One of the most common areas of pain is lower back pain. Treatment can range from medications to injections to surgery.
The problem with these treatments is that they are not always effective and have the burden of side effects. For example, opioids, which are prescribed for lower back pain, are now causing an epidemic in overuse and overdose.
Many people avoid going to the chiropractor because they say they cannot afford it. If you have health insurance, you may be able to get the insurance company to pay for all or most of the visit. There are just a few things that you will need to do.
The first thing to do is call the chiropractor’s office. Tell them what kind of insurance you have and then ask if they accept it. If they do, take it a step further and ask them to tell you if there is any co-pay associated with the visit. This will depend on the specific plan you have with your insurance company. Knowing what your out of pocket expense to the chiropractor is will help you to budget prior to going in for the visit.
Not being able to move the way you used to can start to effect the way you live your life. You may be in a lot of back pain and it only gets worse when you move. After a while, you may start to change the way you do things. You may not be as active and this can actually make matters worse because your muscles weaken. You need a strong back and core in order to prevent back pain, so being active is one of the best things that you can do for yourself.
Visiting the chiropractor can help you to get a lot of your mobility back. After sitting for extended periods of time, your spine begins to compress. It’s proof that gravity works because the spine starts to sit on top of the lower spine and this can start to cause a lot of pain. It can limit the amount you move without having to wince in pain.
When you are going to a chiropractor, it’s important to know how to prepare. You want to be as comfortable as possible when you’re receiving chiropractic treatment, as well as with what’s going to happen.
Know your aches and pains. Be able to identify where it hurts, what’s sore, and what movements you can and cannot make. Being able to describe what’s going on with your body will allow the chiropractor to make the most effective adjustment during your visit.
Somewhere along the line, people began making the assumption that chiropractic care was only for adults. This is not true. When you go to an experienced chiropractor, anyone in the family can benefit. This includes infants, teens, adults, and seniors. The chiropractor simply adjusts the approach that is used in order to make improvements.
You may wonder why an infant would have to (or want to) see a chiropractor because they are so young and haven’t had the chance to be injured. However, colic is very common for babies. They can cry and cry and it is because they are in gastrointestinal distress.
There are a lot of things going on inside your body during a pregnancy. As the baby gets larger, there’s going to be more pressure on your lower back and your body is expected to provide more support to the extra weight. A chiropractic adjustment can be highly desirable to ensure that you get the help that is needed, but is it safe for the baby?
If you are used to hearing the snaps and pops of an adjustment, you may not think it’s something that is possible. However, you CAN get adjusted during pregnancy. It is simply a matter of finding a doctor that is familiar with the process to ensure that it is done properly. At Advanced Chiropractic Rehabilitation, we provide adjustments throughout the stages of pregnancy.