Friday, July 29, 2016

How Chiropractic Care Benefits You

     Neck pain and back pain are often the chief complaints from patients seeking chiropractic help.  Chiropractic care is a holistic treatment that focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous system through manual spinal manipulation.  Recent studies support the thinking that chiropractic performed spinal manipulation, along with exercise, relieves neck pain more effectively than medication.  The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that integrating health care with chiropractic care resulted in a 51.8% reduction in pharmaceutical costs and a decrease in hospital admissions by 43%.

How to know when to see a chiropractor

     Consider seeing a chiropractor if you experience consistent pain in your neck, joints, or back, including headaches.  If intense pain occurs after an accident, doing household chores, or prolonged periods of poor posture, please see a chiropractor for an evaluation.

Back and Neck Pain

     Dr. James Thatcher, licensed chiropractor in Colorado Springs, Colorado is trained to safely and effectively treating acute back and neck pain and headaches.  Medical doctors may prescribe pain medicine, muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory drugs.  Orthopedic medical professionals may suggest surgery.  Consider all your options before making a life altering decision such as medication and/or surgery.  Both the patient and Dr. Thatcher will gather all necessary and pertinent information for any future decisions regarding your health.

     Specifically, chiropractors are trained to bring the musculoskeletal structure into proper alignment by changing the position of your body as well as applying pressure to particular points along the spine.  Such manipulation results in a popping noise similar to one created when you crack your knuckles.  The noise is created by a change in pressure in joints as gas bubbles are released.  When the chiropractor spine adjusts the spine by applying pressure, nerve energy is unblocked and allowed to flow better down your spine and throughout your entire body.  Realignment of your spine can optimize overall health.

Thatcher Chiropractic is located at 3535 American Drive near the intersection at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917.  For more information you can visit our website at  If you have additional questions or wish to schedule an appointment with our office, please contact us by phone at (719) 574-3700.

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