The Orthodox Medical Approach
The standard medical approach to neck pain is painkillers, muscle relaxers and/or tranquilizers. If the pain doesn’t subside, an orthopedic surgeon may be consulted and more drastic treatment-cortisone or other injections -may be administered. When should the physician resort to surgery? “As a last resort.” Clearly, a patient should not consent to anything as drastic as neck surgery without first consulting another healer- in particular, a chiropractor!
The Role of the Chiropractor
When the spinal bones are off center, the small opening through which the nerves travel may become narrower causing irritation to the cervical nerve roots and may also cause pressure upon the spinal cord. Chiropractic spinal care counters the effect of stress and unnatural wear and tear by relieving your neck of the vertebral subluxation complex and restoring proper movement to the spinal column.
Chiropractic & Neck Injury
Since most medical doctors and physical therapists are not trained to locate and correct vertebral subluxations, an accident victim will leave the emergency room with as many subluxations as they had when they entered. Without chiropractic spinal care, a neck injury might continue to cause silent damage for decades before the problem is recognized; by that time it may be too late for a complete recovery.
Get A Spinal Checkup
Everyone with a spine needs to have it checked periodically by a chiropractor.Just as a periodic dental checkup is necessary to keep your teeth healthy, so a chiropractor spinal checkup is necessary to ensure a nervous system that is free from vertebral subluxations permitting you to experience greater healing and well-being.