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Understanding the Safety of Chiropractic Care

Written By Chapman Health Group on December 20, 2017

Widely recognized as a non-invasive, drug-free, and safe treatment, chiropractic can be used to treat a whole host of symptoms. And with minimal side effects, it’s a treatment many patients prefer to use over other medical practices. 

Besides being a safe treatment, chiropractic (or spinal manipulation) is very effective. Patients often get back to normal quicker than standard medical care. For example, one study found that for patients who had experienced low back pain for a year or less, chiropractic care was more efficient. And when used for chronic spinal pain, better short-term relief was achieved through spinal manipulation than other various forms of medication. 

What Can Chiropractic Care Treat? 

Patients of all ages with a number of different health conditions pass through the doors of a chiropractic clinic. Doctors of chiropractic are particularly well known for their expertise in treating those with neck pain, back pain, and headaches. They also treat patients with a number of disorders and injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system, which involves the joints, ligaments, and muscles. 

With many of these painful conditions often impacting or involving the nervous system, chiropractic care can help relieve the dysfunction and pain in the affected area. General health issues are also benefited by seeing a chiropractor, with them also being able to advise on health habits, exercise, nutrition, diet, and how to modify your lifestyle and occupation to prevent further injuries.

The Safety of Chiropractic 

Chiropractic care is hailed for its safety and effectiveness, but just like any other health treatment, there are some potential side effects. However, the risks associated with receiving chiropractic are very small. For example, some patients may experience mild aching, stiffness, or soreness following their treatment, while the majority will be able to feel some immediate benefits. Current studies also demonstrate that any mild discomfort experienced after chiropractic tend to fade within 24 hours. 

To ensure you receive the best possible treatment, it’s important to be very specific when speaking to your chiropractor in Leesburg. Discuss your symptoms in detail and they will be able to advise what the safest and most effective form of treatment is – even if this involves referring you to another health care provider. 

For expert chiropractic care you can trust, look no further than the team at the Chapman Health Group. With years of experience, we’re able to provide the most effective treatment for you. Why not contact us today to book your consultation? 

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