If you’ve had neck or back pain that you could pinpoint with your finger, or experienced sharp pains when you move, it may be related to the facet joints of your spine. It’s easy to think of your facet joints like the “knuckles” of your spine. They are small joints and have a capsule and cartilage pad that glides and slides, allowing your spine to move.
At last, many top healthcare organizations are taking a stand against the prescription of opioids for treating back pain. The American Pain Society, Harvard Health, and the American College of Physicians have all recommended that people suffering from back pain seek conservative care options, such as Chiropractic, before taking any medications. What’s more, their stance is supported by decades of research that showcases the effectiveness of Chiropractic techniques – adjustments, rehabilitation, and soft tissue work – for relieving pain without the dangers and risks of drugs.
Bottom Line: You probably don’t think too much about the force of gravity on your body as you’re walking around each day. It’s just something we all live with, but have you ever paused to consider how gravity is putting stress on your body’s bones, joints and nervous system throughout every minute of every day? After all, gravity keeps our feet on the ground, literally, by pulling our bodies towards the center of the earth. (more…)
Bottom Line: In a world of dangerous medications, risky surgeries, and the costs of healthcare being the #1 cause of personal bankruptcy, doing what you can to get well soon and stay well for as long as you can is – what can we say – simply genius. Many of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world recommend Chiropractic care as the best natural way to stay pain-free, and recent research from the top tier research journal SPINE has proven Chiropractic has statistically and clinically significant benefits (which is research-talk for Chiropractic care helps people). (more…)