If you had debilitating back pain or other discomfort and did not want to delve into the world of painkillers or long physical therapy sessions, would you want to know about another option available? With the opioid dilemma expanding, a nonprescription option for pain relief would be awesome. Well, good news is that there is another option. That option is a chiropractor. Your chiropractor can help alleviate your back pain and get you back on your feet fast.
We have all been to the doctor when we experience pain. Did you know that there was a trained medical professional that is specifically trained in the proper alignment of the spine and pain relief? Maybe you did, but for those who don’t these medical professionals are chiropractors. What many people might not know is the level of education and training chiropractors must go through in order to be licensed. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) identifies these requirements as:
A typical session with a chiropractor could involve a patient laying on a treatment table (Armedica makes a variety of tables) for a spinal alignment. Chiropractors can also use TENS units, which utilize electrical stimulation for pain management (for example the Advanced Orthopedics Dual Channel TENS Unit) and hot and cold packs to alleviate back pain. These hot/cold packs can include the Core Thermal Cervical Contour Pack with the terrycloth cover to protect skin while applying heat/cold therapy.
Back pain can be debilitating and a visit to a chiropractor can be life-changing. If so, what are the benefits of seeing a chiropractor? The World Health Organization does identify chiropractic care as a healthcare profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromuscularskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. The benefits of chiropractic care can include:
Alternative medicine and treatments are becoming increasingly popular. This is especially true in the face of the current epidemic of opioid addiction. Chiropractors can help alleviate back pain as part of a comprehensive wellness program. You should always consult a physician to make sure that chiropractic care is appropriate for you.
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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