Chiropractic: A Great “Conservative Care First” Approach to Pain

November 27, 2014

chiropracticAwareness of chiropractic’s conservative and holistic manner of addressing neck and back pain is on the rise. However, there are still a large number of people who aren’t aware of these benefits. Pain medications, spinal surgeries and injections of steroids are often the band-aid solutions that are used on patients suffering from back pain, yet their causal factors are never addressed.

Basically, these solutions mask the pain and can lead to further complications for patients who have gone through these courses of action. The following are just some of the reasons to consider a conservative care approach:

  • In 2010, there were more deaths linked to the overuse of prescription pain medications than heroin and cocaine deaths combined. One of the biggest problems with pain medications is that they only mask the pain — they don’t aid the healing process.

  • Studies show that spinal fusion surgeries and steroid injections in the spine are on the rise and creating a significant burden on healthcare. While these may be necessary for extreme cases, conservative options, such as chiropractic care, should be exhausted first, while surgery and harmful steroids should be used as a last resort.

  • Due to a focus on whole body healing with specific attention to the causal factors of pain, doctors of chiropractic are consistently rated higher among patients than other healthcare practitioners.

Informing yourself about the available options for your best chance at relieving neck and back pain is critical for your overall well-being. Be sure to speak to your healthcare provider about adding chiropractic care if you’re currently seeing someone for pain. If you suffer from pain or experience an injury, consult with your doctor of chiropractic first, so you can try the conservative care approach before any potentially harmful suggestions.

The bottom line in chiropractic care is this — the conservative care approach is safer and possibly more effective than other potentially harmful solutions. Chiropractic Lifecare of America strives to provide everyone with affordable access to chiropractic care. Call 800.775.7900, or contact us to learn how we can save you up to 50 percent on quality chiropractic care.

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