Why Chiropractors Should Be Your first Call When You Experience Pain
Chiropractors are speaking out as the tide of drug dependency continues to rise in our culture. They are saying patients in pain should see a chiropractor first before narcotic pain medicine is prescribed, and interventional pain procedures are performed.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, ACA spokesman and Georgia chiropractor, Robert Hayden, explained how critical this drug free process is in his interview with the National Pain Report.
He said because chiropractors go after the source of pain, they should be the first to be consulted when pain occurs, to better help avoid opiate prescriptions and frequent misuse which is becoming an epidemic in our culture.
F4CP spokesman, Gerard Clum, DC, says as a nation, we are experiencing an alarming substance abuse epidemic, and the public must take the appropriate steps to become educated on the safer, low-risk pain relief alternatives that are available. He said evidence shows drug free chiropractic care often brings better clinical outcomes and greater patient satisfaction.
Additionally, according to the ACA, the latest research shows individuals who abuse prescription opioids are more than 40 percent more likely to use heroin. Opioid painkillers have become a catalyst fueling the nation’s drug crisis.
How Chiropractors Can Intervene
In response, chiropractors have the diagnostic skills and training to evaluate and provide appropriate care and rehabilitation, including offering advice on general health and wellness without medications. If you are having pain or would just like to be prepared and sample this approach to wellness, consider seeing a chiropractor now.
Visiting the Chiropractor
When you visit your local chiropractor you will find that their mission is to help you seek pain relief and resume normal activities without resorting to medications or surgery. This drug free wellness approach includes a spinal adjustment to evaluate the health of the spine, a complete review of medical history, and a discussion of daily activities.
As an assessment is made and treatment moves ahead, the chiropractor will be monitoring progress and have many suggestions for exercise, injury prevention, relaxation therapy and stress release classes. Frequently, new exercises, special weight loss diets and adjustments to work hours and posture come up too. For many of my friends this has been the key to staying active and staying well. As they navigate through this process, they are amazed how much better they feel. The chiropractor becomes their health and wellness coach, and medications simply are not needed.
If this drug free, wellness approach appeals to you make an appointment now.