I could not believe it had been nearly five months since my last post! Wow! Life gets busy. I have been jotting down ideas for posts and I intend to get back to weekly, or at least monthly 🙂 posts again very soon.
I saw some statistics today above pain killers that I could not wait to post. Please take a look at my previous post from today.
Chiropractic care is almost always going to be your most conservative approach to addressing your aches and pains. More than likely, if you go to an MD you will be recommended muscle relaxants, NSAIDS, and opiods for your pain. Not one of which will get to the cause of your pain. If these fail to work, you are likely to be referred to a orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeons do surgery folks, they will inevitably find a reason to want to do surgery on you.
When contemplating surgery it is important to understand the rule of thirds: 1/3 get better, 1/3 have no change, and 1/3 get worse. Who would like to try their odds?? Me neither.
Chiropractors are NON-SURGICAL musculoskeletal specialists! It’s time to begin to think of us as your FIRST CHOICE in care for your aches and pains. Especially low back and neck pain which plagues an overwhelming amount of the population. Keep in mind though, that we also treat extremities for those of you out there trying to ignore that ache in your shoulder or that clicking in your knee. You know who you are!
Who do you go to when you have a tooth ache? The dentist, right? Who do you go to for your glasses? The optometrist, right? So why aren’t you going to the aches and pains specialist (CHIROPRACTORS, of course) when you have aches and pains??
The more dangerous and invasive options will always be there for you in the event that a chiropractor is unable to help, which isn’t likely 🙂
If you have surgery, and it doesn’t resolve your pain, you don’t get a “do over”. Your in luck anyway! Chiropractors manage failed surgery patients pain all the time. It’s just a shame that many of these folks may have prevented the need for surgery if they had met their chiropractors sooner.
Friends, family, and strangers please be good to one another and have a wonderful weekend!