This blog’s for you.
Back pain is one of the most ubiquitous ailments in America. One-quarter of adults experience it. The US rates for back surgery are five times as high as back surgery in the UK.
Clearly, we in America have a back issue.
Part of the answer lies in our medicinal model of health. While America is the seat of much innovation and technology, it’s also a place where those inventions are relied upon greatly.
It’s also a place where people work more and have less time for family and personal recreation – where the emphasis is on individuality and independence, rather than relationship and interdependence.
All of these broad strokes paint personal life regarding achievement to be reached.
And that leads to pain and disappointment.
In short – to back pain.
Dr. John Sarno has written on the connection between back pain and the mind. His findings are that many of the pains we experience in our backs can be traced not to physical factors, but to emotional ones.
While the physical pain we experience may be triggered by a real issue in the spine, the problem is not as debilitating or painful as we feel it be.
The right chiropractor is one who recognizes that your body and your mind are interrelated.
That you don’t need surgery at the drop of a hat; who will keep you from surgery by helping you find the pain and issues in your spine through low impact treatment with the option of increased procedures if there isn’t the improvement that you want.
Make sure that you collect references on any potential Chiropractor. Knowing the prognosis of the doctor’s patients is an important measure of his success.
You can also see if the Chiropractor’s style will fit what you find comfortable. Is the Chiropractor aggressive? Is the Chiropractor easy to speak with and have a sensitive style?
Different people prefer unique personalities, and if you do your homework, you’ll find out what fits best with you.
Many Chiropractors offer nutrition and weight loss. It’s fine to find a Chiropractor who offers additional specialties but doesn’t base your decision on these to the exclusion of real qualifiers.
Think about what you’re looking for when you’ve got back issues.
You bent over and realized your spine learned ninjutsu, and it’s put you in a death lock. When it’s you versus your back – you’re going to lose.
So you’re going to the chiro to get real help for a real problem – whether that is based on emotion or the physical – the Chiropractor is your only guide on the road to back health, so make sure back health takes center stage during treatment, and save the weight loss for a weight loss specialist.