The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae that start from the base of the skull to below your waist; 24 of the vertebrae are moveable and 9 are fused. The spine is divided into sections: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, the os sacrum, and the coccyx. Any number of traumas, light or severe, can misalign the spine and cause pain. Sometimes injuries build up over time and cause chronic pain. Even sitting in the chair at work can affect your back and doing repetitive movement can cause over use syndromes. Spinal misalignments can cause pinched nerves also creating nerve irritations. It’s not uncommon for a person who has been in a car crash to walk away feeling fine, only to feel the pain later. Chiropractic treatments focus on the spine and the musculature around to help align the spine and reduce pain. If you are in any kind of pain, or, if you have suffered a major accident, please schedule for an evaluation. Chiropractic care can be an effective alternative to medication, bracing, shots and back surgery. No charge for a consultation at New Hope Chiropractic.
Common Conditions Chiropractic Care May Help: Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Auto Accident Injuries, Mild Sprain/Strain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (discomfort in the wrist and hand), Disc Injuries, Knee Pain, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Pinched Nerve such as Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Whiplash, Ear infections, and many more conditions
“I view chiropractic care as an essential component of our healthcare system. While conventional medicine does a good job of screening for the early detection of disease, I believe that the regular use of chiropractic actually prevents early stages of disease from evolving into crisis disease care management. I have referred many patients to chiropractic care and they have benefited from this wellness approach to maintaining health. I have avoided long-term pharmaceutical usage and/or acute surgery by using chiropractic as a non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical alternative. Remember, pharmaceutical and/or surgery should be utilized as a last resort – only when more natural, less invasive modalities are unavailable or ineffective.”
— Richard Sarnat, M.D., President of AMI (Alternative Medicine Integration)
“Cervical spine manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes in trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache.”
— Duke Evidence Report, McCrory, Penzlen, Hasselblad, Gray (2001)
Low back pain initiated with a doctor of chiropractic (DC) saves 40 percent on health care costs when compared with care initiated through a medical doctor (MD), according to a study that analyzed data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) beneficiaries in Tennessee over a two-year span. The study population had open access to MDs and DCs through self-referral, and there were no limits applied to the number of MD/DC visits allowed and no differences in co-pays. Researchers estimated that allowing DC-initiated episodes of care would have led to an annual cost savings of $2.3 million for BCBS of Tennessee. They also concluded that insurance companies that restrict access to chiropractic care for low back pain treatment may inadvertently pay more for care than they would if they removed such restrictions.
– Liliedahl et al (2010), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics