Because chiropractors rely on the natural recuperative powers of the body, medication is not commonly used with chiropractic care. Typically, chiropractors use ice packs or moist heat to help control pain or muscle spasm. When properly applied, these methods can have an analgesic affect without the unwanted side effects of many medications. Many patients choose to use over-the-counter medications along with their physical treatment. Fortunately, Chiropractors and medical doctors now enjoy better working relationships than ever before. In severe cases, patients may seek concurrent care to other health care professionals if services outside of the scope of chiropractic are needed.
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