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Complementary and alternative medicine, abbreviated as CAM, is described as a variety of healing medicines and practices which are available outside of conventional treatments. CAM practices are believed to provide a much more natural and holistic treatment approach for the wide array of injuries and conditions that exist today. In fact, back pain is one of the most common complaint people turn to complementary and alternative medicine.
Many individuals have found relief from their spinal complications through the use of complementary and alternative medicine practices.
Complementary and alternative medicine therapies and practices can be utilized on their own to treat back pain as well as other symptoms or these can be combined with conventional medicine. As with any new form of treatment however, it’s essential for the individual to thoroughly discuss the variety of CAM therapies that are available to them with a healthcare professional and determine which of the following would be best for their specific issue.
Common CAM, or complementary and alternative medicine, approaches for back pain include:
Many people can often find it difficult to know which type of complementary and alternative medicine practice they should begin with, especially for a common complication such as back pain. Make sure to research all CAM specialists carefully, searching specifically for licensed practitioners, and be sure to ask your healthcare specialist for trustworthy recommendations of each. Your health depends on it.
The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic and spinal injuries and conditions. To discuss options on the subject matter, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900 .
By Dr. Alex Jimenez
Chiropractic care is an well-known, alternative treatment option utilized to prevent, diagnose and treat a variety of injuries and conditions associated with the spine, primarily subluxations or spinal misalignments. Chiropractic focuses on restoring and maintaining the overall health and wellness of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Through the use of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, a chiropractor, or doctor of chiropractic, can carefully re-align the spine, improving a patient’s strength, mobility and flexibility.
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