Having low back pain can impact daily lives.
It is one of the most common pains that people complain about. The pain can range from a dull to sharp ache that makes it hard to move. But did you know that anyone can get low back pain? Below are some fast facts about lower back pain that you need to know about.
- More than 1/3 of American adults claim that low back pain affected their lives in engaging different tasks. Activities that are mostly affected by low back pain include exercise (38%), sleep (37%) and daily living (39%) in general.
- Around 72% of Americans who suffer from low back pain use pain medications to relieve symptoms. However, 55% use cold or heat packs as home remedy in treating low back pain.
There are two different types of chiropractors that see patients-pain relief and wellness. Pain relief chiropractors are focused solely on getting you pain and when that occurs they release you from care and you are on your way. Wellness chiropractors are focused on getting to the root cause of your problem that is causing you pain or dis-ease. Lets look at the difference.
Pain relief chiropractors focus is on getting you out of pain. They use a variety of tools outside of adjusting to get relief. The care plan is directed towards getting you out of pain and once that has happened you are released from care with a call me when you need me. Often the patient doesn’t know that the problem hasn’t fully been corrected and that over time the subluxation pattern will return back to its pain generating state. Then the patient has two choices: go back to get adjusted or say that chiropractic doesn’t work. Most people come in for pain relief don’t get me wrong. Isn’t that what we have been brought up on take Tylenol for quick relief, no pain no problem, take aspirin for those normal headaches? Who has normal headaches I haven’t had any headaches for years! But what if there was more to chiropractic?
Wellness chiropractic is what we focus on at Discover Life Chiropractic. We have taken the approach that most patients don’t want to be on the revolving pain train; get out of pain, go a few months, come back in pain, get adjusted, and repeat the cycle. Wellness chiropractic is focused on detecting your problem that is causing your pain and directing our energy at fixing the problem. This may involve chiropractic, exercise, massage, posture correction, referrals to other healthcare professionals, nutrition, and weight loss. By using computerized technology we can image your nerve system and posture to look underneath the surface and see if chiropractic is the answer or one of the answers. Then we can design a program of chiropractic care and ancillary services that are focused on correcting the cause of your problem. Then our patients have tools outside the office to self manage their problem on a daily basis. Wouldn’t you want to help yourself be healthy. This is why we exercise, diet, manage our stress it helps us become healthier over time. Our patients are more successful, happier and spend less time and money in my office. Check out our video testimonial page and You Tube videos. Happy patients with life changing results. This is why our office is named Discover Life Chiropractic.