Chronic back pain is a constant problem in the United States. According to a Gallop poll, an estimated 29 million adults say they saw a chiropractor in the last five years. The number one complaint of new chiropractic patients is back pain. So why are so many people turning to chiropractors for their chronic pain? Let us take a look.
What does a Chiropractor do?
Chiropractors try to solve the mystery of why you are experiencing pain. Using different diagnostic tools like x-rays and exams, your chiropractor will get to the bottom of your pain. Once the problem is discovered, they use different treatment methods to lessen and even eliminate your pain. Using adjustments, chiropractors correct your body’s weight distribution, posture and alignment which takes pressure off your spine.
How long does it take to get pain relief?
Some patients report a significant pain reduction in just one treatment! But in most cases, you will have to see your chiropractor more than once, sometimes several times a week for a period of months, to be pain-free. Every patient’s case is different, so every treatment plan is different. The key to any treatment plan is consistency. That being said, it is important to follow your chiropractor’s recommendation and go as many times as necessary.
Do Chiropractors just treat back pain?
No! Chiropractic care can help treat neck pain, hip pain, headaches, migraines, insomnia, chronic fatigue, and a whole list of other common health complaints. Chiropractic care is about improving your overall physical health by keeping your spine and nervous system healthy. Pain relief is a big reason people initially seek chiropractic care, but the significant improvements in their overall health keep them as lifelong patients.
Curious about what chiropractic care can do for you and your health? Come see the chiropractors at Posture Doc today!