Consumer Reports did a study of 14,000 people with back pain.  They asked what treatment people sought for their care, and chiropractic was the most successful and effective according to the study.  80% of Americans will have back pain at some point in their life.  Doctors of Chiropractic focus on correcting the underlying causes of back and neck pain.  A subluxation, which is a misalignment of your spine, can be corrected with an adjustment from a chiropractor.  This alleviates the pressure on the joints and nerves in your back, therefore, decreasing pain, swelling and muscle spasms.  The reason chiropractic care is more effective than physical therapy, massage and over the counter medications is because it fixes the problem.  If you strengthen or relax the muscles around a misaligned vertebra you will still have the problem and it will come back eventually.  It’s like turning up your radio to hide a squeak in your car.  Call Dr. Myers next time your back or neck hurts!  269-381-2200