One of he most frequently asked questions of Dr. Henry is: "Is chiropractic treatment a safe treatment option"? The short answer is not only yes, but in fact it is one of your safest treatment options for a variety of persistent pains.
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drugfree, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, joint pain of the arms or legs, headaches, and other neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects.
The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching—similar to what they experience after some forms of exercise—headaches and tiredness. Current literature shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
In addition to being a safe form of treatment, spinal manipulation and spinal decompression are incredibly effective, getting patients back on their feet faster than traditional medical care. For example, a 2010 study in the medical journal Spine found that patients with acute low back pain who received spinal manipulation achieved equivalent or superior improvement in pain and function when compared with other commonly used interventions, such as physical modalities, medication, education, or exercise, at short, intermediate and long-term follow-up.
If you live in Austin Texas and suffer chronic pain and seek a safe and potentially drug-free solution to your pain, Dr. Henry and his staff are ready and able to help. Even if you simply have questions, call or contact our office today. The conversation likely will change your life for the better!