Chiropractic Treatment: A Safe Drug-Free Pain Treatment Option
One of the most frequently asked questions of Dr. Watins is: "Is chiropractic treatment a safe treatment option"? The short answer is not only yes, but in fact it is one of your safest treatment options for a variety of persistent pains.
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, joint pain of the arms or legs, headaches, and other neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects.
The risks associated with chiropractic care is minimal. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but occasionally, some may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching—like what they experience after some forms of exercise. Current literature shows that if minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
In addition to being a safe form of treatment, spinal manipulation is incredibly effective, getting patients back on their feet faster than traditional medical care. For example, a 2010 study in the medical journal Spine found that patients with acute low back pain who received spinal manipulation achieved equivalent or superior improvement in pain and function when compared with other commonly used interventions, such as physical modalities, medication, education, or exercise, at short, intermediate and long-term follow-up.
If you live in New York, NY and suffer chronic pain and seek a safe and potentially drug-free solution to your pain, Dr. Michael Watins and his staff are ready and able to help. Even if you simply have questions, call or contact our office today. The conversation will likely change your life for the better!