Wouldn’t it be nice to take a
pill – or maybe better: a combination of pills! - and have your
Sitka back pain or neck pain go away
immediately? You aren’t alone! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can empathize.
Pain upsets our flow. Back pain keeps many
Sitka back pain sufferers from working and from playing and from
doing activities of daily living that must be done (dressing, cooking,
walking, doing laundry, etc.). When back pain bothers you or a loved one or friend, come to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka for relief and chiropractic
advice regarding how to manage it without
drugs when or if drugs are not working or are not in
your treatment plan.
NOT CLEARLY SUPPORTED: DRUG COMBINATIONS
Having drugs in the treatment plan may be
successful for some back pain sufferers and not others. Pills may give
relief for a few hours, days, weeks, months or not any.
A recent Cochrane Review, one of the most highly respected
medical review systems in the world, reported that a drug combination,
though may be better for more pain relief, for low back pain and
sciatica is not supported. There is no clear evidence, as a matter of fact
there is a shortage of studies and overall low quality of evidence,
that supports combining drugs for low back
pain and sciatica. Further, the risk of adverse effects is lower
with single drug therapy over a combination. (1) Have you had
a let-down from prescribed medications for your back pain? It’s ok.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka works with back pain patients
RECOMMENDED: SPINAL MANIPULATION
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka’s use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management which integrates a specialized
type of spinal manipulation has assisted countless
Sitka back pain sufferers obtain back
pain relief. Spinal manipulation is recommended
as first line treatment of back pain by the American College of Physicians and the
American Board of Family Physicians. (2) Cox® Technic has been
shown in federally funded spinal research studies to reduce
intradiscal pressures, widen the intervertebral canal area, and increase
disc height. (3,4) Clinical studies regarding Cox® Technic have revealed that back pain
relief comes in 29 days and 12 visits. Of course, more severe disc
herniations and spinal stenosis may take more time than these
averages, but relief comes. (5) For many back pain sufferers, 50%
relief would be most welcome. What about you?
RESEARCH SUPPORTED: CHONDROITIN SULFATE, TURMERIC AND CURCUMIN
To enhance the relief and assist
our Sitka back pain patients, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka integrates
supplements into the Sitka chiropractic treatment plan. Natural
substances like spinal disc-supporting chondroitin sulfate – shown to have “genuine
anti-inflammatory properties (6) - and back pain-relieving turmeric and
curcumin come in handy in the short-term
as well as long term. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is ready to help you discover
the right combination of treatment approaches to ease
your back pain.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Dan Shuman on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his pain relieving
treatment following the guidelines of the Cox® Technic System for a patient who had sciatic leg pain.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment at
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka soon. Together, we’ll find the right combination
to most fully attain your Sitka back pain relief. It’s not a pill combination, but it is gentle and effective chiropractic