Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Is Chiropractic Safe?

Chiropractic care is by far one of the safest, most effective and cost-efficient ways of treating musculoskeletal problems. Some aspects of chiropractic care can be uncomfortable; however, there are many options for treating back, joint and muscle pain.

Chiropractic care offers far less-serious side effects compared to prescription medication, steroid injections and surgical intervention. The most common side effect of treatment is tenderness or soreness. This is no more painful than soreness after a firm or deep tissue massage.

Many chiropractors are trained in modern, less-aggressive techniques, which can include adjusting instruments, techniques such as flexion-distraction and drop tables.

A great chiropractor should learn his patients’ personal preferences during the first evaluation and develop a plan of care with adjustments to levels of pressure to fit the individual. Know thy patient!

One more large misconception is that chiropractors just treat the spine or only “crack backs.”

Your treatment plan could include massage therapy, corrective exercises and stretches or other musculoskeletal treatments that are performed in the clinic, under the chiropractor’s supervision.

The main focus of any patient is to determine if the benefits of care outweigh the risks of any side effects. One should feel completely comfortable in the treatment plan in order to achieve overall wellness.

About the author

David Hummel, DC

Dr. David Hummel, DC is certified and trained in many different techniques to help relieve his patients from nagging pain and discomfort. Along with the most common used chiropractic techniques, he also uses more modern and researched chiropractic techniques, such as the Neuromechanical Innovations Impulse adjusting instrument. Dr. Hummel also utilizes soft tissue therapies and is trained in the Graston TechniqueTM.

He uses a variety of rehabilitation exercises specific to each individual patient in office and for the patient’s home care. Dr. Hummel’s experience includes training with degenerative conditions of the spine, including but not limited to osteoarthritis, stenosis, and herniated and bulged discs. He invites you to be comfortable within the office and encourages questions from every patient concerning their health.

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