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Chiropractic Adjustment 

A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally.

The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function.

BACK PAIN FACTS

FACTS
  • 85% of the US populat​ion suffers from back or neck pain at some point in their lives.1
  • Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old.2
  • Back pain is the third leading cause of disability in people over 45 years of age. 2
  • More than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain.2
  • Americans spend at least $50 billion* each year on back pain-and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.4
  • Back pain is the second most common reason for seeing a doctor in the US, following coughs and other respiratory infections.2
  • Back pain is the third most common reason for surgery.2
  • Failed back surgery syndrome is seen in 10-40% of patients who undergo back surgery. It is characterized by intractable pain and varying degrees of functional incapacitation occurring after spine surgery. More risks include infection, nerve damage, deterioration of health and post operative complications. 3
  • Fewer than 5% of people with back pain are good candidates for surgery.4
  • According to a recent article in the USA TODAY, “The U.S. health care system spends about as much each year on spine problems as it does on cancer.”5


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