Why Chiropractics is Such a Strong Choice for Back & Neck Pain
In a culture of widespread drug overuse, the American Chiropractic Association is launching a new campaign to explain why the chiropractor’s conservative care first approach is so important.
They point out how conservative management of painful conditions may include chiropractic manipulation, combined with exercise and stretching before moving on to procedures involving higher risk.
ACA also emphasizes how many recent studies have clearly shown the dangerous over reliance in the U.S. on prescription painkillers that simply mask pain, but do not cure.
This has tremendously increased Americans’ risk for overuse, and abuse, of these drugs if taken for long periods, leading to more than 17,000 related deaths in a single year, (more than heroin and cocaine combined). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the abuse of prescription pain medications an “epidemic.”
ACA also says chiropractic physicians are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for low-back pain treatments with their patient-centered, whole-person approach that provides greater interaction and communication for appropriate diagnosis and developing more cost-effective treatment planning.
See Your Chiropractor to Find Out How This Works
No matter where you are on the back pain issue your chiropractor can help. The chiropractor’s goal is to help achieve pain relief whenever possible without medications or surgery.
In the initial visit the chiropractor will do a spinal adjustment to evaluate the health of the spine, take a full medical history and discuss what is going on, and what daily activities look like. In chiropractic visits, the focus is on a healthy spine, insuring the whole nervous system is working well. With the chiropractor’s help patients often learn new relaxation exercises, improve diets, or add a new exercise class to help ease stress.
My mid-thirties friend is an excellent example of how this works. She was immersed in her career, but her job was also doing some damage to her life as she worked long hours hovering over screens, ate on the run and ordered a lot of pizzas, stressed out fairly regularly over deadlines, and wound up skipping most of her gym time. Not surprising, she wound up in the chiropractor’s office stressed out, overweight and completely exhausted with acute severe back pain.
After an examination and diagnosis, her chiropractor helped her fashion a program that shed weight, included relaxation exercises, trimmed work hours, and restarted exercise. Her pain let up and her life turned around.
If you need help solving painful twinges or have more serious issues, visit your chiropractor and find out what can be done to get back to normal.
When life suddenly becomes not OK, your chiropractor is there to help you work through the problem and seek to restore your quality of life. Don’t wait until you join the millions fighting serious ongoing pain issues, make an appointment today.