Chronic Disease Takes a Toll on US Population
Cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, and a variety of other serious physical ailments now plague more than one third of the American population at the cost of almost $1 trillion annually, not to mention the myriad physical, mental, and emotional tolls each illness can take. Common to all of these ailments is the element of frequent pain.
Most people who have a chronic disease take some kind of pain medication daily, often developing a tolerance that then entails more medicine and stronger doses. Inevitably, the pain of chronic disease can be very difficult to treat and to manage and can be very frustrating for both doctors and patients alike. Recently, treatment options that go beyond just taking a pill have increased in both precedence and popularity. In particular, many doctors and patients are recognizing the added value of regular chiropractic care.
Chiropractic health care improves the overall function of the spine, which can then improve the nervous system’s ability to communicate with the rest of the body. This, then, will lead to a stronger immune system, better repair of damaged tissue, and, significantly, less pain in the body. Ideally, this will allow people with a chronic disease to increase movement and activity, which has many benefits, including more pain reduction. Chiropractic care can also improve range of motion, flexibility, and overall comfort.
If you are struggling with pain associated with a chronic disease or general aches and pains in your body, consider talking with your local chiropractor about treatment programs and options to make your life more pain-free and enjoyable.