For the uninitiated, a chiropractic adjustment sounds like a bone crunching experience. Add to this the jokes that are circulated at the expense of chiropractors, as well as the misgivings of those who are simply uninformed about the whole process, and it is not surprising to find that some might still be hesitant to undergo much needed care and instead opt for a host of chemicals such as pain killers. Yet which is better for you – the pain killers or the chiropractic care?
While for some the term alternative care is akin to a stigma of questionable medical practices, this is not the case when it comes to chiropractics. Chiropractors are extensively trained medical professionals who have to undergo four grueling years of study and hands on training before being permitted to apply for licensure. In addition to the foregoing, since chiropractics works in a drug free manner, it is not only safe but also non-invasive, which is why so many have recognized its value.
Obviously, chiropractic care is no panacea for everything that ails you, but if you have musculoskeletal problems, then a chiropractor will most likely be able to quickly and effectively end your pain without so much as one Tylenol! In addition to the foregoing, headaches are known to oftentimes be related to spinal misalignments, and chiropractors have had great success helping headache sufferers finally find some rest and pain free time.
There is of course the chance that a treatment might harm you in some small way, but this happens so infrequently that it is hardly worth mentioning and pales in comparison to the problems associated with the pain killers that are currently on the market. You may feel a bit of discomfort after you receive a chiropractic adjustment, but this condition will fade away within about one day.
What you will experience is a loss of head aches, a reclaiming of joint mobility especially in the neck area, and an increased range of motion. Bending over to pick up your dropped car keys is suddenly no longer a painful process and reaching up to take a can of beans out of your pantry will no longer result in a painful muscle spasm.
It is also interesting to note that much of the success of the treatment rests in your power to guide your chiropractor with not only adequate information but also by explaining how a certain manipulation of the spine has affected you – whether it was a good experience or not so good. Your doctor will actually draw many valuable conclusions from your descriptions and the more detailed you can be, the better.
Last but not least, the use of over the counter pain killers and even steroid injections has been extensively linked to liver and also kidney damage and as such these are never viable alternatives to a well trained chiropractor’s healing touch. So go ahead and make an appointment – you will be amazed how safe and highly effective your chiropractic treatment will be.