Have you been suffering from endless chronic lower back pain? Have you been searching for back pain relief only to come to a dead end, or find doctors that immediately recommend surgery or medications? If so, you may have questions about chiropractic care and are curious to find out what makes it so different.
Chiropractic care has many advantages. It takes a holistic approach to overall health and well-being, and has the natural ability to successfully prevent recurrent back pain in many cases. In the past, doctors thought that acute back pain episodes only lasted for about 90 days. New research has shown that acute back pain can occur over and over, meaning that if you have one episode of acute back pain, you are more likely to experience more episodes of back pain in the future.
This consistent pain cycle has urged researchers to come up with a plan of action on how to break the cycle of pain. A 2011 study suggests that chiropractic care has the ability to prevent back pain more effectively when compared to other medical treatments and procedures.
In the study, researchers examined the data from a major insurance company. To determine the cost of treatments for almost 900 cases for back pain, researchers discovered that patients receiving traditional care relied more on pain medications and were disabled for a longer period of time compared to chiropractic patients.
Patients who received physician’s care were disabled for approximately 119 days compared to 58 days of disability for patients who received physical therapy treatments and just 49 days of disability for chiropractic patients.
Chiropractic care helps prevent recurring back pain conditions by determining the main cause of your back pain rather than just masking the symptoms. Remember, medications may only hide your pain but do nothing fix it. Taking pain medications, while sometimes necessary, can in the long run, have side effects and make it harder to determine the main issue.
If you have suffered from back pain or have recurring back pain that will not diminish, chiropractic care and physical therapy can help. Combining physical therapy, chiropractic care and medical procedures together provide a progressive solution with old-fashioned care in a synergistic approach to healthcare allowing patients feel relief faster.
If you have been suffering from back pain, we can help! Call Caron Chiropractic Clinic today at 651-255-9999.