When Pain Gets a Grip, See Your Chiropractor
By Sandy Schroeder
One minute everything seems fine. The next minute, there is a definite problem. It could be a sprained ankle, whiplash from an accident, the aftermath of a fall at home, severe back pain, or a sciatic nerve attack. The overriding issue is pain, and how soon it can be stopped.
Finding a source of drug-free pain relief can be as easy as visiting The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint’s professional staff of licensed chiropractors sees everyone from teens to seniors on a daily basis.
Overall, the chiropractor’s goal is to seek pain relief, returning the individual to a normal routine, without using pain medications or surgery.
How Your Chiropractor Helps
When you come in, your chiropractor will ask about your pain, your normal routine, and your medical history. If it seems beneficial, a spinal adjustment will be done to correct any dysfunctions.
Your chiropractor believes a healthy spine can help you be healthier overall.
When a spinal adjustment is done, you may feel far-reaching pain relief in the neck, back, sciatic nerve, or other joint areas. You may also experience more energy, more alertness, better digestion or improved metabolism.
As you evaluate your results, you may want to set up regular chiropractic treatments, and explore other wellness issues relating to posture, stress, weight, or work schedules.
I have watched an assortment of people deal with pain, using their chiropractors to find their way back. Lower back pain proved to be a very painful and lengthy process. Painful knees were ongoing, and stiff and sore necks took some time. But in the end, all of the issues were resolved with their chiropractors’ help.
This pattern of patient satisfaction is being repeated around the country. Avoiding surgery, and cutting costs, have been cited as chiropractic benefits. The journal Spine included a study that said the odds of surgery were reduced when the first provider was a chiropractor. When the first provider was a surgeon, 42 percent of workers with back injuries had surgery. When the workers saw a chiropractor first, only 1.5 percent had surgery. Think about those numbers and the expense attached to each.
In another study of Blue Cross Blue Shield patients in Tennessee, an analysis showed low back pain, that began first with a chiropractor, saved 40 percent on health care costs, in comparison with care begun through a physician.
If you would like to learn more about the chiropractic approach to pain, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community. Everything is easier at The Joint
An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits convenient. And walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.