Is chiropractic safe?
There is a singular lack of actuarial data that would justify concluding that chiropractic care is in any way harmful or dangerous. Chiropractic care is non-invasive, therefore, the body's response to chiropractic care is far more predictable than its reactions to drug treatments or surgical procedures. Of the nearly one million adjustments given every day in this country, complications are exceedingly rare. Perhaps the best summary statement on the subject of safety was published in 1979 by the Government of New Zealand which established a special commission to study chiropractic. They found:
"The conspicuous lack of evidence that chiropractors cause harm or allow harm to occur through neglect of medical referral can be taken to mean only one thing: that chiropractors have on the whole an impressive safety record."
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Chiropractic care for headaches
Another problem that can be easily solved with chiropractic treatment is headaches. Usually headaches are caused by problems in the vertebrae in the neck. To treat headaches the chiropractor applies thrust on a few of these vertebral joints and brings about a reduction in the spasm in neck muscles. With the combination these adjustments to the cervical spine you could be out of the pain quite quickly. Very rarely do chiropractors take the help of other medical fields to treat these headaches.
One of the foremost indications of the onset of a headache is that the muscles at the back of the neck near the base of the skull become very tender and sore. These small muscles that get tender and sore are attached to the fibrous lining of the scalp. This fibrous lining of the skull is called the aponeuorsis. This is the lining that is under the hair and skin that is covering your head. When these muscles become tight, tender and sore it exerts tension on this aponeurosis. This created pressure is transmitted all over the scalp as a band around the skull or as if someone is standing on your head. Through adjustments and manipulations, this tenseness of the muscles is reduced and the pressure on the skull is alleviated.
With this chiropractic treatment not only do you get relief from the pain but also from the irritation of the muscles and nerves, inflammatory or otherwise, caused due to subluxation (spinal misalignment) or trauma to the spinal nerves of the upper cervical spine.
The quick and usually painless way a chiropractor relieves a headache is reason enough to seek this form of treatment. Instead of visiting your medical doctor for prescription medication or injections of medicine that make you drowsy, a chiropractor treats your headache and you can go on with your daily activities. In addition to treating the pain, chiropractic care for headaches works to prevent future headache episodes. However, the chiropractor will ascertain that your headache is the result of spinal nerve and vertebra problems.
The fact that most health insurance companies pay for chiropractic care means that you can visit your chiropractor for common ailments and receive the same level of medical attention as your would from your family physician, but without having to purchase and use medications.
Dr. Greg C. Molis is a Salt Lake Chiropractor. He can help you with your back pain, neck pain, headaches, etc. For more information go to www.saltlakechiropractor.com
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