Although surgery or physical therapy is typically an option, about 22 million Americans visit chiropractors each year. Around 35 percent of those people are hoping to get relief from back pain, the top complaint among chiropractic and other patients.
So why are people seeking chiropractic treatment? What does it involve, and what are the possible outcomes for pain and quality of life?
Though each form of therapy has its merits, it can sometimes be challenging to decide what is best in a given situation. From rehabilitation after an injury to muscle pain that just won’t go away to rejuvenating self-care, people choose each type of service for specific reasons.
Sports injuries, arthritis and other conditions can leave you feeling in a lot of pain, especially if they affect your back, your neck or your spine. If you have to get surgery for a condition such as a herniated disc, a spine or hip injury, tennis or golfer’s elbow, shoulder sprains or a sports-related injury, you likely will have to go through weeks or months of rehabilitation before and after your surgery.