If you find yourself dealing with symptoms like Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sciatic Pain, Joint Pain, Headaches or Migraines but are yet to ever visit our Greenville Chiropractor for help, you are missing out on a safe, gentle and yet effective treatment option that many of our Greenville friends and neighbors are all talking about! Our office has had extremely successful results treating dozens of conditions and producing long lasting, effective results.
Medication masks the pain and no one wants to undergo surgery because we all know how those stories tend to end (with more surgeries), the best solution is Chiropractic care right here at our Greeville Chiropractic office! Safe, Effective and Non Invasive, our treatment options focus in on addressing the root cause of your pain and discomfort and based on the success rate of hundreds of patients, we are dong a pretty good job!
Chiropractic Treatment Options for…
- Back Pain
- Sciatic Nerve Pain
- Neck Pain
- Whiplash Treatments
- Headaches & Migraines
- Spinal Stenosis
- Bowel Regularity in Adults & Children
- Improved & Heightened Immune System Response
- Improved Mental Clarity
- Ear Infections
- Arthritis and Joint Pain
- Blood Pressure
- Healthy pregnancy
- Organ function
- Surgery prevention
- Babies with Colic, Reflux, Sleep Issues, Torticollis
Despite its buzz, there are still many people who are unaware of the amazing benefits we provide at our Greenville Chiropractic office through the gift of a Chiropractic Adjustment. There are also still a lot of misunderstandings about how the whole things works and how much training our board certified Doctor of Chiropractic was trained. For example did you know that most chiropractic degree programs incorporate an entire your of PhD-level training on advanced nutrition which is far more than most doctors receive? While other doctors train heavy on drugs and prescriptions Chiropractors train heavy on the body, its mechanics and how it operates and what can be done to properly fuel it.
Chiropractic Care Works Like This…
Your Brain controls every cell, organ and tissue of your body and it does that by communicating back and forth through your the nerves. If a bone moves out of its proper alignment, it irritates and put pressure on the nerves and surrounding tissues. When this happens you may or may not experience pain and that is because only about 10% of your nerves sense pain. That being said what does happen is a miss between your brain and your cells, tissues and organs because due to the pressure they are no longer able to communicate properly and what happens when your brain is cut off from an organ? It dies. If it is cut off only to an extent it simply dies slowly. So how much pressure do you want on your nerves? ZERO Right!?
If you consider this concept you can surly understand how Chiropractic Care goes far beyond a simple pain reliever and why it has the capability to help with so many seemingly unrelated illnesses and des-ease, RIGHT?
Perfect! Lets move on…
Top 10 Benefits of Visiting Our Greenville Chiropractor
1. Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment
Chiropractic Care is the Number 1 Treatment for Sciatic Nerve Pain! The European Spine Journal published findings from a clinical trial showing how chiropractic adjustments had a 72 % Success Rate in Treating Sciatica Symptoms.
This can be compared to a 20 % success rate with treatment from Physical Therapy, and a 50 % success rate from the steroids, Corticosteroid Injections.
Another randomized, double-blind trial in the Spine Journal comparing active versus simulated chiropractic manipulations on patients with Sciatica found that active manipulations had a much greater effect than simulated manipulations. Active manipulations reduced the number of days patients reported experiencing their moderate or severe back pain and other sciatic nerve pain symptoms, and best of all caused no reported adverse side effects.
2. Low Back Pain & Neck Pain Treatments
One study involving chiropractic patients with neck pain found that 96 percent of respondents indicated that they were either “Very satisfied” or “Satisfied” with the chiropractic care they received, and that 98 percent said that they “Definitely would” or were “Very likely” to choose chiropractic care again if they experienced a similar problem.
In a 2003 study published in the British Medical Journal, 183 patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to receive either manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (mainly exercise) or general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs) over the course of a 52-week period. The clinical outcome measures showed that chiropractic adjustments resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the chiropractic-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.
Another study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction one month following treatment compared to patients treated by family physicians. Satisfaction scores were higher for chiropractic patients, as a higher proportion of chiropractic patients (56 percent vs. 13 percent in the physician group) reported that their low-back pain was better or much better. Nearly one-third of medical patients reported their low-back pain was actually worse or much worse following treatment. Other studies have shown similar results: majority of acute and chronic chiropractic patients experience better outcomes in pain, functional disability and patient satisfaction following treatment.
In a study funded by NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, conducted to test the effectiveness of different approaches for treating neck pain, 272 participants were divided into three groups: those that received either spinal manipulative therapy from a doctor of chiropractic (DC), those who received pain medications (over-the-counter pain relievers, narcotics and muscle relaxants), and those only following at-home exercise recommendations. After 12 weeks, about 57 percent of those who met with DCs, and about 48 percent of those who exercised, reported at least a 75 percent reduction in pain. As a comparison, 33 percent of the people in the medication group reported decreased pain. After one year, approximately 53 percent of the two drug-free groups (chiropractic and exercise) continued to report at least a 75 percent reduction in pain, compared to an average of just 38 percent pain reduction among those who only took medication.
3. Headaches (Tension and Migraine) Treatments
Second only to back pain, headaches — both tension headaches and migraine headaches — are one of the most common conditions regularly managed by chiropractors. At the time I conducted this research, over 230 peer-reviewed articles referenced chiropractic’s ability to help cure, prevent and ease the burden of headaches and migraines in people all across the globe!
A group trial found that 22 percent of people who had chiropractic treatment saw the number of attacks drop by 90 percent. In that same study, 49 percent said they had a significant reduction in pain intensity. Compared to most medical treatments, few interventions can initiate headache relief naturally, without the risks of taking drugs long-term, like chiropractic adjustments can.
4. Treatments for Colic, Acid Reflux and Ear Infections in Children
A 2011 systematic review published in the journal Explore — which included a review of 26 articles in total, including three clinical trials and four cohort studies — found that chiropractic adjustments helped greatly reduce colic symptoms. According to the authors of the review, “Our review revealed that chiropractic care is a viable alternative to the care of infantile colic and congruent with evidence-based practice, particularly when one considers that medical care options are no better than placebo or have been associated with adverse events.”
Although very few randomized control trials have been conducted describing other clinical effects of chiropractic care on children, many case studies have been documented that describe how children suffering from ailments including otitis media (or ear infections) or acid reflux have experienced complete to near-complete resolution after just a few visits with a chiropractor. One study found that in children with acid reflux, “Notable improvement in the patient’s symptoms was observed within four visits and total resolution of symptoms within three months of care.”
Why are chiropractic adjustments helpful in these situations? The reasons for this vary, but there is one common theme: nerves located in the gut and brain are quite sensitive to neurological insult caused by vertebral subluxations. By realigning the spine and reducing pressure on placed on certain nerves, the gut-brain connection is improved. This works the same way in both children and adults. A healthier, “happier” gut at any age can help increase immune function, reduce inflammation and reduce pain in various parts of the body.
5. Treatments for Neurological Conditions
Exciting research is currently being conducted via upright MRI scans showing how upper cervical adjustments affect various brain-based conditions. What we have seen so far is quite remarkable. Not only are MRI scans revealing that cerebral spinal fluid and blood flow are markedly increased after a chiropractic adjustment, researchers are observing that cerebellar invagination (when the cerebellum drops down below the skull line) is being reversed and brain plaquing (common in multiple sclerosis patients) is disappearing! One example is Montel Williams, the famous TV host, who was interviewed about his experience as a MS patient under chiropractic care. Check it out here to see how it changed his life.
Additionally, there’s evidence supporting the use of chiropractic treatment to help to correct vertebral subluxation that contributes to epilepsy and seizures. One study found that when 15 pediatric patients were treated with upper cervical care all reported positive outcomes as a result of chiropractic care. The conclusion of the study was that “Chiropractic care may represent a non-pharmaceutical health care approach for pediatric epileptic patients.”
6. Blood Pressure Treatment
In 2007, George Bakris, the world expert on hypertension, published a study with a team of researchers in the Human Journal of Hypertension showing that one upper cervical chiropractic adjustment had the same effect as two blood pressure-lowering drugs. Even more fascinating, the effects of just one adjustment lasted more than six months!
Compared to the placebo-treated patients, those who got the real procedure saw an average 14 mm Hg greater drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure count) and an average 8 mm Hg greater drop in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom blood pressure number). (11)
Other studies have shown similar findings with hypotensive patients, and their low blood pressure was raised to normal levels after chiropractic care. This is exciting because it highlights the body’s ability to create a homeostatic balanced environment once vertebral subluxations are removed.
7. Surgery Prevention with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic has long been heralded by natural health care providers as a natural method to prevent back surgery. In fact, the Journal of the American Medical Association just recently published its low back pain guidelines and suggested that people suffering from back pain first try chiropractic before resorting to surgery.
8. Frozen Shoulder Treatment
Last year a clinical trial was published describing how patients suffering from the debilitating condition frozen shoulder responded to chiropractic care. Of the 50 patients: 16 resolved completely; 25 showed 75 percent to 90 percent improvement; eight showed 50 percent to 75 percent improvement; and one showed 0 percent to 50 percent improvement. Before chiropractic treatment the patients reported a median initial pain score of 9 out of 10, with a range of 7 to 10. But after treatment the median score dropped down to 2, with a range of 0 to 10.
9. Scoliosis Treatment
There’s evidence showing that specific chiropractic adjustments, coupled with muscular rehabilitation techniques, may help prevent the progression of scoliosis. Organizations like the nonprofit Clear Institute, founded by Dr. Dennis Woggon, have set out to empower healthcare professionals with an effective chiropractic system in order to help treat people with scoliosis.
Doctors at the Clear Institute have worked very hard to perfect a model for treating scoliosis and have discovered that it is possible to effectively manage the condition without the use of restrictive braces or dangerous surgeries. In many case studies, participants have seen a 10 to 30 percent decrease in their scoliosis curvatures. You can read about some of the cases here. If you or a family member suffer from scoliosis, I strongly recommend reaching out to a doctor certified by the Clear Institute to see if they can help you!
10. Better Athletic Performance
There’s good reason why for years professional athletes — including Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana — have made a point to regularly be treated by chiropractors. In fact, over 50 percent of NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff, this way the players always have access to adjustments, stretches and exercises when needed.
Because it is so effective at pain-based and pathological conditions, one of the most overlooked aspects of chiropractic care is that it enhances functionality in everyday life, and also athletic performance. Studies have shown that when it comes to supporting recovery and improving physical performance, chiropractic is helpful because it:
- Reduces inflammatory cytokines
- Boosts the immune system
- Enhances pulmonary function
- Decreases mental and oxidative stress
- Relieves muscle tension
- And can naturally increase energy levels
Our Greenville chiropractor can address sports injuries to areas of the body referenced above, including the lower back, shoulder, hips and more. “Chiropractic care can help with a multitude of sports injuries such as tendonitis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain. The goal is to help reduce inflammation, enhance joint function and reduce pain. It will also help improve range of motion, minimize recovery time, and maximize athletic performance.”
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