Click Here to Watch The Video! 80% of the people in the US can't be wrong. Studies show that in the US 80% of people prefer a non-drug non-surgery approach to pain relief.
That is great news for you because that is exactly what Chiropractic does! In fact, did you know patients who saw a chiropractor as their initial provider for low back pain (LBP) had 90% decreased odds of both early and long-term opioid use? Wow - no chance of getting addicted to drugs when you see a Chiropractor!
In 2017, the American College of Physicians (ACP) updated its guideline for the treatment of acute and chronic low back pain to recommend first using non-invasive, non-drug treatments—including spinal manipulation—before resorting to over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Yep, that means Chiropractic care is a first resort to solving your back pain for the best results.
Even the hospitals agree! In January 2015, the Joint Commission, the organization that accredits every major hospital in the United States, recognized the value of non-drug approaches by adding chiropractic care to its pain management standard. This is great. As we all know, there's an opioid epidemic that we're all dealing with and we've seen it affect our communities.
And we have an option that is drug-free and surgery-free, and it's chiropractic care. And we do it by hand and we do it with instruments as well. And we see great results. So another study that was done in January of 2015, and this was done in hospitals, the joint commission that organizes the organization that accredits every major hospital in the United States recognized the value of non-drug approaches by adding chiropractic care to its management standard.
This is really good for us. This is great for the integration of care because as medical providers, we all want to have been on the same page when it comes to patient care, so we can have the best patient Results. So what is chiropractic anyways? Well, let me start first by explaining the origin of the word chiropractic. And it really comes from the Greek word Chiro as one, and then practicals as another.
And what that means is done by hand. And as you know, chiropractors, we do adjustments with our hands and we learn how to palpate and find certain segmental dysfunctions within the spine. And we fix those and adjust those, which improves the function of the muscles as organs, that those nerves innovate, and we see great results.
So what is chiropractic care? Chiropractic is an alternative form of medicine that's done by hand using a holistic approach without drugs or any surgery. So if you guys want to know any specific tasks related to chiropractic during the month of October, National Chiropractic Month, please give us a call or give us a message. Our phone number is (847) 234-2346. Also, check out our Facebook upside of wellness page to learn more about chiropractic and how it can benefit you.