How Chiropractic Helps When Pain Persists
By Sandy Schroeder
Most people can endure short bursts of pain or discomfort. But when pain arrives, and simply does not go away, everything is different. When that ongoing back, neck or sciatica leg pain continues, and over-the counter or prescription pain pills simply do not solve the problem, you need better answers.
That’s where The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you may be the answer you need. Licensed chiropractors staff a comprehensive wellness center that’s geared to help you seek pain relief, providing natural, drug-free treatment.
The Chiropractic Approach
When you come in, your chiropractor will explain how chiropractic works. The spine houses the delicate nervous system that controls and coordinates all of the muscles, organs and tissues of the body. Your chiropractor believes that aligning the spine may be the way to help you find relief without resorting to medications or surgery.
Your chiropractor will ask about your pain, your daily routine and your medical history. Wear comfortable clothing. Your chiropractor will have you lie on your stomach as a spinal adjustment is used to correct any dysfunctions in your spine. You may experience pain relief in the neck, back, sciatica, or other joints. Many patients also note other benefits such as better digestion, improved metabolism, more mental clarity or more energy.
Wellness is a very individual thing. You and your chiropractor can evaluate the results of your adjustment and the ongoing needs of your life to shape the treatment plan that fits you.
I have known many people who have used chiropractic to seek pain relief. Some had sciatica, others had ongoing back or neck pain. But in each case, their chiropractor worked with them to find solutions.
Overall, patient satisfaction with chiropractic has proven to be very widespread. Many examples around the country have been reported, according to 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 concluded 9.1 out of 10 patients indicated 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, such as primary care physicians, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons, it was found that people visiting a chiropractor had a higher degree of satisfaction in the care they received.
If you want to find out more, stop by The Joint Chiropractic and start asking questions. The Joint makes it easy. Private, affordable health care programs have replaced the hassle of insurance. Walk-in visits are welcome and evening and weekend hours are available.