1 in 5 Americans Experience Chronic Pain

A new survey involving roughly 35,000 households in the United States reveals that nearly 20% of Americans suffer with chronic pain. Among individuals with chronic pain, more than two-thirds have constant pain, while more than 50% say their pain can be unbearable and excruciating at times.

Medications only relieve about a third or less of the chronic pain and can be completely ineffective in treating some types of chronic pain. The author suggests a variety of potential interventions, including physical and occupational therapy, exercise, dietary changes, weight loss, massage and psychotherapy, acupuncture, yoga, and chiropractic services to help patients manage chronic pain.

Consider drug-free pain relief that Chiropractic Care can provide.

Source: Journal of Pain, October 2014

About Dr. Judd Wattenbarger

Dr. Wattenbarger has extensive training in returning the body to normal after it is damaged. In addition, he has special training to treat injuries from overuse, auto accidents, and workplace accidents. He is a member of the Alaska Chiropractic Society and the American Institute of Personal Injury Physicians and a trained as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist to help prevent injuries on the job. Dr. Wattenbarger received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA on the shores of the Mighty Mississippi River. While in school he had the opportunity to train under physicians and coaches that work with current and former athletes from the U.S. Olympic team. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Arizona State University.