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October is National Chiropractic Health Month! It’s a great time for us to remind you of a few ways that chiropractic care can positively impact each generation in your family to reach their optimal health. From babies that need help reaching developmental milestones to thrive, young athletes dealing with injuries, adults suffering from pain, or seniors looking to make the most of their golden years, there’s something for everyone at MCR Chiropractic. Here are 5 ways that chiropractic can be life changing!
Chiropractors possess a unique knowledge of the body and understanding of the nature of injuries. With this in mind, your chiropractor can also proactively identify precursors to certain injuries based on your lifestyle, work duties, and recreational activities. Working with a chiropractor to correct any improper movements, weaknesses, and imbalances is a proactive investment in your body!
The human body is complex. When injuries or surgeries sideline you from work, school, or recreation, don’t mistakenly assume rest and ice is all it takes to return to normal. Instead of hoping it will all be ok, choose to work with a chiropractor that can measure baselines of mobility and pain, and chart a course to recovery. Helping you reach your optimal health is at the core of what chiropractors do.
Have you been sent by your medical doctor to receive an X-Ray or MRI after experiencing pain and been shocked by the cost of your medical bills upon receiving them? Try chiropractic care first to save you money. Based on the 2017 Gallup-Palmer Chiropractic Annual Report’s median of out-of-pocket cost for a chiropractic appointment, the general out of pocket cost for chiro care is lower than MRI cost. Not only can chiropractic care save money, but it has been shown to both decrease pain and improve cost. This study published in 2016 by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics cited their study found “older multiply-comorbid patients who used only CMT (chiropractic manipulative treatments) during their cLBP (chronic low back pain) episodes had lower overall costs of care, shorter episodes, and lower cost of care per episode day than patients in the other treatment groups” Save money and decrease pain levels? Yes, worthwhile for certain!
Chiropractors understand the origins of pain and can educate you on the differences between acute pain and chronic pain. While there is certainly a time and place for pain medications in the recovery process, opioids are not the long-term solution. This study published in 2019 by the BMJ Open took a look at initial provider treatment associated with early and long-term opioid use with patients who experience low back pain. Results showed that, “initial visits to chiropractors, physical therapists or acupuncturists, compared with PCPs, are associated with substantially decreased early and long-term use of opioids” Opioids actually reduce the sensation of pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain. By simply interrupting the signal, the root of pain is not addressed. Chiropractors treat pain through movement, and partner with patients to improve or maintain their mobility and quality of life.
Your MCR chiropractor is with you for the long haul; to be there to provide you with innovative solutions and expert guidance to mitigate pain, maintain your health and fitness, and proactively prepare for your future and prevent injuries from occurring. Throughout every stage of your life; from your adolescent years to adulthood to your elder years, your MCR Chiropractor is your partner in health. Furthermore, these medical professionals take the time to get to know you, your medical history, what your short- and long-term goals are, and what role chiropractic care can play in your overall health and happiness. Not to mention our chiropractors are also a lot of fun! Just see for yourself below!
Your chiropractor is a member of your medical team who will work alongside your other medical providers to position you at the center of your care. Whether you are in pain and missing out on the activities you love, recovering from an athletic injury, or simply looking to improve your function to achieve your health goals, MCR Chiropractic is here for you.
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