Why Chiropractic Is the Logical First Line of Defense Against Pain
By Sandy Schroeder
As we move through life, we gradually learn to skip fixing things that are not broken, and to always start with the simplest, most logical choice, when we need a solution.
Choosing chiropractic as the first line of defense for pain seems to fit very well in today’s world. Chiropractic offers a natural, whole person, drug-free approach to pain -- in sharp contrast to the pain pill prescription problems that we see in our communities.
Impact of Prescription Opioids
Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, as have the sales of these prescription drugs, according to the White Paper, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016. At the same time, the cost in dollars is stunning. This same report says the cost of prescription misuse to U.S. employment totals $ 18 billion in sick days, medical expenses and loss of productivity.
A Conservative First Choice
In response, the medical community has stepped up to recommend chiropractic as the conservative first choice, and a majority of Americans have elected to choose chiropractic first, ahead of pain pill prescriptions or surgery.
If this approach appeals to you, stop by The Joint Chiropractic and find out how it works on a daily basis.
When a young mom, busy dad, worried senior or injured child encounters pain, The Joint’s licensed chiropractors are ready to help seek solutions without pain pills or surgery.
The Spinal Adjustment
Focusing on the health of the spine as the wellness base for everything we do, your chiropractor will use a spinal adjustment to evaluate the spine’s health, seeking to correct any dysfunctions. This may result in relief of neck, back or sciatica pain, or create additional benefits such as added energy, better digestion and improved metabolism.
During the visit, your chiropractor will want to know about your current patterns of pain, job, activities, lifestyle, and medical history.
Then, the two of you can talk about your wellness goals and immediate needs.
You may choose to do weekly 15-minute sessions to stay at your peak, and work on additional goals like weight, stress or body flexibility.
This pattern of regular chiropractic treatment has generated a great deal of patient satisfaction, according to the White Paper, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016.
A BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders study on upper cervical chiropractic care for neck pain, headache, mid-back, and low back pain concludes 9.1 out of 10 patients indicate a very high level of patient satisfaction.
In another study of North Carolina patients seeking treatment for acute low back pain from various health care professionals, such as primary care physicians, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons, researchers found that those who visited a chiropractor had a higher degree of satisfaction in the care they received.
When you are ready to try chiropractic, visit The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. The Joint keeps it simple, eliminating the hassle of insurance with a private, affordable care plan, and providing flexible weekend and evening hours. Walk-in visits are welcome.