Has someone recommended chiropractic care for your pain? Are you wondering if this natural pain relief approach is right for you?
Consider joining the millions who have benefitted from chiropractic care!
Chiropractors often work with patients who’ve never used natural pain relief before and question its effectiveness. Chiropractors often encounter patients who don’t trust drug-free treatment or non-MD providers. The following facts might help you better appreciate an approach such as chiropractic care!
Are you aware that chiropractic care, aside from relieving your pain, can help you avoid surgical procedures and the use of addictive pain medications?
A 2013 study found that patients who first saw a chiropractor for back injuries were only 1.5% likely to have surgery, while patients who first saw a surgeon were 42.7% likely to have surgery. Another study that year concluded that chiropractic care together with standard medical care significantly decreases pain and improves function.
Address your concerns and take steps to maximize pain management and recovery
Your hesitancy to consider chiropractic care could be based on other misperceptions about chiropractic care such as costs, time and speed of recovery.
Chiropractic care is far less expensive than surgery and addiction but like traditional medical care is often covered by your insurance.
Call your insurance company. Often chiropractic care is fully covered or covered with a co-pay by your health plan. Check with your employer or (if applicable) your spouse’s employer. Many companies offer wellness benefits outside of health insurance that may pay for your chiropractic care. Also, talk to your chiropractor. Most offices offer payment plans or discounts to make care more affordable.
Talk to your chiropractor about your schedule. Chiropractors excel at providing a personalized plan, customized to your health and scheduling needs. Also, consider the alternative—time out of work after surgery. Often chiropractors are able to get to the root of your pain more quickly than with traditional treatment. By finding and addressing the cause of your pain, chiropractic care usually reduces your overall time spent treating your pain, giving you long lasting results.
As you make decisions concerning what care is best for you, ask questions and openly communicate with your healthcare team.
It also helps to have a friend or loved one walk through your care plan with you. Share your goals, schedule and results with this person. Not only can they help you stay accountable for appointments or provide a ride when you might need one, but they can check in with you about how you’re feeling. A loved one can give honest feedback of what’s working and what’s not.