You have back pain. You live in Grand Rapids. What are your options?
Fortunately there are a lot of options in Grand Rapids for dealing with pain. The challenge is finding the best option. Are you looking for something that is easy to understand, low risk, and cost effective? Chiropractors see thousands of cases of back pain every week. Is Chiropractic care right for you?
What can chiropractic care do for me?
Chiropractic treatment is a good treatment for back pain compared to more invasive alternatives like surgery or injections. Chiropractic care is the most popular back pain treatment for good reason. It’s cost effective, comfortable and most patients feel results after their first adjustment.
The American College of Physicians recommends that doctors encourage people with chronic low back pain to first seek non-medication treatments, like Chiropractic. Chiropractors who focus on structural correction will not only address the patient's symptoms, like back pain, but also train the patient how to care for their spine long term. Your care can include:
- Muscle retraining
- Core strengthening
- Corrective exercises
- Massage Therapy
Pregnancy pain is no joke. There’s increased weight, sleep disturbances and joint pain. Fortunately there is a safe, effective option that you can use throughout your pregnancy.
The Webster technique is an additional certification that benefits you during pregnancy. This gentle yet effective way of adjusting your lower back and hips provides comfort and mobility during pregnancy. This technique can also give the baby valuable space and movement during the delivery resulting in shortened labor times.
If you’re looking for an experienced Chiropractic team that is Webster certified, consider the team at Platinum Chiropractic in Grand Rapids, MI.
Neck pain is a common problem, especially if you're on the computer everyday, frequently look down at your phone, or have poor posture. A Chiropractor can correct problems in your neck by adjusting your spine and resetting the nerves that communicate with your brain.
An 2012 study found that 12 weeks of spinal manipulation was more effective than medication at treating non-specific neck pain in a group of 272 adults at 8-, 12-, 26-, and 52-week follow-ups. Joints that move well have better blood flow, less nerve irritation and less pain.
A 2019 study found that neck adjustments can decrease neck pain by normalizing levels of neuropeptides in your blood. Neuropeptides are proteins made in your nervous system that function as neurotransmitters or hormones. Imbalances can cause the brain to be irritated triggering pain.
Neck is the second most common reason patients seek out care at Platinum Chiropractic.
People with chronic pain are often given prescriptions for opioids to help manage their pain. However, undergoing chiropractic treatment may lower your need to take these pain relievers. You may have heard of the terms to describe back pain; sciatica, pinched nerves, compressed nerves, muscle spasms and spinal stenosis- all of these conditions can be helped with Chiropractic care.
A large 2020 study compared the number of prescriptions for opioid pain relievers filled for adults who only used their Medical Doctor and those that used Chiropractic care.
The study found that adults who visited a chiropractor were less likely to get an opioid prescription filled compared to patients who only saw their doctor.
Osteoarthritis pain is caused by the breakdown of the cartilage in a joint that causes the surfaces of your bones to rub together. One of the reasons for early onset arthritis is that the joints of the spine do not move correctly. Think of a car with a flat tire. If that car keeps driving it will wear down the other tires, shocks and struts. Premature arthritis is avoidable with Chiropractic care.
A 2020 animal study found evidence that chiropractic adjustments may slow down arthritis by improving the cartilage, bone, and joint capsules. Correct joint movements lubricate the joint surfaces instead of wearing them down.
Spinal manipulation can be effective at treating tension headaches and headaches that originate in your neck. This is not surprising as up to 70% of all headaches arise from problems in the neck. One of the first signs of problems in the neck isn’t pain. The first sign of joint problems is actually stiffness and restriction.
If you notice that looking over your shoulder is difficult or that your neck is always stiff, then it’s time for a check up.
A 2016 study found that 6 to 8 sessions of neck and upper back adjustments were more effective than movement and exercise for relieving pain in people with chronic headaches. This was still the case at a 3-month follow-up. If you’ve had headaches for more than 2 weeks, consider a spinal check up.
Chiropractic treatment is a cost effective alternative to conventional treatment for chronic low back pain. Most people have low back pain because their joints don’t move correctly. This can lead to arthritis and pain. Waiting until the pain gets really bad can result in permanent damage to your spine.
In a 2016 study, researchers looked at the financial benefits of chiropractic treatment for Medicare recipients with chronic back pain.
The researchers found that people who received chiropractic treatment had a lower overall treatment cost. The study also determined that their treatment duration was shorter than that of those who had conventional medical treatment.
If you want to solve your back problem. Save your spine. Save your time. Save your dime. Call Platinum Chiropractic in Grand Rapids, MI today.
Studies found high levels of satisfaction with chiropractic treatment. 92% of patients had improvements in their symptoms. 80% of patients were able to move better following Chiropractic care.
One of the reasons patients choose Chiropractic is the communication. Patients feel that they are understood and also that the care provided is comprehensive. Reasons for high patient satisfaction include speed of results, homecare training, cost effectiveness, and patient confidence in being able to explain their care to friends or family.
Undergoing chiropractic treatment can help correct poor posture, especially if your poor posture is caused by too much sitting. During the pandemic parents and students began working from home. Often using laptops and Ipads on the couch or at the dining room table. This encourages slumping, poor blood flow, muscle tension and sometimes pain.
When you slump, your breathing is more difficult, your circulation is worse and your joints wear out faster. Address these issues by choosing structural correction at Platinum Chiropractic in Grand Rapids, MI.
Spinal adjustments can improve your athletic performance. Chiropractic can also help you recover from sports injuries faster than you normally would. This could be due to increased joint mobility, reduced pain, improved blood flow and less scar tissue.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry states that “The game of life requires the edge that chiropractic care provides.” Like most pro sports organizations, every one of 32 teams in the NFL employ a chiropractor as an integral part of their healthcare team in managing and preventing injuries. “My first experience with chiropractic care was [in the days leading up to] Super Bowl XXIII,” says Rice. “A couple of our key players were injured and our chiropractor turned things around. I quickly became a believer and ever since, I have had the benefit of chiropractic care,” says Rice, a 13-time Pro Bowler who holds 38 career records.
Other notable athletes who have endorsed Chiropractic include Joe Montana, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Evander Holyfield, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Emmitt Smith.