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Why Some Doctors Recommend Chiropractic Care for Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

Pain is a common complaint that doctors hear all the time. Pain in the back. Pain in the neck. Pain in the joints. Doctors hear it all! And when they hear these kinds of complaints, they definitely want to help. They want to help you find relief and feel healthier and stronger. For some, this means prescribing pain pills to dull the discomfort. But more and more in our world today, doctors are moving away from this plan and are recommending alternative treatments instead, such as chiropractic care. If you're in pain, take a look at why some doctors are recommending chiropractic care to ease the pain and boost health for good. 

Because of the Opioid Problem

So why are doctors moving away from the prescriptions? The move may be for two reasons. One, prescription pills don't address the pain at the source. They can often provide relief, but the relief is short lived. Until the source of the pain is resolved, the pain will persist. Two, opioids are becoming a problem, and doctors know it. The more opioids that are prescribed, the bigger the problem becomes. And the benefits of opioid use don't always outweigh the risks. Doctors want you to find relief, but in a healthy way, and sometimes chiropractic care just makes more sense.

Because of the Rate of Success

Many doctors recommend chiropractic care to their patients because it works. Chiropractors use gentle manipulation to adjust the spine, thus removing joint restrictions. When they do this, it often alleviates tension and pain. And unlike pain pills, this technique knocks the pain out at the source. If a doctor suspects that your problem begins with the spine, they may send you to the chiropractor because it's effective. 

Because of the Other Benefits

Along with pain relief, regular care may bring other benefits to your life. Some people report flexibility, a stronger immune system, better sleep, an ability to focus, and others. Doctors may recommend regular care to enhance your health as a whole. It can't take the place of regular visits with your general practitioner, but it can certainly bring further depth to your overall well-being.

If you would like to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is an easy and stress-free process. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without any extra hassle. Your doctor may recommend getting chiropractic care, but even if they don't, it may be an excellent addition to your life. Get a boost in your health and wellness beginning with a stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.

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