Chronic pain is affecting people at an unprecedented rate. Statistics have indicated that approximately one third of the workforce today regularly works in pain. Our modern workplace has led to an epidemic of repetitive stress injury. Additionally, studies have consistently shown that a large number of auto accident injuries (aka whiplash injury) develop into chronic pain conditions. Unfortunately, a life of daily painkillers is not the best choice. Often Sacramento and Rancho Cordova area chronic pain sufferers that come to our office comment “I just cannot function on the drugs prescribed for me for my chronic pain” due to the side effects of these medications. The most commonly used painkillers for chronic pain are the non steroidal anti-infammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are pain medications. There is a growing amount of evidence that NSAIDS are linked to increased risk of serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and breast cancer to name a few.
Thank goodness chiropractic offers a safe and healthy alternative for dealing with chronic pain!