Chiropractic care is known as an effective treatment for arthritis. One of the most common types of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease caused by wear and tear of the cartilage in the joints. Osteoarthritis usually occurs in the spine, hips, knees and ankles and is more common with old age around 70, but can happen to younger adults.
Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat back pain. In general, chiropractic care targets musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders. Pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles associated with the effects of cancer treatment can benefit from chiropractic care.
A new study suggests that chiropractic care is more effective than just medical care alone for patients of chronic back pain by reducing pain and disability. The study published on JAMA Network Open, performed a clinical trial among active US military in effort to determine whether chiropractic care along with medical care can provide better pain relief and improve function, other than just medical care.
The participants selected were between 18 to 50 years old and suffered from chronic lower back pain. The clinical trial, which lasted six weeks allocated usual medical care with chiropractic care to 375 participants and just medical care alone to the other 375 participants. Chiropractic care includes spinal manipulation, rehab exercises, heat, cryotherapy and other therapies, which is how a full chiropractic care treatment is executed for regular patients.
The results of the trial were measured by using rating scales. Participants who received the chiropractic care, were asked to measure themselves for lower back pain intensity and disability. For lower back pain 0 indicated no low back pain and 10 indicated the worst possible low back pain. And for disability, 0 indicated no disability and 24 indicated greater disability. Participants who just received medical care were measured for perceived improvement, 0 indicating not satisfied and 10 indicating extremely satisfied.
The overall results when compared and adjusted for mean differences showed that participants who received medical and chiropractic care reported less pain and disability reported by participants who received only medical care. This demonstrated that chiropractic care can play a significant role in decreasing pain and improving function.
Do you find yourself with forward head posture? Forward head posture is when bad posture is developed causing increased pressure on the neck and shoulders. Not only does forward head posture make you look like a hunchback it can have long-term negative effects such as soft tissue damage and chronic pain.
Chiropractic care is believed to improve the relationship between the spine and nervous system, which leads to restoring and optimizing function of all the organs and systems of the body. When it comes to arthritis, a condition that causes inflammation in joints, chiropractic care can be an effective treatment.
Chiropractic care can be used as a extra treatment for diabetes because of the interconnection between the two. The pancreas is connected to nerves of the upper and middle back. The pancreas produces insulin so if there are misalignments on those upper and middle back nerves then it will have a hard time producing it, causing an increase in blood pressure levels and affect the digestive system.
When it comes to colds, it is mostly due to the strength of your immune system. A weak immune system will have trouble fighting cold viruses, so it is significant you keep it in tip-top shape. Here are a few tips that will help keep your immune system strong and avoid a cold or colds this winter season.