Back pain represents one of the most common physical problems faced by people, with millions each year complaining of problems. There are addictive medications and dangerous, invasive surgeries that can try to alleviate the daily pain; but could there be a better option as well? You’ve no doubt heard of a chiropractor by now, so do you know what they can do for you? Read on for nine reasons why they’re probably the best option for relieving your pain!
9 Reasons Chiropractor Is The Best Option For Relieving Your Pain
1. They Have The Best Training For The Task
General physicians are an excellent source of medical information and help. To most UK residents it would seem like they would be the best place to go to get back help; but your back is a “horse of a different color”. It takes special help and techniques to relieve back pain, and chiropractors spend years getting the proper training. You wouldn’t ask a plumber to fix a problem with your electricity, so why would you ask a doctor who knows little about back pain to fix yours?
2. They Are Especially Good With The Elderly…
Like it or not, our bodies begin to break down as we age. There comes a point where our body just can’t fix the daily aches and pains that we get overnight, and we are forced to seek outside help. Chiropractors all go through training that makes them especially capable of helping the elderly with their back and joint pain. These doctors have an extensive knowledge of how bones and muscles age and the problems that this causes.
3. …And Do Alright With The Children As Well
Many parents would not consider the idea of bringing their child to a chiropractor. Kids bodies make them seem like superheroes most of the time: they heal from the most outrageous accidents, bumps and bruises like it is no big deal. Kids will sometimes face serious problems though, and a good chiropractor will be able to use great techniques that work ALONGSIDE the natural healing acumen of a child’s body. Small problems in childhood can become big ones later in life, it is a chiropractors job to prevent that from happening.
4. Chiropractors Are The Best Place To Go After An Accident Or Injury
Try as we might, accidents are bound to happen. Sometimes we are lucky enough to escape without injury; but more often than not we end up with a lingering problem that natural healing is not going to be able to take care of. Many people choose to soldier on anyways, believing that they can grit their teeth and force their way through the pain regardless of the situation. In most cases this only leads to further injury. The smart thing to do is visit a chiropractor, they can fix the problem once and for all, and if you go right a way that means saving yourself from a lot of physical and financial pain.
5. Chiropractors Reduce Stress
Before we talk about the physical issues that chiropractors are able to help with, let’s talk about an issue that everyone deals with: stress. No matter how easy our lives are we all deal with it at some point, and the effects are never just mental. Your muscles tighten up and your bones become brittle because vitamins aren’t able to get to them. A chiropractor can ease these ailments and get your body back on the right track.
6. Headaches And Sciatica Are Quickly Dealt With
These two ailments are more common than you would think. They are often caused by long-term stresses on the body, and most decide to treat these problems with medication. There is a better (and cheaper) way though. Qualified chiropractors know how to manipulate the spine, hip, and legs to ease the pain of both sciatica and headaches (that’s right, the source of headaches is rarely in the head)!
7. They’re The Best At Easing Joint Pain
Most people will find themselves visiting a chiropractor to deal with some form of joint pain. This usually starts in the back; but can also involve: ankles, knees, elbows and wrists. Chiropractors know almost all of the causes of these problems, and will be able to set the exact treatment regimen that you need to bring your body back to normal operating capacity.
8. They Care About Your Head Too: Specifically Your Neck
Neck problems come right after back problems on the list of most common pain areas that adults are dealing with. Holding up our heads is something that the human body never entirely gets used to, and everyone will deal with neck pain at some point. A good massage and a set of neck strengthening exercises to take home will help the problem, and you can only get these from a certified chiropractor.
9. They Can Fix Your Posture
If you take a minute to look around at the people that you interact with on a daily basis (and we mean REALLY look at them), you’ll be amazed to see that almost all of them are dealing with some sort of posture issue. Chances are that you are as well. This may not seem like a big deal, it is more of a quirk than anything else. That’s a dangerous way to think about things though, as posture issues will prove dangerous to your entire skeletal system (and even your organs) as time goes on. If you have a posture issue, a chiropractor can correct it.
There is so much that a chiropractor can do for you, and all you have to do is stop by and visit! A better you is waiting to come out, so don’t delay and set up an appointment.
By Geoff Roy
Geoff Roy gives advice on various back problems for those suffering with back pain.
Photo: Taber Andrew Bain