Why Chiropractic Care Is a Great Option for Chronic Ailments!

Chiropractic Care, chronic pain, The Vanguard Clinic

What do you think of when you hear the term "chronic?" For many today, the word is synonymous with "incurable" and signifies a lifetime of severe symptoms and the need for lots of medication, which may have serious side effects. However, this common misunderstanding of chronic ailments is harmful. Yes, chronic conditions do tend to last a long time, but taking a more integrative approach to them can treat and even reverse many such ailments. Chiropractic care can be an important part of comprehensive chronic condition management. Let's explore why this might be a great option for you.

What ailments can chiropractic care improve?

Chiropractic care may include spinal manipulation as well as therapeutic exercise, electrostimulation, rehabilitative exercise, as well as diet and lifestyle counseling.

Common ailments that patients seek chiropractic care for include:

Patients often report immediate improvements in pain levels and mobility, and with ongoing care, they often experience greater long-term benefits A review of the massive National Health Interview Survey found that 24% of people have sought chiropractic care in their lifetime, and around 8% have seen a chiropractor in the past year. Back pain (60.3%) and neck pain (30.2%) are by far the most commonly treated ailments. Most of those surveyed said that the care helped their physical condition and overall well-being, and 63% who had previously just taken medication to treat pain reported that chiropractic care combined with other medical care was very helpful. 

The benefits of chiropractic care

The spine is the gateway from the brain to the rest of the body. Every brain instruction and pain sensation flows through your spinal cord, encased inside the spinal bones. Misalignments can alter signals and generally lead to malady throughout the body. Your chiropractor at The Vanguard Clinic can apply chiropractic techniques to:

Chiropractic care as part of a comprehensive chronic ailment management plan may also reduce your long-term need for harmful and addictive opioid medication as well as other medications. In some patients, chiropractic care also eliminates the need for invasive surgery. Get chronic symptom relief in a more natural and effective way without the side effects.

Are there any side effects of chiropractic care?

The most common experiences reported after a chiropractic session include:

All of these are very temporary and are the result of your bodies natural healing process. Compare these to opioid side effects like sedation, extreme constipation, nausea, organ damage, and permanent hearing loss. It's easy to see why the American College of Physicians recommends that "clinicians and patients should select nonpharmacologic treatment" for acute or subacute low back pain, one of most common ailments managed through chiropractic care.

How to know if chiropractic care may help

Dr. Glickert does a complete assessment including a physical exam, X-rays and a review of your patient and family history to determine the best course of action. He develops a holistic understanding about you as a patient and then works with you designing a comprehensive and individualized plan of care that integrates conventional medical treatments with chiropractic care.

Are you suffering from chronic ailments and not finding the relief you seek? Are you concerned about the side effects and addictive nature of prescription painkillers or trying to avoid surgery? Seek out a more integrative and individualized approach to healing. You'll find it at The Vanguard Clinic. Book online today. 

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