Back pain ranks among the most common problems that bring people to chiropractors. In fact, one out of every three people who suffer from low back pain seeks chiropractic care, making it the most utilized healthcare practice outside of conventional medicine.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation has now had about three decades of very active research, and hundreds of studies have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals examining its clinical usefulness. Spinal manipulation has been found to be effective in the treatment of low back pain (particularly chronic pain), neck pain, muscle tension headaches, and several other conditions. Performed properly, it can relieve musculoskeletal discomfort with little to no side effects, improve the blood circulation, and relieve stress on the nervous system.

Chiropractic care should be a part of all phases of treatment for back pain. There are three types of care offered at Moyer Total Wellness: acute care, corrective care, and wellness care. Acute care is used to reduce painful joint conditions, much like a person would use an aspirin. Corrective care and wellness care are combined with massage therapy and home exercises to stretch tight muscles and strengthen weak muscles. Because Doctors of Chiropractic aim to restore proper joint structure and function, chiropractic is the best choice for corrective care. Wellness care is any type of care that used to prevent disease. Much like going to a dentist to prevent tooth decay, getting regular spinal checkups is the best way to prevent joint dysfunction. It is recommended that individuals not in pain see their chiropractor once per month. (Research shows that individuals who see their chiropractor every 2.8 – 4.1 weeks are least likely suffer from early onset of arthritis and other joint related disorders.) Dr. Moyer also uses fitness, nutrition, and stress recommendations as part of his wellness care treatment plans.

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