Chiropractic – It’s Not Just About Back and Neck Pain – It’s About Wellness

head-650878_1920According to data from the National Health Interview Survey conducted in 2002, at any given time approximately one quarter (26.4%) of U.S. adults report having suffered from low back pain lasting at least an entire day in the preceding 3 months. Neck pain lasting at least an entire day was reported by 13.8% of U.S. adults within the preceding 3 months. These are two of the most common conditions prevalent in society today and comprise a large percentage of the people that seek chiropractors care. However, more and more people are learning about the wellness related benefits of chiropractic care. This includes chiropractic care designed to not only alleviate pain, but care that has been designed to improve one’s overall wellbeing. Call today and allow us to show you what chiropractic care has to offer you and your entire family!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine. 31(23):2724-2727, November 1, 2006.
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Massage Effective In Managing Dementia Patients

wellness-285587_1920In the review of two clinical trials, Danish researchers have found that hand massage appears to calm patients suffering from dementia – the predominant symptom of Alzheimer’s patients. The effects of dementia are difficult to manage – wandering, difficulty with eating and bathing, anxiety, confusion and agitation. It is very exciting to explore treatment methods such as therapeutic touch and massage in order to assist the relief of these problems naturally. While more studies are needed to evaluate the effects of massage on patients suffering from dementia, it is clear that different forms of therapeutic touch and massage have some very powerful and as of yet unexplored benefits on the human body.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. November 8, 2006 | Cochrane Library Online, October 18, 2006.
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