Are You and Your Back Having a Fight?
By Sandy Schroeder
It may have started out as a small twinge, but now you may be totally annoyed, and your back pain may be increasing. That small twinge has turned into ongoing pain that you can no longer ignore.
Gulping a pain pill and taking a hot shower just won’t do it. If you are at that point, The Joint Chiropractic may have the answers you need.
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, or irritate joints. Sports injuries, poor workplace and posture habits, arthritis, obesity and everyday stress can all trigger back pain.
Diagnosing the Pain
On your first visit, you may see why everyone is talking about chiropractic now. Your chiropractor will explain how a healthy spine might create a healthier you. This is the time to ask questions, and get to know your chiropractor, as you discuss your back pain.
A spinal assessment will be used to check for misalignments. When misalignments are corrected it may have far-reaching effects on your pain. You might also feel new energy, better sleep, or improved digestion.
As you work through your back pain issues, you may want to set up weekly 15-minute chiropractic sessions to keep the momentum going. I have known many friends and co-workers who have followed this path to sort out their problems. Each time, their chiropractors proved to be their most valuable resource.
In addition to personal recommendations, the federal Agency for Health Care Research and Quality recommends low back pain sufferers choose chiropractic first for the most conservative care. The researchers said spinal manipulation is the safe, effective, drug-free form of professional treatment to choose for acute low back problems in adults.
A BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders study on upper cervical chiropractic care for neck pain, headache, mid-back, and low back pain concludes that 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, including 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.
If this sounds like a good choice for you, stop by the Joint Chiropractic and find out more. The Joint makes it simple. Private, affordable insurance eliminates the need for insurance, and extended weekend and evening hours make visits convenient. Walk-in visits are welcome.