If you asked 100 people on the street what symptoms chiropractors help with, you’d hear…low back pain, neck pain, headaches/migraines, sciatica and arm tingling or numbness. You probably wouldn’t hear acid reﬂux, sleeping, energy levels or stronger immune system. Chiropractic isn’t a treatment for anything listed above, but when there is greater EASE in your nerve system, efﬁciency and communication improve. Your body works better with greater PARASYMPATHETIC (rest, heal & digest) function, and less SYMPATHETIC (ﬁght or ﬂight) function.
It’s 2019 and most people ‘do their homework’ before making decisions about what car they will purchase, what colour to paint their bedroom, and what healthcare providers to trust. We want to share your healing experience with someone who may have no idea that chiropractic care is way more than back pain and headaches.
I want to ask you a favour…..
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A 54 year old ofﬁce worker named Timothy with moderate low back pain goes to his doctor for help. X-rays are taken where he’s diagnosed with moderate spinal degeneration. He is prescribed anti-inﬂammatories and muscle relaxants. He feels a bit better and continues to go about his regular activities while the degeneration continues. The prescribed drugs have done their job in disconnecting the pain signals from his brain so he feels good. He bends down to pick up a pen and ‘throws his back out’ which leads to sharp low back pain and sciatica in his left leg. X-rays look the same as last time. His doctor prescribes Percocet (strong opioid pain killer) to help with the pain. He feels some better but now has to take Aleve on a regular basis to deal with the pain. About 3 months later, he hurts himself again stepping off the curb and gets another prescription for Percocet. This is how opioid addictions start!
What would Tim’s life be like if he had seen a chiropractor, instead of drugs?
Here are a couple staggering stats: “Of those who began abusing opioids in the 2000s, 75 percent reported that their ﬁrst opioid was a prescription drug (Cicero et al., 2014). Examining national-level general population heroin data (including those in and not in treatment), nearly 80 percent of heroin users reported using prescription opioids prior to heroin (Jones, 2013; Muhuri et al., 2013)”
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