doctors.
- The Center for Clinical Health Policy Research at Duke University concluded in a study that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for cervicogenic headaches, or those that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.
Call our office at