When Back Pain Overshadows Everything Else, Chiropractic May Help
By Sandy Schroeder
Back pain may be one of the more challenging opponents that we encounter. Americans spend at least $50 billion annually on back pain, including time off and loss of productivity, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Worldwide, ACA says back pain is the single leading cause of disability.
If you are facing full-on back pain, or what you suspect is the beginning of a real problem, don’t wait to see what develops. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic and find out what can be done.
Your chiropractor may be uniquely positioned to help you find the answers you need for back pain. As opioid pain pill prescription addiction has swept through our communities, chiropractic has emerged as the conservative first choice for most Americans, moving ahead of prescription pain pills or surgery, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
How It Works
In the initial visit, your chiropractor will evaluate your spinal health, ask about your back pain, discuss your daily routines, and check your medical history.
From there, the focus will be on spinal health, as the chiropractor uses a hands-on spinal adjustment to seek to relieve your pain to help you regain your normal life without pain pills.
Your chiropractor will be checking for misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far-reaching effects on your back pain. For other patients, spinal adjustments may help with neck or sciatica pain.
As you create a treatment plan with your chiropractor, you may be inspired to keep right on going, tackling other health issues, such as stress reduction, extra weight, or long range wellness goals.
Throughout the process, your chiropractor will be on hand, helping you work through the problem, and standing by to help with whatever else may turn up. This ongoing approach tends to create a lot of satisfied patients, such as the ones cited in 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 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.
The Joint Chiropractic
If this approach to your back pain seems like the best course, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. The Joint has simplified everything, providing private, affordable care programs in place of insurance, and offering extended weekend and evening hours. No appointments are necessary.