Myth Busting: “My Pain Is Too Bad to See a Chiropractor!”

Abbie SawyerThe Research, Your Best Life

A common belief that we often hear is that an individual is in too much pain to be seen and treated by a chiropractor – is this true? 

We are happy to report that this is actually false!

What is true is that there are times when an adjustment may not be utilized. For example, in acute pain cases, spending time working on other things and giving the body a day or two to decrease irritation before implementing an adjustment can be most beneficial.

As chiropractors and physical therapists, we are well-versed in many pain management strategies that we can utilize to immediately assess and begin to alleviate pain. This includes stretches, exercises, and lifestyle modifications. Starting with conservative care may be the best option for those with high pain levels. Many times, pain can be due to something benign and be effectively treated by a chiropractor or physical therapist. 

However, there are red flags that one needs to be aware of which may tell you to seek emergency medical help. When you see these signs, please go straight to the emergency room: 

  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Blood in urine/stool
  • Sudden and rapid loss of motor control

If you are not having these symptoms, odds are high that starting with chiropractic care and physical therapy will reduce your pain, expedite your recovery, AND reduce your overall healthcare costs. 

Give us a call today to get scheduled!

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