Why Choose Chiropractic First?
Too often in mainstream medical care, patients are prescribed pain control medications and follow a wait-and-see approach for lower back pain. Yes it’s true that some patients will get better on their own, because the body heals itself (not the pain pills). However, if there is an underlying problem such as poor posture, the lower back pain will likely to reoccur throughout a person’s lifetime. If the problem is never corrected it can lead to more damage long term and could eventually lead to surgery. Just like a car that doesn’t get regular maintenance performed ends up in a repair shop, a person who doesn’t take care of their body eventually may end up in the hospital.
Blue Cross Blue Shield is one of the largest healthcare insurers in our country. They have performed studies that help prove chiropractic care not only is effective for treating lower back and neck pain, but it saves money in the long run. One study over a 7 year period showed that their members (patients) under chiropractic care had “demonstrated decreases of 60.2% in-hospital admissions, 59.0% hospital days, 62.0% outpatient surgeries and procedures, and 85% pharmaceutical costs”. Last time I checked hospital visits and surgeries are very expensive compared to chiropractic care. Not only that, I can’t say that I would like to spend weeks in the hospital if I didn’t have to.
I hope this helps illustrate why you should choose chiropractic first. Lower back pain is not all that we treat, although it is probably what we are best known for treating. We normally treat headaches, neck pain, sciatica, and sports injuries to name a few. Please feel free to call to set up an appointment to see exactly what we can do for you.
Yours in health,