Chiropractic Care and the Opioid
Crisis in Alexandria
Today, many people are suffering from acute and chronic pains. As a result, they have been placed on opioids and other powerful drugs, which often lead to addictions, without attempting conservative care, such as chiropractic. Chiropractic treatment in Alexandria and possibly other nonaggressive care should be first attempted, as this approach is most noninvasive and has many great benefits. Extensive research has been conducted and the resulting evidence has revealed that many patients had recovered and their problem had been resolved.
Unfortunately, many do not think of chiropractic as the first step, for their area of concern or pain. Prescription drugs mask the pain and does not determine the root of the problem, nor correct the source of the cause. Thankfully, today, our society is becoming more aware of better ways to manage and treat pain, without prescription drugs as being the first choice, whether acute or chronic in nature.
Chiropractic treatment aids the patient’s body in restoring and healing itself, by way of correcting the misaligned segment and or joint(s), in order to remove the nerve interference and inflammation. When the body’s nervous systems has a disturbance, this results in various types of discomfort and may eventually lead to disease. When the spinal segments and nervous systems are restored to the proper position, the patient has decreased pain and improved motion and flexibility.
At Rosa Family Chiropractic of Alexandria in Virginia, which is located at 5249 Duke Street Suite 301 Alexandria, VA 22304, chiropractor Dr. Jasmine Bradley will examine the patient to determine the cause of their complaint. As a result, Dr. Bradley will perform a detailed exam and evaluate the patient.
In addition to the areas discussed above, the soft tissues and joints will also be evaluated to determine the best and most effective methods to treat the patient, in order to help decrease the patient’s pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care and other holistic approaches to pain management have provided long-lasting beneficial results, as opposed to the harmful effects of opioids and other masking pharmaceutical drugs.
Dr. Jasmine Bradley will conduct a thorough chiropractic exam to determine the cause of the problem. A proper chiropractic evaluation will permit Dr. Bradley to provide specific adjustments for the areas to be treated. With the aim of maintaining your chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative exercises will be prescribed in order to strengthen the muscles and stabilize the other structures surrounding the adjusted areas. Dr. Bradley will also discuss diet and nutrition and how it vitally contributes to overall health and wellness.