It is understood that a program including exercise will provide pain relief for those suffering from arthritis. Exercise builds up the muscles around arthritic joints and helps unload stress from the damaged joint.
Three separate universities and hospital systems have published survey data that young people’s self reported use of marijuana does not change with the legal use of medical marijuana.
Back pain is an epidemic in America. As an example, you realize that today alone there are over 1 million people start in bed today because of back pain? The cost to society for back pain including both indirect costs and direct costs is over $100 billion annually. Over 400,000 fusions of the spine are done each year in America. This is actually 15 times higher than it was 10 years ago.
With each new year in the 21st century chiropractic therapy in America becomes more popular. Insurance companies continue to recognize the medical benefits that are paying for more often. Over 10% of the population in fact is currently under the care of a chiropractic doctor.
According to a recent study at the Institute of Medicine, one in three Americans is dealing with some type of chronic pain problem, and the cost of pain in American is well over $500 billion dollars a year. Additionally, 20% of doctor visits entail a narcotic prescription.