As you age, the neck and back can start or worsen if it’s been present. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Chiropractors are often seen as the ideal choice for resolving this pain; but why?
The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also directly result from diseases of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss.
This back and neck pain can easily interrupt important parts of your life, causing pain, suffering, and making you uncomfortable. The Palmer Institute of Chiropractic found that 57% of adults are likely to see a chiropractor for neck or back pain. With another half of the adult population agreeing on this, it becomes abundantly clear why chiropractors are seen as the ideal choice: they know what they are doing when it comes to neck and back pain.
In addition to a majority saying they would see a chiropractor for neck and back pain, a majority of U.S. adults think chiropractors are effective at treating neck and back pain. Instead of leaving excessive pain in the hands of your primary care physician, it’s recommended that you see your chiropractor for care first. Since well-educated and certified chiropractors are a viable first option, it makes more sense to make an appointment with them first to take care of your pain as soon as possible.
Not only do we recommend that you see a chiropractor first, but 29% of Americans agree that they would see a chiropractor first.Read More