Chiropractors are finding that one simple technique can have a major impact on their patients' well-being and overall bodily health. The Cranial Release Technique takes only about a minute, gently stretching muscles at the base of the skull to realign bones in the head. Patients have reported benefits to a wide range of bodily conditions, from improvements in joint paint and headaches to allergies and even digestive problems.
Oregon's state health plan has made a bold move to place a priority on chiropractic and other complementary therapies that could lead the way for other states to do the same.
Patients with back pain will be able to move from invasive (and potentially addictive) therapies such as painkillers and surgery as first-line therapies in favor of more conservative and potentially more effective therapies such as chiropractic, which works to treat the underlying condition causing back pain.