Over the years, millions of people around the world have used chiropractic care for sports injuries, back and neck pain. There are several factors to consider as chiropractic careis not just aligning the spine, as believed by many
1. Experience of the Chiropractor
Doctors of Chiropracticspend several hundreds of hours honing their craft. While their training prepares them for most situations, there’s nothing like a well-seasoned Chiropractor who has seen many variations of what a lay person might think is the same thing. The Chiropractor will understand the mechanism of injury, your history, thoroughly evaluate the area and take appropriate diagnostics, if necessary. It is entirely possible the Chiropractor may suggest a surgical referral as they have determined the patient may be better off.
2. Options of Treatment
Apart from chiropractic care, there is a whole range of treatments and procedures that are used for treating a patient dealing with a sports injury, back and neck pain. Depending on the condition, your clinical workup and treatment goals, our chiropractors will decide on a line of treatment best suited for you and your lifestyle.
3. Your lifestyle and Treatment Goals
Chiropractic care can vary depending these 2 factors. If you are suffering from low back pain and are leaving for Europe in a few days, your current lifestyle and treatment plan can differ from someone with the same complaint who is not traveling any time soon. It is important that your Chiropractor know this and create a treatment plan accordingly. Another example is the patient who only wants to get out of pain and the patient who wants the same and additionally realizes the need for corrective care as they know just because the pain is gone does not mean the cause of the pain is gone. These two patients will also have different treatment plans because they have very different goals.
Pregnant women often use chiropractic for reducing discomfort and musculoskeletal pain as studies have shown it can do this.