Should You Combine Chiropractic Care with Other Treatments?

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Some of our patients have asked “Can I combine chiropractic care with other medical treatments?”


Chiropractic Care and Traditional Medicine

Both traditional medical treatments and chiropractic care work to promote a healthier you.

Traditional medicine usually looks for symptoms, problems that chemicals (drugs/opioids) or invasive procedures like surgery can treat.

Chiropractic care looks at the body overall and non-invasively moves the body’s parts around (adjusts) to bring everything back into alignment so blood can flow more freely which allows the body to send internal help where needed.

You can need both disciplines or can combine for a better, healthier result.

For example, low back pain (LBP). Musculoskeletal problems like back pain, low or otherwise, are the second leading cause of disability worldwide (per a study by Drs. Goertz, Long, Vining, et al) affecting an estimated 20% of Americans.  This can lead to a drug/opoid overuse and sometimes a debilitating addiction which causes more health problems long after the initial low back pain (LBP) problem is fixed.

By combining spinal manipulative therapy through chiropractic care and less dependence on a drug/opioid to mask the problem, the patient, you, can get better, faster and lessen the chance of developing an addiction to a pain reliever.

Talk To Your Doctor(s)

Consider the problem you are currently experiencing, like low back pain (LBP) and talk with both your regular physician and your chiropractic doctor to find out how a combination of help from both sides can resolve your issue more efficiently, less costly and with greater ease for you.

If you do not yet have a chiropractic care provider (chiropractor) then give Dickson Chiropractic a call/email or visit our website ( to learn more about our methods and how we can safely, naturally, and without drugs, help you get back on track to feeling better quickly.

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