World Wide Web | A Quick Fix for Back Pain (Should I Go See a Chiropractor?) | You have put up with that nagging back pain for weeks, now. You have to do something about it. Surely someone must be able to help. Your thoughts over the last few weeks were that it would probably go away. Unfortunately, it is as bad as ever. You pick up the phone and call your family doctor to make an appointment. He will know what to do. You need quick pain relief and you can get a prescription. The opiates are the most effective pain relieving drugs. Your local doctor doesn't offer you these but does give you a prescription for the latest pain killing drug. Of course, you should know that these should only be taken for a short period of time. The long term taking of the drug can lead to addiction, overdosing or numerous other side effects that are written on the package. You didn't bother to read this because you were in too much pain.
So, your next step is, plan B. Off to your laptop to search for information. Miracle, quick and easy cures are on offer. There are new back pain relief cures in the form of pills, potions and powders. Some suggest needles, lasers, exercise devices. Other pages suggest hot and cold compresses. It is a bit confusing.
If you have backache caused by prostate cancer, kidney stones or as a result of a referred pain from a heart condition, let us hope you have gone for the medication in favour of the ice pack.
What about chiropractic?
As a practising chiropractor for over 30 years I want to let you in on a trade secret. Chiropractic isn't a back pain therapy. Nor is it a quick fix. Chiropractors have a saying which is: there are only two things you can cure, ham and bacon. It is your own body that handles the pain, does the curing, does the healing. It can take some time as it is nature doing its work.
Here is what happens. You have decided not to get a prescription and go down that route. You have scanned through all the web home care and quick fix remedies. You have arrived at the Chiropractor's office. You are here for your back pain. Have you come to the right place?
The chiropractor has training in detecting small displacements of the bones of your spine, sometimes other areas. These displacements change the energy flow in your body. It really is not about your pain. Well, you say, but a lot of people get pain relief from seeing a chiropractor. Yes they do but all the while your chosen chiropractor is there thinking I wonder if this person in front of me is going to get the idea behind the work we are about to do with her. To be more alert, more fun to be around, more free in her activities. Wouldn't it be a great idea to see a chiropractor for the right reason? To see if you had your spine in place or could receive the benefits of chiropractic care, without being in pain.
You see, you more than likely have these spinal displacements in your body, whether you have symptoms or not. You are walking around like a three-quarter used battery and don't even know it. Here is what you want to say to the reception staff when you call to make the first chiropractic office visit.
"I heard that you chiropractors remove the nerve interference from a person's body which is caused by small spinal displacements a person may have developed over their life time. This interference results in a persons lowering of their health potential and well-being. I understand that the work a chiropractor does helps restore normal expression and can lead to a state of optimum health and a chance at a prolonged life".
"I would like to make an appointment for myself, my husband and our three children. We currently have no symptoms and are not keen on developing any in the future. What times do you have?"