Subluxation, or improper alignment of the vertebrae in the spinal column, is one of the main causes of pain and disease in the human body. Back pain is a very common complaint, with almost 80% Americans being affected at some point in their lives, as studies show. Improper posture, driving, and long hours at the computer are some of the causes responsible for it. Experts say that back pain is associated with the way our bones, muscles and ligaments in our back work together.
In recent times, chiropractic therapy, which concentrates mainly on the musculoskeletal structure of the body, has gained immense popularity in the treatment of pain, especially for back pain relief. More and more people are turning to chiropractic treatment as a pain relief alternative due to the myriad benefits it has to offer. Statistics show that patients treated by chiropractors were significantly more satisfied than those who followed the traditional route.
In most states in the U.S., chiropractors, including us Orange County chiropractors, are licensed physicians who attend chiropractic colleges that are accredited post-graduate institutions with the same pre-requisites for admission as most medical schools. Chiropractics take a holistic approach to the treatment of pain where they use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments such as cold laser therapy to treat pain from the root rather than superficially; the theory behind it being that proper alignment of the spine enables the body to heal itself without requiring medication or surgery.
The medical community over the past few decades has come to accept and recognize chiropractic care as a valid form of treatment option for patients with back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractic treatment with its innumerable benefits has taken the treatment of back pain to an entirely new level.