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When many people think of back pain, they think of just that—pain in the back. But it can also have significant consequences that you may not even be aware of such as headaches, digestive issues, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and immune system dysfunction (you could get sicker, quicker!).
Missing days of work due to back pain is common. But many people still go to work to avoid falling behind. The impacts of the underlying pain can drastically affect productivity, as symptoms can be very distracting. According to one survey, chronic back pain contributed to 16.7 minutes per day of work lost to pain. While that might not seem like much, it added up to $1.21 million in lost work for the company surveyed.
Highly effective, non-invasive treatments, such as chiropractic care, have been proven to reduce the symptoms of back pain as well as improve function and mobility. In fact, based on the success seen in patients, The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends that physicians and patients treat low back pain with non-drug therapies such as spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments, superficial heat, massage, or acupuncture.
Chiropractic care can give long-term relief from back pain by:
Your chiropractor is your partner in health and will work with you to develop the best, personalized care plan to help regain and maintain your health.
Since this might be your first time visiting a chiropractor, we wanted to make sure you knew exactly what to expect!
Prior to your visit, write down some notes about your symptoms (e.g. what relieves it? What makes it worse? Is it achy and dull, or sharp and stabbing?). You may also have questions about what your treatment will include, or how long it might take for you to notice a change in your symptoms. Bring these notes to your session to help your chiropractor understand your unique situation. Also, dress comfortably! Your chiropractor will likely ask you to perform some movement activities during the visit.
To kick off a truly personalized healing experience, your chiropractor will:
No two people are the same, and neither are the treatment plans to help restore mobility and function. Your chiropractor will create a unique and customized plan of care that addresses the root of your pain, your preferred activities, and your baseline pain levels that caused your limitations to begin with. Your chiropractor is your partner in health, putting you at the center of your medical care. Our goal is to empower you to actively contribute to your recover and in doing so, you will also be prepared to know how to keep your mobility on your own while also maintaining progress with your chiropractor.
Factoring in all these considerations, your chiropractor will incorporate your specific goals, with their objective findings, and create a treatment plan tailored for you. This can include:
Don’t suffer in silence—let MCR Chiropractic help! Using a personalized, holistic approach to your wellbeing, we can significantly reduce your discomfort, enhance your body’s ability to heal itself naturally, and get you back to what you love. You can find a chiropractic clinic near you by visiting our website.
To learn more, call any MCR Chiropractic location or complete the form below to request an appointment.