Seeing a Charlotte chiropractor not only helps reverse years of damage caused by poor posture or bodily injuries; it is also a great way to take a proactive approach to your health, even before the damage is done.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding chiropractic care. Many people think chiropractors are quacks, and that chiropractic is not a legitimate form of health care or treatment for disease. However, there are many neuromuscular based disorders that chiropractors can help to correct. As a matter of fact, there are several studies out there to prove it.
Here are 5 common conditions that you may be able to overcome naturally by regularly visiting a south Charlotte chiropractor near you:
#1: Sciatic Nerve Pain
Also known as sciatica, this condition is normally treated using corticosteroid injections, the side-effects of which can do more harm than good, and result in overmedication long-term. A better approach, according to a study published in the European Spine Journal, is chiropractic care. Findings uncovered a 72% success rate for patients who received chiropractic adjustments, compared to a 50% rate for corticosteroids and a 20% rate for physical therapy.
#2: Lower Back and Neck Pain
A study published in the British Medical Journal in 2003 showed that chiropractic care resulted in faster recovery than both general practitioner care and physiotherapy in 183 patients with neck pain who were randomly allocated to one of the 3 methods. Not only that; the cost of a chiropractor in Charlotte was 1/3 the cost of the other conventional treatments. So not only can regular adjustments help you recover faster from neck pain; they can also save you money long-term!
In another study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 56% of chiropractic patients reported improvements in their low back pain, while nearly 1/3 of medical patients reported worse low back pain after treatment.
#3: Tension & Migraine Headaches
Headaches are the second most common condition managed by chiropractors (back pain is #1). A group trial found a 90% reduction in the number and frequency of headaches experienced by 22% of people who received chiropractic treatment. 49% reported in significant reduction in pain intensity, within the same study.
That sure beats taking a pill, doesn’t it?
#4: Colic & Ear Infections
That’s right mamas! Charlotte chiropractic care is useful for so much more than just pain management. If your baby has colic or an ear infection, a few adjustments can make all the difference. Chiropractic care can even help to prevent both conditions by strengthening the immune system. There are tons of studies citing this fact—including a 2012 study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics. But don’t take my word for it. Look it up! Better yet, come see me next time your child starts complaining of pain in his ear. 🙂
#5: Athletic Performance
Did you know that 50% of NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff? I’ve treated many of them myself. Famous figures like Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana have all been under chiropractic treatment, and with good reason: it works! Studies have shown that it is not only effective at pain reduction and management; it actually boosts athletic performance by reducing oxidative stress, relieving muscle tension, boosting the immune system and enhancing pulmonary function. It can also increase energy levels naturally.
Bottom line: Charlotte chiropractic care increases bodily function, which frees up your immune system to focus on keeping you healthy. If your health is a priority for you (and it should be), investing in regular preventative care by seeing a Charlotte chiropractor is worth adding to your to-do list this week.
Don’t wait any longer. Book your appointment today by calling 980-422-2000!