Could a Chiropractor Help You?
Have you seen a chiropractor yet for that nagging back pain?
Recently, recommendations have been made to all health practitioners, particularly medical doctors regarding the effective treatment of low back pain. These guidelines have put in the forefront the role that chiropractors can play in helping to eliminate the growing problem that acute, subacute and chronic back pain has become in our society – a yearly medical cost of 6-12 billion dollars in Canada.
Overall, the new guidelines emphasize conservative treatment. First-line therapy should incorporate non-drug therapies such as spinal manipulation therapy. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or muscle relaxants should be considered when non-drug therapy fails. The guidelines strongly discourage the use of opioids.
Your chiropractor can offer a safe, conservative and non-invasive approach to your low-back pain, no matter how long it has been present. Your chiropractor offers a mechanical solution to a mechanical problem.
From the student experiencing neck pain due to long hours spent bent over their books, to the nurse with low back pain, to the athlete who wants to up their game, to the office worker whose shoulders are constantly aching: we are here to help. Every day, our chiropractic doctors help people get back to doing the things they love: whether it is their profession, a sport or hobby they had to give up, or simply the possibility to pick up their grandchildren.
A healthy musculoskeletal (MSK) system contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle. We are pleased to play a role in helping our patients achieve their health goals, however big or small. If you or someone you know has questions about a specific health issue or would like more information about achieving overall health and wellness, we encourage you to contact us and schedule an appointment for an evaluation.