Chiropractic care is a form of complementary medicine. It is based on the belief that your body can heal by receiving specific, hands-on manipulations from a qualified professional. These manipulations are used to realign your bones and can lead to pain relief.

Your pain may be relieved by chiropractic treatment

  • Bones
  • Cartilage
  • Connective tissue
  • Joints
  • Muscles

Chiropractic care is often focused on your spine. However, it may also address other parts of the body depending on what issue you are dealing with.

Some aspects of chiropractic treatment are similar to therapy. However, some conditions may benefit from both.

A chiropractor is more likely to perform hands-on manipulations to alleviate your symptoms. Physical therapists place a greater emphasis on rehabilitation and stretching injuries.

Why Is Chiropractic Care So Beneficial?

  1. Lowers Neck Pain

Neck Pain is common, especially if your posture is poor, bending your neck to use the phone, and/or sitting for a long time. The chiropractor can help relieve your neck pain by realigning the spine and loosening tension in the neck muscles.

  1. This Reduces Dependence On Opioid Pain Relief Medications

For chronic pain patients, prescriptions are often issued for opioid pain relief to manage their discomfort. These pain relievers may be less necessary if you are receiving chiropractic treatment.

A large 2020 survey looked at the number of prescriptions for opioid pain relief for adults who went to their doctor only or who saw a chiropractor to treat their spinal pain.

A study showed that people who visit a chiropractor had a lower chance of getting an opioid prescription for their pain than those who only saw their doctor.

  1. Relieves Pain

Chiropractic treatment can be an alternative to more invasive options like surgery or injections when it comes to treating chronic or short-term back pain.

There are many treatment options available.

  • Chiropractic care – Spinal manipulation
  • Exercise
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Meditation

A 2017 study concluded that spinal manipulation had moderate effects on short-term back pain, function, and disability compared with placebo treatment for up 6 weeks.

  1. Possibility Of Reducing Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Osteoarthritis Pain is caused when cartilage becomes worn out and causes your bones to rub together. Some chiropractic adjustments can align your joints and reduce the friction between your bones.

The benefits of chiropractic treatment for osteoarthritis have not been extensively researched. A 2020 Animal Study has found evidence that chiropractic manipulation can help slow down arthritis progression by improving the state of cartilage and bone as well as the joint capsule.

  1. It Is Possible To Relieve Headache Symptoms

Spinal manipulation might be an effective treatment for tension headaches, and headaches that arise in the neck.

In a 2016 study, 6-8 sessions of cervical and upper spine manipulation proved to be more effective than movement or exercise in relieving chronic headaches. The same result was found at the 3-month follow-up.

  1. Chronic Back Pain Can Be Treated With More Affordable Options

Chiropractic treatment could be a more affordable option than conventional treatment for chronic low back pain.

Researchers discovered that people who had chiropractic treatment paid less overall. It was also found that the treatment duration of people who received chiropractic treatment was shorter than those who received conventional medical treatments.

  1. High Customer Satisfaction

According to studies, chiropractic treatment has been associated with high levels of satisfaction.

A majority of people who participated in this study also reported that they had experienced improvements in their pain levels, with 92 percent reporting improvements in their mobility.

  1. Reduces Scoliosis Symptoms

The Cobb angle may be improved by chiropractic care for people suffering from scoliosis. The Cobb angle indicates how much spine deformity is present from one side to the other.

  1. It Improves Posture

A chiropractor may be able to correct your poor posture, especially if you are prone to excessive sitting.

A 2017 case study investigated the impact of chiropractic treatment on a 27-year old woman who suffered from neck pain, back pain, and headaches because of hyperkyphosis posture.

After receiving 30 treatments, she noticed a marked improvement in posture and pain relief in her neck and head.