National Chiropractic Health Month
In Virginia, this week is Chiropractic Health Week and this month is National Chiropractic Health Month: Back pain remains one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide. It is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their doctors, and one of the most common conditions for which doctors prescribe pain medications. It is estimated that up to 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. In addition, with the overuse and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers in the United States still a major public health issue, it’s essential for health care consumers to understand that spinal manipulation and other conservative treatments can treat common musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain effectively and safely
How do Chiropractors Approach Sciatica?
If you feel pain, numbness, or tingling between your lower back and your leg, you’re not alone. Sciatica, one of the most common forms of back pain, occurs in about forty percent of the American adult population at least once in their lives, and is often recurring.