Avoiding the Chiropractor Can Lead to More Problems
Your back hurts. You struggle through it because you’re busy. You come up with a million and one reasons as to why you don’t want to go to the chiropractor. This can be a mistake because it can lead to more problems. Your back pain is unlikely to go away on its own.
Back pain can get progressively worse. If you have compression, then the compression isn’t going to go away until you have some kind of traction or decompression therapy. If your back continues to compress, you could end up with sciatica.
If you have degeneration and don’t know it, the discs are going to get thinner and the pain is going to get worse. You won’t know to make changes in your routine, and it may not be until you are in significant amounts of pain before you finally seek the help of a chiropractor.
When you go to a chiropractor, you learn what is causing your pain. X-rays are taken to show the chiropractor the condition of your spine. The x-rays have the ability to show a lot of different things, and if there’s something concerning within the images, additional diagnostic exams may be ordered, such as a cat-scan or MRI.
Ultimately, the chiropractor is using the diagnostic images to be able to make a complete and accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis, you can find out more about what has been going on and take some preventative measures towards ensuring it doesn’t get any worse than it already is.
Treatment plans are customized to meet your individual needs. You may need 6 to 12 weeks of chiropractic adjustments, or you may need weekly traction therapy in order to make improvements to the condition.
Back pain is usually a warning sign from your body that something is wrong, so it pays to listen. When you listen and then act, you take a step towards removing that pain and living a healthier life.
You should be visiting the chiropractor on a regular basis, even when you’re not in pain. This is to ensure that your spine has the correct curve and there is no compression. It can also help to keep you healthy by exploring various supplements and improving your mobility. There are a lot of ways that a chiropractor can improve your overall health and enjoyment of life, but none of that is possible until you take the first step.