Obviously your primary care physician is an important part of your life. These professionals are responsible for helping you overcome most health and wellness related issues and will play a major role in your life over the foreseeable future. However, there are simply times when you need to seek additional treatment options. One such option is chiropractic care, and in many cases studies have found that chiropractors can provide some very real benefits over traditional modern doctors. When it comes to low back pain, sciatica, whiplash, spinal curves, slipped discs, and even things like migraine headaches, knowing how to spot right time to visit a chiropractor is important.
The most obvious way to tell that you may need to seek some chiropractic care is simply when you realize that your regular physician isn’t helping with your pain. Modern methods for pain relief and management usually involve muscle relaxants, painkillers, and stretching. These may very well help alleviate the pain at times, but chiropractic care often delivers results in the short and long term. The reduction of swelling and other problems is usually a very quick occurrence, but by visiting chiropractor regularly you’ll also notice cumulative effects.
The problem that chiropractors consistently face, especially low back pain, is that modern options for treatment are limited. You may be able to enroll in some physical therapy, but beyond that the only options are painkilling medications or, as a last resort, surgeries. Obviously these don’t sound appealing to most, so when you’re facing these as your only choices you may want to look into chiropractic care. Ask your primary physician to be honest with you about your chances of success through the option available to him or her. In most cases you’ll find that the better choice is to look into alternative health care options like chiropractic care.
If you’re in pain, then the time is probably right for chiropractic care. Whether it’s low back pain, the numbness, tingling, and pain of the legs that come with sciatica issues, or some other problem, you owe it to yourself to consider all of your options. In many cases those options will include chiropractors, and in many instances that is indeed the best choice for you to make. Look into what they do and how they differ from traditional doctors and you’ll likely see why the number of patients turning to chiropractors is expected to increase by 16 percent over the next few years.
Dr. David Ingram
Nova Health & Wellness