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Why You Need a Second Opinion on Back Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

Many people who experience back pain quickly head to the doctor to get some relief. While this is a great option in many instances, it’s not always the best course of action for the back. While many doctors will help you with the pain by giving you medication, regular doctors simply aren’t experts on this area of the body. Because of this, it can be incredibly beneficial to look for a second opinion, preferably from a spinal expert, in order to get the best care and the most relief. Check out these reasons why you should consider seeing a chiropractor for your back pain, and why a second opinion from an expert never hurts.

Chiropractors Will Go After the Cause, Not the Symptoms

An important difference between getting medication for pain and getting chiropractic care for pain is the distinction between treating the symptoms and treating the cause. When we take pain medication, we are very often simply masking the symptom … pain. Of course there are solid reasons for taking pain medication, but sometimes another course of action may be a better choice for eliminating the pain long-term. Chiropractors attack the pain at its source. They search for problem areas along the spine, and then use spinal manipulation to correct them. This can eliminate pain now, but it also eliminates the source of the pain, which means greater comfort in the future as well.

Chiropractic Care is Noninvasive

Another reason why chiropractic care is so great is because it is a noninvasive approach to your health. There aren’t any needles or surgeries or crazy contraptions. Those things are sometimes needed, but you won’t find them in the clinic. Instead, you’ll find a gentle approach that guides your body to better health.

Chiropractic Care vs. Medication: Surprising Results

If you’re still not convinced, you might be interested in the long-term effects of treating pain with these two methods. Recent research has actually found that a combination of regular exercise and chiropractic care is far more effective in managing pain than the long-term use of pain medication. This means that if you’re truly looking for relief and better health, chiropractic care may be the far better option.

If you would like to find quality chiropractic care from a chiropractor you can trust, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is a stress-free, enjoyable experience. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need, but without the extra worry or hassle. Sometimes we need invasive care to get and stay healthy, but more often than not, a little prevention can go a long way. Protect your health and feel your best right away with a quick trip to The Joint today.

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