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Chiropractic First, Drugs Second and Surgery Last

woman sitting on a couch with back painWhile many people pop a pain reliever as a bandage solution for their discomfort, as chiropractors, we know there’s a better way. We remind our patients to seek chiropractic care first, drugs second, and surgery only as a last resort.

Chiropractic is one of the best ways to naturally and safely improve your health. Recent findings show that chiropractic is a better choice than drugs or surgery for spine pain.

Getting to the Root Cause

While drugs temporarily mask symptoms, they do little to treat the root cause of the problem, and may give an artificial sense of relief that could potentially cause further injury. Chiropractic, on the other hand, relieves symptoms while addressing the underlying cause and restoring normal function.

Chiropractic’s Effectiveness in Relieving Pain

A recent study in Spine, a peer-reviewed journal, suggests patients suffering from back and neck pain are better off utilizing chiropractic care than taking non-steroid anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). The study revealed that chiropractic adjustments were more effective, both in the short and long term, than NSAIDs, for easing back pain and preventing its recurrence.

Even the American Medical Association (AMA) supports this chiropractic first position. A 2013 article in the Journal of the AMA stated that chiropractic and other conservative treatments should be tried before other invasive measures are considered. More recently, the AMA has publicly supported chiropractic as a better option than invasive procedures.

Experience Relief With Our Gentle Care

Dr. Shire corrects spine problems using a gentle, low force adjusting technique that’s both safe and effective for patients of all ages. Call your Midtown NYC chiropractor today to book an appointment!

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