Chiropractic care for back and neck pain is well-accepted even in the medical community. Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has recommended chiropractic care as an early recommendation for back pain. Chiropractic is also recommended for the care of acute low back pain by the United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
But were you aware that there is research showing benefits for patients with illnesses such as asthma, vertigo, and colic?
That is what a group of researchers discovered in 2007, when they published a review of 179 papers addressing 50 different non-musculoskeletal conditions. They concluded, “Evidence from controlled studies and usual practice supports chiropractic care… as providing benefit to patients with asthma, cervicogenic vertigo, and infantile colic. Evidence was promising for potential benefit of manual procedures for children with otitis media and elderly patients with pneumonia.”
Many people ask how chiropractic could help people suffering from diseases such as asthma and infantile colic? It really comes down to the basic principle that the nervous system controls every function of the human body. The nervous system carries messages from the brain down the spinal cord and out to every organ and limb in our body. In order for the body and organs to function optimally this line of communication must exist without interference. But spinal misalignments – individual vertebrae or entire regions of the spine that are shifted out of position – put pressure or tension on the delicate nerves in the spinal column, interfering with the body’s communications process.
Spinal misalignments can occur in many ways. They can happen all of a sudden through a trauma such as auto accidents, slips and falls, sports injuries or even birth trauma. Or these spinal misalignments can occur slowly over time due to poor posture or bad ergonomics.
Fortunately, chiropractors trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) can realign your spine back to a healthy strong alignment using cutting-edge, research-based procedures. CBP, the most researched chiropractic technique in the history of the profession, is a drug-free, noninvasive alternative to standard medical intervention.
Consider consulting the chiropractors at Modern Chiropractic Center (mc2) in Boise, Idaho. The doctors at mc2 have been helping thousands of Idaho residents for nearly 15 years.
Contact Modern Chiropractic Center in Boise, Idaho for a free consultation to see if you qualify for CBP care by calling (208) 629-1904 today.
Chiropractic Biophysics / Health / low back pain / neck pain
Fibromyalgia causes people to suffer from chronic muscle pain and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as joint stiffness, memory problems, mood issues and sleep disturbance. When present as a group of symptoms it is often called Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FBS or FMS).
Approximately 2-3% of people suffer from fibromyalgia, making it one of the most common causes of widespread bodily pain. The pain associated with fibromyalgia is chronic and widespread (versus localized in a smaller area). Fibromyalgia sufferers generally report an increased level of sensitivity to pressure which leads to a painful response to manual pressure at numerous locations that have been called “tender points”. Those suffering with fibromyalgia in many cases experience other symptoms such as numbness and tingling, irritable bowel syndrome, facial muscle pain, just to name a few.
The cause of fibromyalgia in unknown at this time. Also, the condition is so poorly understood that there is no widely accepted scientific explanation for the condition at this time. There is also no diagnostic test to order to verify the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. So this condition is often misdiagnosed.
Diagnosis is often made through patient history of widespread pain that has been present longer than 3 months combined with the presence of 11/18 pre-defined tender points upon physical examination. Often times, fibromyalgia patients are suffering from pain due to previously unrecognized conditions. Only a thorough exam and even X-ray analysis may reveal some of these common sources of pain.
Figure 1: 18 points of tenderness to test for fibromyalgia syndrome
There are a variety of manual methods used at Modern Chiropractic Center to successfully manage FMS. There are also nutritional recommendations that have been reported to be beneficial in helping fibromyalgia patients. We work to find the best combination of natural drug-free treatments to help patients with their FMS symptoms. Recent research shows, “Several nonpharmacologic treatments and manual-type therapies have acceptable evidentiary support in the treatment of FMS.”1 Again, there are often underlying conditions that have gone unrecognized in FMS patients. Many of these underlying conditions can be effectively managed by the doctors at Modern Chiropractic Center. Call (208) 629-1904 for an appointment.
Schneider M, Vernon H, Ko G, Lawson G, Perera J. Chiropractic management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review of the literature. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Jan;32(1):25-40.
Chiropractic / Chiropractic Biophysics / fatigue / Health / Neck & Back Pain