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Seeing Your Chiropractor FIRST May Be Your Smartest Move

If you have a back ache, have pain from a car accident, or other back problems, the key to relief may be as easy as seeing your chiropractor, also known as a Doctor of Chiropractic or simply DC.

Seeing a chiropractor initially for backache pain may also prevent more invasive, dangerous treatments for back problems.

The medical journal, Spine states that, "Reduced odds of surgery were observed for...those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers [with back injuries] who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor." Keeney, et al. This study also found that nearly ¾ of patients who received chiropractic care along with standard medical care reported that pain was better after treatment.

In addition, a Journal of American Medical Association patient page, published April 24, 2013, entitled, “Low Back Pain” reports, “some patients benefit from chiropractic therapy…” The article further goes on to recommend a conservative (i.e., non- invasive) approach when dealing with low back pain.

More and more people are seeing a chiropractor to deal with pain now than ever before. Seeing and following a chiropractor’s recommendations may be the key to prevent a surgery or delay more invasive—and more risky—approaches to back pain issues.

A chiropractor works on alignment of your spine, a common cause of back pain. Your DC will adjust your spine and work with you on certain exercises and stretches, tailored specifically to your needs.  

Your DC undergoes considerable training to deal with the entire musculoskeletal system and can help with low back pain issues. The key to good chiropractic care is modern chiropractic methods and technology.

The DCs at Andresen Active Healthcare utilize the most revolutionary techniques along with a whole-body approach to chiropractic care. They ensure you have the support you need to deal with your back bone pain.

So, why not go to a chiropractor first? You just might find that your pain lessens or disappears and may even prevent further medical treatment.

If you’re in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, or McHenry counties, Andresen Active Healthcare offers the best chiropractic treatment in the area. Call us today and we can develop a chiropractic plan specific for you. 

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