Top Chiropractors 2016
About The List
Getting Head-to-Toe Relief Comes Naturally
Medication can mask symptoms and reduce pain, but what about addressing the root cause of a problem? Pain is a symptom of dysfunction somewhere in the body, and often it is biomechanical — involving muscles, nerves, joints, and ligaments.
For many people, the problem can be traced to the neck and back — specifically to the spinal column, which is the hub to the nerves that travel to every organ in the body. If something isn’t right with the spine, it can affect nearly any organ or area, causing symptoms as varied as headaches, stomach problems, numbness, and pain, literally from head to toe.
Many patients are initially reluctant to seek advice outside the medical-surgical community. In the case of chronic back pain, they often submit to medication, shots, or surgery before consulting a chiropractor. But if the pain is because core muscles are weak, joints are stressed, or repetitive harmful movements aren’t managed, then seeking chiropractic care should be the first step, before considering surgery or other invasive treatment.
For example, text neck syndrome is now a common complaint. That pain, the grinding you hear, that twinge when your turn your head to shift lanes when driving, is caused by the awkward way the neck is held when texting. Multiply that by how many times a day you text, day after day. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), simple neck exercises and periodic chiropractic care can help alleviate the problem.
Chiropractic care outperforms many traditional treatments, and by emphasizing prevention, diagnosis, and conservative management of neck pain, back pain, and spinal disorders, patients can reduce or avoid the need for riskier treatments.
Hour Detroit’s Top Chiropractors list is based on a peer-review survey conducted by Professional Research Services of Troy, Mich. Participants cast thousands of votes honoring excellence in chiropractic services. Professionals are screened and selected by the verification of licensing and a review of any infractions through various applicable boards, agencies, and rating services. Inclusion in the listings cannot be purchased. It is solely the result of PRS’s research.