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Chicago Chiropractic News for Patients - June 2017

Chiropractic Use Grows!

Chiropractic use grows alongside complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use. More use demonstrates how recent generations are looking beyond conventional medical care for their health, necessitating doctors to discuss CAM with their patients. (1) Chiropractic Care hears from our Chicago chiropractic patients that these discussions do occur.  Chiropractic is one of the biggest manual therapy professions in the US and around the world. 63% of back pain patients and 30% of neck pain patients seek card from a chiropractor. These chiropractic patients explain that chiropractic improves their overall health and well-being, too. (2) Chicago chiropractic patients concur! Demand for chiropractic will steadily grow as chiropractors are specially trained back pain specialists who trust the clinical examination to clarify a diagnosis and set a treatment plan around it. They use MRI and other imaging studies not to diagnose but to support their clinical exam findings, a protocol which is called for today in the medical literature because MRI and clinical symptoms correlate poorly. The MRI may reveal several spinal issues or no issues at all which causes the doctor to go back to the clinical exam findings for the treatment plan and relief. (3) That’s just what your Chicago chiropractor does! Chiropractic use is really growing for good reason!

 

TIP OF THE MONTH: Curcumin Eases Radicular Low Back Pain

Curcumin is so talked about for natural pain relief today…and with good reason! A new study reports that cucumin is non-toxic, natural, and exceptionally anti-inflammatory even alleviating lumbar radiculopathy pain by decreasing neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and nociceptive factors. Some laboratory findings reveal that curcumin even fosters disc height recovery after disc herniation. Curcumin may be the novel and safe way to care for radiculopathy. No more of the non-effective and unsafe use of current non-surgical medical treatments (like epidural steroids and Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) antagonists). (4) Curcumin is such an accessible and effective pain reliever to add to the Chicago chiropractic non-surgical treatment plan!

Being your healthcare and back pain specialist is a valued role to your Chicago chiropractor.
 

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