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Is Chiropractic Adjustment Safe?

While chiropractic care is one of the most commonly sought treatments for spinal pain and headaches, you may wonder how safe the process is. Dr. Ryan Byrnes and Dr. Joshua Pridemore at Southwell Chiropractic are licensed doctors of chiropractic medicine. With a combined 20 years of experience, they are experts at treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sports injuries.

According to Dr. Pridemore, “The safety of chiropractic care has been well documented. Unfortunately, there continues to be a common misconception that there is a risk of stroke associated with chiropractic care. We now know this is patently false. A recent study looked at 39 million patient visits and found no significant association between stroke and chiropractic visits. It just doesn’t happen.”

Patients of all ages and activity levels who suffer from these common ailments are generally good candidates for chiropractic treatment, and current research continues to show that chiropractic care is a very safe and effective treatment option for most musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Byrnes and Dr. Pridemore pride themselves in being able to provide an accurate diagnosis, personalized treatment plan, and affordable treatment to their patients.

One of the positive aspects of chiropractic treatment is that it is a completely drug-free therapy and utilizes a hands on, manual approach to care. Clinical evidence has shown that many common musculoskeletal issues such as a sciatic nerve pain, headaches, neck pain, lower back pain, and even shoulder and knee pain, typically respond very well to chiropractic care and may prevent the need for drugs or more invasive procedures. While chiropractic care focuses on a specific area where the pain is occurring, the ultimate goal of this treatment is to address the entire body, including a patient’s ability to move, perform, and even alter how your brain processes pain.

Chiropractic care has an exceptional record of safety, but like all treatments, it is not without risk. Patients should discuss any concerns with their provider. Following a careful and thorough assessment, Dr. Byrnes and Dr. Pridemore at Southwell Chiropractic are well trained to review your overall medical history, accurately diagnose your problem of concern, and discuss a safe and effective personalized treatment strategy specific to your needs. Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic care typically does not require long term treatment. “Although there are some conditions that respond well to continued care, this is not the case for the majority of our patients. Generally speaking, we are able to accurately diagnose and provide satisfactory relief in a reasonable timeframe, and empower our patients with a home care strategy to enable them to continue to do what they love without pain. For most acute conditions, the typical treatment plan lasts 3-4 weeks.”

If you are currently suffering from any persistent joint or nerve pain and are interested in discussing a conservative approach to help alleviate your symptoms, call Southwell Chiropractic at 229-353-2025 or learn more by visiting https://mysouthwell.com/chiropractic/.