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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Study: Chiropractic is Cost- Efficient for Treating Chronic Back Pain 

According to a study published in the October 2005 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the costs of chiropractic and medical care are comparable for treating chronic low back pain, but chiropractic produces better outcomes. Strictly chiropractic costs for chronic patients were 16% lower than medical costs.

The study found that acute and chronic patients showed better outcomes in pain, disability and higher satisfaction with their care after undergoing chiropractic treatment. A three month follow up showed better results with the chronic patients than the acute patients.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

What causes nerve problems? 

Subluxations - The bones of the spine become slightly out of alignment and this puts pressure and irritation on adjacent nerve tissue interfering with normal and healthy nerve flow.

Pinched Nerve- An actual nerve pinched by a bone is rare- this happens in only 10-20 percent of cases.

Slipped Discs- Actually, discs do not "slip" but they can rupture, tear or bulge which can irritate and put pressure on the nerves.

Tension- Muscle tension can restrict nerve flow and function.

Toxins- Chemicals, smoking, and certain foods can irritate nerve tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective, safe, and noninvasive way to deal with nerve problems and to improve and maintain health. It is a natural approach to health care.

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