Chiro-Medical Group is please to introduce our newest team member: Vicki Garfola, DC.
Dr. Vicki Garfola was born and raised in Michigan, where she attended Michigan State University. She was first introduced to chiropractic care when she was pregnant with her first child and experienced immobilizing low back pain. After experiencing firsthand the benefits of chiropractic she became committed to becoming a Chiropractor so that she too could have a positive effect on another person’s health.
We're always pleased to see positive media reporting about the benefits of conservative medical treatments such as chiropractic, physical therapy and massage therapy. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress continues to support our industry's professionals across the United States, by advocating the value of a drug-free, non-surgical approach to pain.
Battling the Opioid Crisis
This week, CBS 21 News in Pennsylvania aired a segment, "An Opioid Exit Strategy: How Chiropractors May Hold the Key," which showcases the need for safe, effective, drug-free care - including chiropractic - to be utilized to manage pain prior to prescription opioids.
"Though doctors are unsure of what causes blood pressure to increase, a new study suggests that a specific type of neck adjustment may reduce hypertension for some of the 65 million Americans battling it. The University of Chicago study, published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, looked at the possibility of a connection between a spinal realignment and a decrease in blood pressure. "We set up a double-blind study to really look and see if in fact this procedure was affecting high blood pressure," said University of Chicago Medical Center hypertension specialist George Bakris.
In the May 4, 2018 publication of Chiropractic Economics, the editors highlighted a published study which concludes that adults receiving chiropractic care for low-back pain were 55 percent less likely to fill a prescription for an opioid analgesic in comparison to adults who did not receive chiropractic care. The object of the investigation, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, was to evaluate the association between utilization of chiropractic services and the use of prescription opioid medications.