While the country is in the grips of dealing with the aftermath and after-effects of the global pandemic, another national health crisis again looms its head. As the country was in the midst of unemployment and political turmoil, the opioid crisis started to worsen.
The opioid epidemic is one of the most serious national problems plaguing the country. Many patients suffering from chronic pain are unsure of what to do. On the one hand, there is constant pain, and on the other is the possibility of addiction and even death.
But opioids aren’t the only solution when it comes to chronic pain management. Chiropractic care is a safe alternative to drug-based pain relief.
Chiropractic care has many benefits. It is not only for those who are under chronic pain, but also for those who wish to prevent themselves from developing chronic conditions like spondylitis, slip disks, and sciatica.
Active Edge Chiropractic and Functional Medicine provide chiropractic care that can give you the following benefits.
Drug-free & Non-invasive Relief
The biggest draw to chiropractic care is that it doesn’t subject your body to any permanent trauma like an invasive procedure or a mountain of drugs to manage your pain. By using chiropractic care, patients are able to relieve their pain without resorting to the above means.
In the case where chiropractic care is not able to fully get rid of the pain, it brings the chronic pain to a manageable level where less risky drugs than opioids are prescribed for managing the rest of the pain.
And in case the chiropractic specialist doesn’t believe that it is your best option to go for chiropractic care, then he may refer you to a different specialist who will be more suited to take care of your needs and issues.
Chiropractic Adjustments play a major part in being a part of a preventive care routine. Adjustments help in loosening knots within muscles as well as improving the eccentric and concentric strength of muscles, making them stronger. Stronger, relaxed muscles are less likely to spasm and cause issues like slip disks.
Chiropractic Adjustments also help with the health of connective tissue like tendons and ligaments. As connective tissue takes much longer to recover than muscles but retains strength for longer, regular chiropractic adjustments lubricate the connective tissue and help them grow stronger and prevent various injuries.
Adjustments also improve blood flow and relax the central nervous system by freeing any nerve impingement or compression. This improves the circulatory system, which has its own cascading set of benefits, and improves the immune system by removing excess stress from the CNS.
Chiropractic Care is not only an extremely valuable and viable alternative to drug-based pain relief systems, but it also can help form the basis of a preventive care routine. Having a preventative care routine allows our body to be safe from injuries and issues that can cause lifelong pain and mobility issues.