Avoid Pain Pill Risks,Opt for Chiropractic
By Sandy Schroeder
Our culture often encourages using painkilling drugs as a quick fix, instead of finding root causes of pain.
A recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) report said, “Individualized, patient-centered care is needed to treat and monitor some 100 million Americans who are living with chronic pain.”
NIH recommended more research and development, and multi-disciplinary approaches, including chiropractic, to safely help people with chronic pain.
Better Options Than Pain Pills
Chiropractic has been recommended by the medical community as the “conservative first choice,” ahead of prescription pain medications, or surgery, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
Avoiding pain pill dependence or addiction is a serious goal as we see painkiller opioid prescription abuse moving through our communities and neighborhoods.
To see how chiropractic offers a natural, drug-free way to avoid pain pill dependence, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Licensed chiropractors are ready to help. Using a whole person approach to pain with spinal care, The Joint provides a comprehensive wellness center with a personalized focus.
How It Works
In your first visit your chiropractor will explain why he or she believes achieving a healthy spine may be the answer to a healthier you. Your chiropractor will discuss your pain and ask questions about your lifestyle. At this point, if you are making a transition away from pain pill prescription medications, you may learn how you might work with your physician and chiropractor to wean yourself off of pain medications.
A spinal adjustment will be used to seek to correct any misalignments that you may have. Wear comfortable clothing for the visit. You will lie on your stomach on a special table in an open room for the adjustment.
When you are adjusted, you may experience far-reaching pain relief in the neck, back, sciatica or other joints. You may also be surprised and pleased to experience collateral results, such as new energy, more awareness, improved digestion or improved metabolism.
The Right Plan for You
At that point, you and your chiropractor can evaluate the results to create the specific plan that is right for you. This may evolve into weekly 15-minute adjustments, or another pattern of regular chiropractic treatments. Overall, the chiropractor’s goal will be to help you seek pain relief, and maintain your normal routines without using pain medications.
To find out more, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. No appointments are needed and private, affordable care programs have eliminated the need for insurance. Clinics are open on weekends and evenings for your convenience.