Bottom Line: Have you ever had a nagging neck pain that slowed you down and kept you from doing the things you love? You’re not alone. Millions of people every year suffer from neck and arm pain caused by a disc herniation. Sometimes the pain is caused by an injury, other times people just seem to wake up one day with numbness or tingling. The good news is, you don’t have to rely on medications, injections, or surgeries to get back your quality of life. New scientific research has shown patients experience HUGE improvements with natural health care, such as Chiropractic, and the more you know, the smarter you can be with your healthcare choices.
Why it Matters: Our bodies are designed to heal, but sometimes they need a little help. Medications and injections tend to mask the problem and often have a lot of dangerous side effects. Well, you should be happy to know that Chiropractic adjustments not only help provide fantastic pain relief, but they also help correct the underlying problem so you can find long-term relief.
Next Steps: Sitting at a desk, awkward sleeping positions, and just plain getting older can all contribute to neck pain and disc problems. Maintaining an active lifestyle by eating right, exercising, and getting periodic Chiropractic care can help your body fend off these degenerative processes. Ask your doctor today about how they maintain a healthy lifestyle using Chiropractic care. Learning how to stay happy and healthy; that’s a smart decision!
(1) Outcomes from Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Symptomatic Cervical Disk Herniation Patients Treated with High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. October 2013
(2) Outcomes of Acute and Chronic Patients with MRI Confirmed Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniations Receiving High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude,Spinal Manipulative Therapy: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study with One Year Follow-Up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. March/April 2014
(4) Symptomatic MRI-Confirmed Lumbar Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study of 2 Age and Sex-Matched Cohorts Treated with Either High-Velocity, Low Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy or Imaging-Guided Lumbar Nerve Root Injections. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. May 2013
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.