Minster Chiropractic News for Patients - June 2017

Chiropractic Use Grows!

Chiropractic use grows alongside complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use. More use illustrates how recent generations are looking beyond conventional medical care for their health, prompting doctors to consider CAM with their patients. (1) Minster chiropractic patients at Minster Chiropractic Center report that these discussions do occur.  Globally, chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions. For back pain and neck pain, patients seek chiropractic care more and more: 63% for back pain and 30% for neck pain. These chiropractic patients explain that chiropractic improves their overall health and well-being, too. (2) Minster chiropractic patients concur! Demand for chiropractic will steadily grow as chiropractors are specially trained back pain specialists who trust the clinical examination to clarify a diagnosis and set a treatment plan around it. They use MRI and other imaging studies not to diagnose but to support their clinical exam findings, a protocol which is called for today in the medical literature because MRI and clinical symptoms correlate poorly. The MRI may reveal several spinal issues or no issues at all which causes the doctor to go back to the clinical exam findings for the treatment plan and relief. (3) That’s how your Minster chiropractor does it! Chiropractic use is really growing for good reason!


TIP OF THE MONTH: Curcumin Eases Radicular Low Back Pain

Curcumin is so talked about for natural pain relief today…and with good reason! A new study writes that cucumin is non-toxic, natural, and superbly anti-inflammatory even alleviating lumbar radiculopathy pain by decreasing neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and nociceptive factors. Some laboratory findings reveal that curcumin even fosters disc height recovery after disc herniation. Curcumin may be the novel and safe way to care for radiculopathy. No more of the non-effective and unsafe use of current non-surgical medical treatments (like epidural steroids and Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) antagonists). (4) Minster Chiropractic Center likes the sound of that and offers non-surgical care that's safe, effective and relieving!

Being your healthcare and back pain specialist is a valued role to your Minster chiropractor.

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