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Posted on 11-22-2016
On September 27, 2016, Governor Brian Sandoval signed a proclamation declaring October to be Chiropractic Health Month throughout the state of Nevada. Governor Sandoval acknowledges that chiropractic is a valued branch of the medical profession that often concentrates on treatment of chronic pain as well as improvements in wellness and patient quality of life through exercise, stress reduction, and nutrition.
Governor Sandoval's proclamation acknowledges the many benefits that chiropractic can offer. Chiropractic treats both chronic pain and acute injuries through non-invasive treatments which may include spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and laser therapy. An experienced chiropractor can treat injuries sustained in the workplace or in auto accidents as well as pain that results from poor posture, pinched nerves, and vertebral subluxations.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of chiropractic is the treatment's ability to return patients to a state of balance and health. Rather than masking pain symptoms with powerful narcotic pain medications, chiropractic adjustments focus on realigning the spine so that the body can heal itself. Sciatica, neck pain and back pain, as well as migraines, can successfully be treated by chiropractic care. Additionally, chiropractic can prevent musculoskeletal injury through exercise, corrective treatments, and massage therapy.
Governor Sandoval's proclamation acknowledges that a growing body of scientific research validates the effectiveness of chiropractic, which can increase the quality of life of the more than 25 million Americans who suffer from chronic, disabling conditions every day. Modern chiropractors have embraced new techniques and technologies that enable them to provide effective care for patients of all ages that focus on a patient's overall wellness in addition to overcoming injury.
According to the National Institutes of Health, a 2010 scientific review of chiropractic practices concluded that manual manipulation may be helpful for many conditions in addition to back pain. The evidence shows that chiropractic is also helpful in the relief of migraine headaches, neck and extremity pain, and whiplash.
Another study by scientists at the University of Iowa concluded that chiropractic care can help the elderly stay active and mobile. The study reviewed data in a Medicare database and measured reported patient activity levels of those who regularly visited a chiropractor compared to those who did not.
Other studies have shown benefits of chiropractic for specific populations such as workers or pregnant women. The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine conducted a study that compared outcomes for workers who had access to on-site chiropractic to those who received off-site care for injuries. The study concluded that injured workers with on-site chiropractic care had better outcomes than those with off-site care.
Our chiropractor, Dr. Derek Day of Anthem Chiropractic is your chiropractor serving the Las Vegas and Henderson areas. Dr. Day has more than 20 years of experience in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. To make an appointment or inquire about services, contact Anthem Chiropractic at 702-614-6777.
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"I have had back problems and had 2 surgeries and wanting a 3rd. Dr. Day provided a multidisciplinary plan that included chiropractic therapies and pain management. Pain management provided some immediate relief but I had residual pain in my right leg. Steroid injections failed. Dr Day recommended decompression table therapy and from the 1st session my leg pain was relieved. I continue with the decompression table therapy to ensure pain relief and to keep surgery at bay. Thank you Dr. Day!"
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