Can chiropractic treatment provide a preventative function?
Clinical experience suggests that individuals with chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis or recurrent neck pain, back pain or headaches may experience less frequent and less severe symptoms when under regular chiropractic care. The same can also be said for individuals in high stress situations and those who experience repetitive and/or prolonged physical and postural strain in their day to day work, home or recreational lives.
Furthermore, a recent scientific study (published 2020) found that 'maintenance care' reduces the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increases the length of pain free periods for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain.
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