Learn the Benefits of Chiropractic

LearnBenefitsChiroCMost people would do just about anything to avoid becoming dependent on medications with all their side effects or having to undergo surgery to find relief from back pain, sciatica or neck pain and headaches.

Fortunately, chiropractic care provides such an option. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) have been earning the trust of patients because of their natural, holistic approach to treating these types of ailments. Doctors of chiropractic appreciate that a person is made up of interdependent parts, and—if one part is not working properly—all the other parts will be affected.

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor, here’s what you can expect:

Avoid Body Drought — How to Prevent Dehydration

BodyDrought_SOCIt’s in every living cell, tissue and organ, and it’s second only to oxygen as the thing we need most to survive—pure, clean water. We can’t live without it, and we can’t live well without enough of it. We are constantly in need of water as we lose water with every breath and every activity of the body. We are especially at risk for dehydration when we exercise or we are ill—this is when dehydration, even mild dehydration, can take its toll, causing you to feel tired and drained of energy. Anyone may become dehydrated, but young children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk.

For Whiplash Sufferers, Chiropractic Care Can Be Beneficial

WhiplashChiroCOne of the most common injuries from a car accident is whiplash—and anyone who has experienced it knows first hand that it can be even more painful than watching a C-SPAN hearing on waste management.

But it’s not just about the immediate pain, because this injury affects the soft tissues of the neck caused by the sudden jerking or “whipping” of the head, which can also destabilize the spine—and leave you with severe, long-term pain if left untreated.

It can take anywhere from hours to months for symptoms to present themselves, but they may include:

•    Blurred vision

Chiropractic Care Comes to the Workplace

ChiroServicesCMany of the big companies are supporting it. Google does. So do Apple and Facebook.

These Internet giants are part of a growing trend among businesses acknowledging the distinct link between healthy employees and a healthy bottom line—and they are adopting worksite health centers that include chiropractic care.

“Employers are now seeing that employee health is important beyond health care costs,” said Beth Bierbower, president of Humana’s Employer Group Segment. “It has profound impacts on productivity, retention, workplace engagement and morale.”

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Lower Your Chances of Back Surgery

ReduceSurgeryCWhen faced with the thought of having to undergo back surgery, who wouldn’t want a real alternative?

Those who suffer from back pain may finally be able do just that as evidence mounts supporting the growing movement toward chiropractic care as the “first option” for relief over costly and invasive procedures such as spinal surgery. One job-related statistic underscores just how big a deal that really is: Back pain injuries outnumber all other occupational injuries in the U.S.

Oh, My Aching Head—Managing Headaches With Chiropractic Care

GotAHeadacheCHeadaches are a shared universal experience. The difference these days is in how they are treated.

Did you know that headaches are responsible for more than 18 million doctor’s office visits annually in the U.S. and are the most common reason for reaching for over-the-counter medication? Equally burdensome is the dollar amount lost in productivity ($25 billion), based on the estimated 156 million WheelOutOfHandswork days forfeited each year by those too debilitated to even get out of bed.

All of this helps clarify a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, which is currently causing a stir among health experts—and giving patients who are looking for drug-free alternatives reason to see their local chiropractor.

Chiropractic Care Has Its Place in Pregnancy

PregnancyAndChiroCFor decades, women have reached for pain pills to treat mild aches, pains and fever during pregnancy. A new study, however, may have pregnant women thinking twice before reaching for a pain pill.

The study, published in the well-respected JAMA Pediatrics, has discovered a potential link between acetaminophen—the main ingredient in Tylenol and other pain pills—and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Although experts say the preliminary findings fall short of proving a direct correlation between cause and effect, the fact that acetaminophen is the most widely prescribed drug for pregnant women is a red flag.

Sportscaster Linda Cohn Talks Love of the Game, Chiropractic Care

If you were to ask Linda Cohn, one of the most successful female sportscasters in the business, what is one thing that’s surprised her in her 22 years of covering sports, it’s not the scandals she’s reported on—and there have been many—but rather, how many professional athletes credit their success to chiropractic care.

“Chiropractic care is a remarkable approach to health care that helps to keep you healthy and vibrant,” she says, referring not only to the athletes she interviews, but herself as well.

Chiropractic Care on the Rise, May Be Best Career Option

Despite optimistic media reports that the economy is on the rebound and more robust than it has been in recent years, finding a job—never mind a career—is still difficult.

Consider this: fully 77 percent of positions added to the market this year have been part-time, according to economic analysts. Yet, there is one occupation that is on the rise.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, jobs in chiropractic care will increase 28 percent by 2020—placing this field at a much faster rate of growth than other professions.

Stopping the Hurt: Chiropractic Care Offers Alternative for Arthritis Sufferers

As America grows increasingly gray, the seniors who make up this part of the U.S. demographic are anxious to find alternative forms of health care to help them through their golden years. This is especially true for those with arthritis, and it turns out that chiropractic care may be the magic bullet some have been looking for.

To date, the traditional approach to alleviating arthritis aches and pains involves over-the-counter and prescription medications that can have severe adverse effects. But a recent article in the respected journal Medscape Rheumatology, titled “CAM for Arthritis: Is There a Role?”—”CAM” being short for “complementary and alternative medicine”—confirmed the steady growth in chiropractors’ popularity among the nation’s nearly 50 million arthritis sufferers. “There’s little question in my mind that chiropractic works especially for acute musculoskeletal pain,” wrote Dr. Nathan Wei, MD.