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Chiropractic Treatment Facts and Statistics El Paso, Texas

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Fact: Chiropractors are known for treating back pain. But they do so much more than that. They are licensed in all fifty states, and there are more than 60,000 practicing chiropractors in America.

Chiropractic treatment is gaining wider acceptance by the medical, legal, and patient communities because of its beneficial record of positive results and medication-free care.

There have been several studies documenting the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment/care.

Here are some facts and stats about chiropractic medicine.

 

Chiropractor doing pushing motion to adjust spine of a male patient

Chiropractic Facts

Around 35-40% of chiropractic patients’ reason for treatment involves upper or low back pain.

Chiropractors perform 95.5% of adjustments in the world.

However, people also go to chiropractors for:

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Vehicle accident injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Strains
  • Sports injuries

Chiropractic care helps with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or any type of arthritis.

Treatments provided by chiropractors include:

  • Spinal manipulation/adjustment
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercises
  • Stretches
  • Massage
  • Nutrition
  • Health Coaching
  • Weight loss

These chiropractic treatments are performed around 1 million times every day.

A chiropractor can be your primary health provider. As they must:

  • Complete 3 to 4 years of undergraduate education
  • A 4-year chiropractic college program
  • Must be licensed by the state they practice in.

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), recognized by the United States Office of Education, is responsible for the accreditation programs and institutions that offer a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree.

Chiropractors do not prescribe medications as part of a treatment plan.

Doctors and physicians can provide referrals or co-workers, friends and family are also positive resources to find the right chiropractor.

 

 

Safe Adjustment Facts

A chiropractic adjustment is much safer than taking medications or undergoing surgery. A chiropractic adjustment involves some:

  • Prep Massage
  • Stretching
  • Breathing
  • Expert help in body realignment

Any type of complication from a chiropractic adjustment is extremely rare.

Does it hurt

Chiropractic adjustments are relatively painless, but new patients can involuntarily stiffen or resist the adjustment and feel slight discomfort. A qualified chiropractor will know this and wait until the patient relaxes, before continuing the adjustment.

If the patient has recently been involved in some type of trauma, like whiplash from an accident, work, sports, personal injury then there will be pain from the injury. An experienced chiropractor will know how to minimize the pain, as they perform the treatment.

And once it’s over patients feel:

  • Relief
  • Improved mobility
  • Calmness
  • A sense of well being/euphoria

 

Can other health professionals also perform these adjustments?

Yes, some osteopaths or DO’s can perform these treatment techniques, but make sure they are state-licensed.

Our team has taken great pride in bringing our families, and injured patients only clinically proved treatment protocols.  By teaching holistic wellness as a lifestyle, we change not only our patient’s lives but their families as well.  We do this so that we may reach as many El Pasoans who need us, no matter the affordability issues.


Advanced Sciatica Treatment El Paso, Texas (Chiropractor)

 

  • Sciatica is a collection of symptoms characterized by pain which extends down the length of the legs from the lower back.
  • Approximately 90 percent of sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, develops when a spinal disc herniation compresses a spinal nerve along the lumbar spine.
  • Piriformis syndrome and pregnancy are other common causes of sciatica.

NCBI Resources

Fortunately, self-management and time can be the best treatment. Allowing the body to heal itself is the way to go. But if rest is not enough then chiropractic treatment may be just what is needed to kick in the body’s self-healing function. If you decide to give chiropractic treatment a try, don’t be nervous, as a chiropractor will monitor progress throughout the treatment.

In any case, chiropractors are qualified to discuss the benefits and risks of other treatments, depending on the condition.

Hopefully, this article has given you the basics of chiropractic medicine and how it works so you can make the best choice.

 

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