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The 5 most common reasons to visit a chiropractor

Perhaps you spent the weekend helping a friend move, or maybe your job requires frequent heavy lifting, either way the result can be the same; low back pain. According to the Mayo Clinic,  low back pain is one of the most common reasons that people go to the doctor. If you go to a medical doctor to deal with your pain, they may just send you home to rest with ice packs and medication.

Your chiropractor will give you an adjustment, which will help align your whole spine, and relieve the pressure of anything that is out of place. Additionally, studies have found that 86% of low back chiropractic patients were happier with the outcomes than those who did not see a chiropractor.

2. Neck pain

Neck pain can come from many things, such as: muscle strains, worn joints, nerve compression, injuries(i.e. Auto, sports, work), torticollis, and certain diseases. Often times it is found that the cause of neck pain is simply muscle strain, and your medical doctor will prescribe you some pain killers or muscle relaxers, but for those who do not want to deal with the side effects of those medications, chiropractic can offer drug free relief. Your chiropractor can adjust your neck in such a way that tension and pain can be reduced.

There is no cure for migraines that has been found, only ways to manage symptoms. Typically, your medical doctor will prescribe various medications which may help to prevent the migraine, or which may help to relive symptoms once the migraine has started. People who visit their chiropractor for migraines know that chiropractic can help prevent migraines, and migraine symptoms, without the use of drugs and their accompanying side effects.

For example, in one randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine, it was found that of 127 participants, 22% of participants reported more than a 90% reduction of migraines as a consequence of the 2 months of SMT. Approximately 50% more participants reported significant improvement in the morbidity of each episode.

4. Pregnancy

Back pain is a common complaint in pregnancy; pregnant women often find relief from their chiropractor that is drug-free and safe for their baby.

5. Car accident injury

Car accidents can result in any number of injuries to your body and spine. Often it can seem that you are ok after a car accident, only to wake up a couple of days later in terrible pain. People often visit their chiropractor straight away after a car accident in an effort to get their body back into alignment and allow it to heal as fast as possible.

Whiplash is something that commonly happens from car accidents. Whiplash symptoms usually develop within 24 hours of the injury. There is no treatment for whiplash, but it has been found that “forty-three per cent of patients will suffer long-term symptoms following ‘whiplash’ injury, for which no conventional treatment has proven to be effective,” but in one<a href="" > study ,“twenty-six (93 per cent) patients improved following chiropractic treatment”