Chiropractic Treatments – Why it’s done
By Mayo Clinic staff
Most often people seek chiropractic adjustment as a remedy for pain conditions, including:
• Low back pain
• Neck pain
Each year in the United States, 1 in 4 adults experiences low back pain — a condition that can be frustrating and difficult to treat. Low back pain is the main reason why people seek chiropractic care. Research shows that chiropractic adjustment may offer mild to moderate relief from low back pain. In some studies, chiropractic adjustment proved to be as effective as other, more conventional treatments.
Chiropractic care is an outgrowth of belief in these concepts:
• Your body has a natural and powerful ability to heal itself.
• Your body’s structure — bones, joints and muscles — and capacity for healthy function are closely intertwined.
• Chiropractic treatment helps balance your body’s structure and function and promotes self-healing.