According to a new report issued by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, an estimated 126.6 million Americans (one in two adults) are affected by a musculoskeletal condition–comparable to the total percentage of Americans living with a chronic lung or heart condition. This costs an estimated $213 billion in annual treatment, care, and lost wages. Seeing these kinds of figures is quite shocking to most people, whether they are in need of physical rehabilitation or not. It’s no surprise that there are so many different physical rehab centers popping up all around the country.
If you’re one of those people who suffer from a musculoskeletal condition, then know that you are not alone, and there is help for you out there. Here are a few of the main benefits and advantages of seeking chiropractic care:
Chiropractic Care is Effective in Pain Management
There is a lot of talk about treatments such as stem cell therapy and spinal decompression and how they can solve issues with back pain and joint pain. While these kinds of treatments are certainly exceptional ways to address pain management, chiropractic care is also an incredibly effective method of pain management.
For those who have pain from athletic endeavors or strains from physical activity, rehabilitation is a necessity. However, many patients are lost when it comes to seeking the right kind of treatment for their condition. On top of that, many of them are dealing with so much pain that they are willing to go with the first treatment option that they happen to come across. Visiting a chiropractor is not only a great way to begin correcting musculoskeletal issues, but it also serves as an immediate form of relief from pain. Once you can manage the day to day pain through physical rehabilitation, a more sustainable form of recovery is far more likely to happen. But it all begins with a visit to a chiropractor.
A Visit to the Chiropractor Has Compounding Positive Effects in Everyday Life
Think about this for a moment: how often are you conscious of the ways in which you move your body to achieve routine, everyday goals, and tasks? If you’re anything like the majority of people, then it’s likely that you’re hardly ever aware of all the subtle ways that you are positioning your body as you go about your day. Even just one single visit to a chiropractor’s office can help you become more cognizant of your body’s positioning and where it’s causing you pain.
Because of the methods of physical rehabilitation that are used by chiropractors, you will quickly notice that your body has many subtle ways of using its muscles and bones to complete routine tasks. Furthermore, you will probably see that the way you are carrying yourself, your posture, and your emotions, maybe contributing to your pain and other problems. For this reason, one visit to a chiropractor has positive effects that compound over time. If a chiropractor can show you how to correct your posture and you can implement these changes piece by piece, then over time you will be in far better condition than you would be otherwise.
Chiropractors help you see the bigger picture of your overall health. It’s easy to ignore the signals that our bodies send us over and over again. By making the conscious effort to adjust the way we treat our bodies, we are far more likely to take other health considerations into account moving forward. Dealing with body pain is no fun, but sometimes it can provide just the spark we need to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
Not sure how to take the first steps toward finding a chiropractor or physical rehabilitation center that you know you can trust? Do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today for more information on how to set up your first appointment. At Bailey Health Solutions, we offer a broad range of physical rehabilitation services, all administered by a team of caring, experienced medical professionals who are here to help you on your path to continued health and wellness.