Millions and millions of people suffer from lower back pain on a daily basis. And more every day find that bending and stretching isn’t as simple as it once was. Chiropractic care can help not just ease that pain, but even help you to heal and get past the source of the damage that is causing your back to hurt.
The personnel of the United States military represent a very large pool of people who all receive regular medical care. And unlike normal citizens, the data from their medical interactions is generally available to researchers. For this reason, the military is often a focus of research. When medical scientists investigating back pain looked at the military files, they found personnel who regularly visited a chiropractor reported less pain than those who merely visited doctors.
This is particularly interesting news right now, with concerns over opioid pain relievers continuing to rise. If back pain can be treated without drugs, and especially without addictive opioid medication, that would be a significant step in helping millions break away from problems with pain medication.
Chiropractors specialize in issues with muscles and the skeleton, particularly the spine and the nervous system. Most chiropractic treatment focuses on joint and musculoskeletal alignment to relieve pain and promote healing. It’s noninvasive and can be done with a simple visit.