When most people experience chronic back pain, they tend to visit their primary care physician first.
Most doctors prescribe some painkiller or prescription drug that masks their symptoms, opposed to treating the cause.
Each year, between 12 to 14 percent of all adults living in the United States will meet with a physician because of back pain.
In total, musculoskeletal conditions are responsible for 15 percent of all hospital visits, a figure that is expected to grow as the population ages.
When Chiropractors are viewed as primary resources for treating back pain, they can lighten the workload of primary physicians who are not able to offer personal attention to their patients due to how many people they see on a daily basis.
Chiropractics Are Primary Physicians
Most people are surprised to learn that the Chiropractors at AICA Marietta are specifically trained to serve as primary care physicians. Our Chiropractors can diagnose medical conditions, provide treatment solutions and provide referrals to other specialists when needed.
In fact, patients who suffer from chronic back pain who can meet with Chiropractor first can experience:
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to spend so much time bouncing between various medical offices?
Well, you can with Chiropractic care!
Instead of meeting with a physician for back pain treatment before heading over to the Chiropractor’s office, you can make one simply appointment that combines complete diagnosis and treatment.
This allows you to save a tremendous amount of time and energy, while also giving you the ability to re-evaluate your treatment program in real-time.
When patients visit a general practitioner for chronic back pain, they tend to receive painkillers or muscle relaxers to alleviate their suffering. In some cases, invasive surgery might also be recommended.
Chiropractors do not utilize any procedure that is invasive or contains harmful side effects, which positions us to employ organic, conservative healing solutions first before resorting to more aggressive options. We are also experienced in biochemistry and nutrition to help patients live a healthier life by practicing smart diet plans.
Chronic back pain can develop from a variety of sources, but it usually responds well to Chiropractic Adjustments, physiotherapy, and nutritional support—all of which our Marietta Chiropractors specialize in.
Instead of making a primary care appointment to get a referral, patients who suffer from some type of musculoskeletal condition can go straight to a Chiropractor for immediate help.