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October Is National Chiropractic Month

National Chiropractic Month
It is not natural to be in pain - but unfortunately for millions of Americans it's a daily occurrence. Doctors of chiropractic, commonly called chiropractors, provide conservative and effective treatment for pain, without medication or surgery.

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FAQ from ACA regarding the safety of chiropractic:
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive
therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints.
Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is
completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with
chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief
following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness or
aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current literature shows
that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades
within 24 hours. Neck pain and some types of headaches are treated through
precise cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation, often called a neck
adjustment, works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restoring range of
motion and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Neck
manipulation is a remarkably safe procedure. While some reports have associated
upper high-velocity neck manipulation with a certain kind of stroke, or
vertebral artery dissection, there is not yet a clear understanding of the
connection. The occurrence appears to be very rare—1 in 5.85 million
manipulations— based on the clinical reports and scientific studies to date. If
you are visiting your doctor of chiropractic with upper-neck pain or headache,
be very specific about your symptoms. This will help your doctor of chiropractic
offer the safest and most effective treatment, even if it involves referral to
another health care provider. It is important for patients to understand the
risks associated with some of the most common treatments for musculoskeletal
pain -- prescription and over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDS) -- as these treatments may carry risks significantly greater than those
of chiropractic manipulation. According to a study from the American Journal of
Gastroenterology, approximately one-third of all hospitalizations and deaths
related to gastrointestinal bleeding can be attributed to the use of aspirin or
NSAID painkillers like ibuprofen.

ChiroWorks Care Center
Anthony Tsai, D.C.
Chiropractor in San Jose, CA
Graston Technique Certified

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