Patients most frequently begin visiting a chiropractor seeking relief from back or neck pain – but chiropractic care offers many other benefits.
Chiropractors are experts in spinal health – working to ensure the bones in your body are protecting and not impeding the nervous system which controls the function of your whole body.
Chiropractors are trained to scientifically examine your body and then apply manual therapies to manage your health issues.
Chiropractors have a unique training and philosophy that addresses the body and how it functions as a whole, not just one system or part at a time. Chiropractors blend the drugless, non-surgical art of hands-on therapy with the science and technology of modern medicine and physical rehabilitation. It is a branch of health care that concentrates on naturally balancing and optimizing the function of the body in order to promote and maintain health.
Why others are choosing chiropractic
Back pain is a widespread health problem across Australia. You don’t have to be lifting heavy boxes or sitting all day in an office chair before you decide to seek chiropractic care – everyone can benefit from improving posture and spinal health, regardless of age.
Back problems are among the top three causes of years of working lost due to disability.
This is a really serious problem – estimated to force 280,000 Australians into early retirement annually and costing the economy $12 billion. Chiropractors, who spend five years studying spinal health at university, are the first choice of health professional for many patients with back complaints.
Expert US Doctors recent recommended chiropractic care as a form of treatment for lower back pain in a 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A 2011 study by independent consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports surveyed 45,000 people and found that 65% of patients who used chiropractic care for back or neck pain stated that it had ‘helped a lot’, outranking all other treatments included in the survey, including prescription medication.
A recommended approach to health care
In 2007, researchers from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society recommended spinal manipulation as a treatment for both acute and chronic back pain.
In addition, a 2004 article in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that chiropractic care may actually lower the overall cost of health care provision.