Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chiropractic and Exercise Better Than Drugs (study)

A note from my Chiropractor (shared with permission)

  APRIL   2014
A quick note from Dr. Robert Hart
Have you every wondered why we recommend stretching and exercise to just about everyone who walks in our door?  For most patients, we give specific home instructions which are vital to their successful stability and recovery.
Chiropractors and Exercise Are Better Than Drugs (study)
By Dr. Mercola
Chronic pain is an exceedingly common condition impacting an estimated 76.5 million Americans, one-third of whom describe their pain as severe and "disabling".
Among them, many suffer from neck pain, which is the third most common type of pain according to the American Pain Foundation.

It is estimated that 70 percent of people will experience neck pain at some point in their lives but research into effective treatments is surprisingly limited.ii  

If you visit a conventional physician for pain, there's a very good chance you'll leave with a prescription for a medication,as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen (Tylenol) and even opioids (OxyContin, Vicodin, etc.) are the go-to treatment for pain in the modern medical world.

However, there are better options than drugs for neck pain, not only in terms of pain relief, but also in helping to treat the underlying cause of the pain so that healing can truly occur.
New Study Shows Exercises and Chiropractic Care Beat Drugs for Neck Pain
According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and funded by the National Institutes of Health, medication is not the best option for treating neck pain.
After following 272 neck-pain patients for 12 weeks, those who used a chiropractor or exercise were more than twice as likely to be pain free compared to those who took medication.
  • 32 percent who received chiropractic care became pain free
  • 30 percent of those who exercised became pain free
  • 13 percent of those treated with medication became pain free
Researchers concluded:
"For participants with acute and subacute neck pain, SMT [spinal manipulation therapy] was more effective than medication in both the short and long term. However, a few instructional sessions of HEA [home exercise with advice] resulted in similar outcomes at most time points."
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Most people go to the Chiropractor because of pain.  In our office, we are all about Function.  Chiropractic may also help:
  • Improve Nervous System Function
  • Relieve Prenatal Discomfort
  • Increase Vitality and Improve Quality of Life
  • Provide Preventative Care
  • Improve Overall Health and Wellness for both children and adults
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interested in joining "our family."
In our office, once you're a patient, you're family.
If it's been over 6 months since your last adjustment, we'll apply that $25 gift certificate to your re-exam.


  1. There is so much that we can do for ourselves to take care of this body God has made. Chiropractics is a great help to do that ........... I cringe as I see my neighbors run to the medical doctor for every little thing and take drugs on a regular basis for things easily taken care of w/ exercise, food choices, extra nutrition or vitamins. Thank you for posting this. :)

  2. Hello, I believe in this with all my heart! I believe I am so much happier and healthy because of regular adjustments all my life. I will make an appointment as soon as my Hubby gets me air tickets and them he say's what!!
    Blessings, I wish I lived there, as I did as a young woman!


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