Millions of people across the country suffer from back pain costing the UK millions of pounds every year in lost work time. So, why do so many people suffer in silence when there are better solutions to relieving back pain than lying on a hard floor for a couple of weeks?
Pain killers have their place in medicine when used responsibly. But the need to take pain killers multiple times every day is causing more harm to your liver and kidneys while having minimal effect on your back pain. How can you relieve the effects of back pain? Many think that a long soak in a nice warm bath will relieve the aches and strains of a long day at work. To be honest, the benefits of a long soak are relaxing and for certain conditions, provide some brief relief.
However, back pain is a different issue and one that needs to be addressed by a professional. If you have complained to your GP about back pain and got nowhere, ask the GP to refer you to a chiropractor. Here is the problem that GPs have faced over generations – back pain is hard to prove and hard to disprove. So, malingerers have long used back pain as an excuse to be signed off from work. This is why GPs across the land are reluctant to offer serious consideration to genuine back pain sufferers.
Taking back pain seriously
The solution to back pain is literally at our fingertips. The Yellow Pages are full of advertisements for chiropractors and you can often find one near your home. Chiropractor treatment is covered by many private healthcare providers. You can check first with your healthcare provider if you have coverage, so you can insist that your GP refers you to one. On the other hand, treatment is well within the financial reach of most working people who don’t have insurance.
A chiropractor will assess your back pain issues and develop a treatment plan that will have you pain-free in the shortest time. Don’t be apprehensive about your chiropractor consultation, as these health care professionals are part of the community and provide an invaluable service to thousands of patients every year. Chiropractors are well versed in human anatomy and in particular, they have an in-depth knowledge of the joints and muscles connected to the spine. They have specialised in this particular medical field and they will gently manipulate your spine.
Do joint manipulations of the spine hurt?
No, your chiropractor will not hurt you. Although, your first visit may offer a few surprises when you are lying on your belly, and you are told to exhale and you hear a loud crack. You will not feel any pain. Your overall experience when visiting your chiropractor will be pleasant.
Do chiropractors have medical qualifications?
Chiropractors are university educated and are not what other people would call quack doctors. They are recognised as equals with doctors, physiotherapists, and other health care professionals. You are in safe hands when you visit a chiropractor.
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