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Health Talk Series coming up in November!
Each clinic will be holding a Health Talk to get assist you with getting your body and mind prepared for the busy summer period. Each talk will cover chiropractic care, nutrition and the benefits of exercise. We will be having guest speakers coming in and also providing refreshments.
Keep a look out on here and our facebook pages for times and dates.
Stratford Thursday 7th November 5pm start
Chiropractic care a key role in back pain relief and drug use reduction.
The efficacy of chiropractic in managing low back pain and its key role in reducing the use of pharmaceuticals has been highlighted by one of the biggest studies of its kind.
The US study by New Zealand Professor Ian Coulter* is entitled A comparative effectiveness controlled trial evaluated the addition of chiropractic care to usual medical care for patients suffering from low back pain . It was a multi-site, pragmatic, comparative effectiveness study which looked at 750 active duty military personnel with low back pain, aged 18 to 50 years who received either usual medical care or usual medical care plus chiropractic care.
Professor Coulter (who is the keynote speaker at this week’s annual conference of the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association in Christchurch) says: `The most common musculoskeletal condition reported is low back pain. Low back pain is also one of the most frequent reasons that people seek medical care. The burden of low back pain is made worse by the fact that many treatments included under the umbrella of usual medical care, such as NSAIDs, steroid injections, spinal surgery, and opioids, do not significantly decrease pain and may result in serious side effects. Spurred on primarily by the resultant opioid crisis, many government and private organizations, including the FDA, the Joint Commission, and the American College of Physicians are now recommending the use of non-drug, non-surgical therapies for chronic pain, including low back pain. Chiropractic care and/or spinal manipulation delivered by doctors of chiropractic is one of these recommendations.’
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Top Chiropractic Benefits
The top 5 researched benefits of chiropractic care are
- Pain reduction
- Reduces headaches
- Improved quality of life
- Reduced medication use
Read the full article by The Evidence Based Chiropractor here