Eight out of ten people suffer from some form of back pain in their lifetime, due either to poor muscle tone, bad posture, athletic or other injuries, disk problems, or a problem in the legs or buttocks. Emotional stress, long periods of inactivity, repetitive strain and heavy physical work can also cause back pain.
If you do have back pain, do not rush to a medical doctor. Instead, visit a chiropractor. Chiropractic is the third largest doctoral-level health profession, after medicine and dentistry. It is covered by most insurance policies and addresses lower back pain, neck problems, headaches and other chronic pain, and all sorts of athletic injuries.
Chiropractic is a system of therapy that returns the body to a balanced state by manipulating the spine and joints to restore normal motion and reduce any nerve interference. Many diseases are connected to poor alignment of the vertebrae. Chiropractors treat disease by manipulating the vertebrae in order to relieve pressure on the nerves.
Chiropractors are extremely well trained, so you can feel confident in a a chiropractor’s hands. If they can’t help you, they will let you know and will recommend that you consult a medical doctor. Finding the right doctor of chiropractic is just as important as finding the right dentist or medical doctor. It is best to get a recommendation from a friend or medical professional. You may even be able to get a referral through your health insurance.