Though maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the greatest preventive cure for any pain symptom, it’s understood that we all suffer physical breakdowns at some point– which means chiropractic care could be another long-term answer for your continued good health.
Unfortunately, there haven’t been nearly enough studies shedding proper light on chiropractic care’s ability for relieving so many pain symptoms. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t done so– and perhaps that very lack of understandable yet obvious evidence speaks to chiropractic care’s deep powers in providing optimal vitality and improved well-being in human subjects.
A 2012 study looked to find out if chiropractic correction of forward head posture in patients with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy could improve their pain symptoms.
Using 96 patients with “unilateral lower cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (C5-C6 and C6-C7) and craniovertebral angle measured less than or equal to 50” degrees were used in the study, being placed in either an exercise group or an ultrasound and infrared radiation group. The exercise group was given a “posture corrective exercise programme” to utilize for the six-month duration of the study.
There was a noticeable difference between the groups in regards to existing pain symptoms by the end of the study. Specifically, patients in the exercise group were noticeably healthier by study’s end.
In conclusion, correcting forward head posture in a chiropractically-approved fashion reduced pain and improved the craniovertebral angle of patients’ necks that had previously been diagnosed as having cervical spondylotic radiculopathy.
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Looking back at how I went from chronic chiropractic doubter to one of its biggest fans, I’m proud that I’m no longer in the minority when I say I’m confident in chiropractic care, too! That being said, I understand where some of you might be coming from– but rest assured, because chiropractic care has been turning even some of the most skeptical of health professionals into chiropractic connoisseurs. Give it the one shot it needs to turn you into a believer today!
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