Chiropractors Flowery Branch GA

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Chris Turner
(770) 967-1900
4875 Hog Mountain Road, Ste D
Flowery Branch, GA
Company
Flowery Branch Chiroractic

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Discover Family Wellness
(678) 568-9990
1860 Duluth Hwy 103
Lawrenceville, GA
Promotion
Free Consultation & Check Up, including a 10 minute mechanical massage.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Turner Tanya Dr
(770) 967-1900
4875 Hog Mountain Road
Flowery Branch, GA
Specialties
Chiropractors

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Turner Tanya Dr - Flowery Branch Chiropractic
(770) 967-1900
4875 Hog Mountain Road
Flowery Branch, GA
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Chiropractors

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Oakwood Family Care Dr
(770) 287-1140
4205 Mundy Mill Place
Oakwood, GA
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Chiropractors

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A D C Chiropractic Clinic
(770) 904-1657
275 Pearl Nix Pwky
Gainesville, GA
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Matthew Diduro
(770) 309-0218
11925 jones Bridge Rd., Ste 103
Alpharetta, GA
Company
Health Choice Center

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Lighthouse Chiropractic Center Llc
(770) 503-0500
3458 Winder Highway
Flowery Branch, GA
Specialties
Chiropractors

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Stone Chiropractic and Rehab
(770) 965-2440
7380 Spout Springs Road Suite 200
Flowery Branch, GA
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Chiropractors

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Bennett Stephen Dr
(770) 534-8614
4211 Mundy Mill Place
Oakwood, GA
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Chiropractors

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How Safe are Chiropractors?

Yoga backAbout half of all Americans suffer from back pain, and many turn to chiropractors for help. Those who swear by chiropractic believe it helps them ease myriad complaints, from low-back pain to headaches and even digestive problems and allergies. There have been very few reputable studies, however, on the effects of chiropractic, and many Western doctors believe the potential risks far outweigh the supposed benefits.

Dem Bones, Dem Bones
Chiropractic medicine is a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on healing the body through manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, especially around the spine. Basically, chiropractors use a combination of massage, pressure, stretches, and exercises to align your vertebrae; they believe doing so will alleviate pain and balance other systems in the body. It’s meant to be a complementary form of treatment for those with chronic pain who seek a conservative alternative to drugs and surgery. Chiropractors must pass a state licensing exam after completing two to four years of undergraduate education and four years of specialized chiropractic courses. At the end of their training, chiropractors earn a doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree.

All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
There are no systematic reviews of research proving that spinal manipulation is both safe and effective; in fact, some studies have revealed seriously adverse effects associated with the practice. Until 1987, the American Medical Association pronounced chiropractic an “unscientific cult” and urged the public to avoid it. Though the practice now has greater legitimacy among physicians and insurance companies, some reports—such as Edzard Ernst’s “Prospective investigations into the safety of spinal manipulation,” published in the 2001 issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management —suggest that 50 percent of chiropractic patients experience mild negative events, like “local discomfort, headache, tiredness, and radiating discomfort.” More serious complications include “dissection of the vertebral and internal carotid artery, epidural hematoma, intracranial aneurysm, cauda equina syndrome [compression of the nerves around the spinal cord], contusion of the spinal cord, myelopathy [spinal cord injury], radiculopathy [nerve pain], and peripheral nerve palsy.” Though there’s certainly a bias in terms of where research funds are directed, we should still be alert to the potential risks of spinal manipulation.

Proceed with Caution
If you do feel want to try something new that doesn’t involve drugs or surgery, choose your practitioner wisely. Get informed and stay involved. Here’s what you need to know to undergo chiropractic care safely and effectively:

1. Check your DC’s credentials. Make sure he or she graduated from a school accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). You can find a directory of schools on the CCE’s Web site . Also, make sure the DC is licensed in your state by going to fclb.org and clicking on...

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