Back Pain And Health Policy: Trust Chiropractors To Have A Positive Role In Affecting Both Issues

If you suffer from back pain, you'll do yourself the greatest favor by learning everything you can about the various procedures, drugs, and therapies that are proven to reduce back discomfort. You must become aware of all of the choices available to you in order to make the best decisions about your own treatment plan.  

You may fear solutions that involve invasive surgery or addictive painkillers, since the expense, disruption, and risks involved in these choices can be substantial. If you feel you've run out of options you can live with, it's time to learn more about the various chiropractic methods for dealing with back pain.  

Your chiropractor cares about all of you.

Your body is a complex and wonderful machine made up of various systems that interact with each other. Doctors of chiropractic don't just give you a pill to cover up the pain, because they know that the pill may have negative side effects while not actually changing the reason for your pain. 

In the chiropractor's office, a variety of treatments may be used, from spinal manipulation to physical therapy exercises. They may use ultrasound or laser treatments to improve your condition.You'll learn about new ways to move and use your body to improve posture and reduce pressure on the spine.

You don't have to give up your other doctors to seek chiropractic treatment, since chiropractors are happy to work with surgeons and pain management doctors to fine-tune your healing.

Research proves that chiropractic care does ease back pain.

Some people still don't trust chiropractic medicine, since they wrongly believe that it isn't "scientific." But chiropractic therapies continue to be studied and evaluated for their effectiveness, and the studies show that many people do get relief from chiropractic care.

In one recent study of lower back pain, some participants saw significant pain relief from chiropractic spinal manipulation, while some did not see any reduction in pain. Although this specific chiropractic therapy wasn't 100% successful at eliminating all of the subjects' lower back pain, researchers are excited about this study. They can now focus on additional treatments and solutions to help the patients who did not benefit. 

Chiropractic treatment plays a vital role in health care.

Even the U.S. military recognizes the importance of access to chiropractic care as part of a patient's total wellness plan. Chiropractors fought for and won the privilege to proudly treat our nation's military members and veterans.

Today, chiropractors are hoping to be appointed to serve in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, providing their nation with leadership during emergency and non-emergency public health events. H. R. 3851, if approved, would bring chiropractors onto the USPHS team to help our nation deal with poor health, disease, and overall health policy.

Contact your representatives and encourage them to say yes to chiropractors in the USPHS, so that all voices in the health care system can play a role.

Don't be shy about contacting a chiropractor to explore the ways they can help you ease your back pain and improve your overall health. Chiropractors are trained to listen, to care, and to tailor each therapy plan to work for the individual. You can trust them to take your pain seriously and to use their skills and knowledge to make you feel better.