Patients often come to us with little understanding of the benefits of chiropractic care. Let’s explore them!

What the research says:

Clinical Practice Guidelines are a series of documents compiling the best evidence (meta-analysis) to address a specific medical condition. These Guidelines state that manual therapy that chiropractors perform, both soft tissue mobilization and chiropractic adjustments or mobilizations, should be used in chronic low back pain, chronic low back pain with leg symptoms, acute low back pain, acute neck pain, subacute neck pain with headaches and chronic neck pain with headaches. These all received an A or B rating according to the meta-analysis of all research studies for these particular conditions. 

The research says that providers should recommend manual therapy for the complaints listed above before anything else, especially opioids or over the counter pain medications. Unfortunately, often times medication is the first recommendation – contributing to the opioid epidemic.

Pain reduction and relief:

Musculoskeletal pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States every year. Back pain and neck pain are the most talked about, but there are a lot of people who’s pain keeps them from completing normal activities of daily life. Unfortunately, chiropractic care isn’t as “mainstream” for pain relief, but evidence based providers are trying to change the narrative.

Improved athletic performance:

Many of our patients choose chiropractic care because they want to increase their athletic performance. Increased joint mobility and decreased pain will improve performance. Our office’s providers are a good mix of athletes and former athletes. Our experience gives us a unique perspective and approach to help you reach your goals, whatever they might be. We also have a training facility on site to assess movement patterns and performance. 

Patient satisfaction:

Most people who seek chiropractic care experience a high level of satisfaction with their treatment results and benefits. This is likely due to the reduction in pain and increased ability to perform activities of daily living. Both benefits lead to an improved outlook and quality of life.

Unfortunately, not everyone that visits a chiropractor has a good experience.  There are many reasons that patient decides to change providers. Like any other profession, there can be bad chiropractors out there. And sometimes, you just don’t care for the first provider that you see and that’s ok. Luckily, there are plenty more to choose from!

If you have any questions about chiropractic care and if it is a good fit for you, leave a comment or give us a call.