Why Chiropractic Care is a Great Alternative to Pain Medication

Before going to your primary care doctor for your knee, neck or back pain, consider that your doctor may just give you a medicated drug to temporarily stop the pain. Going to a professional chiropractor, however, minimizes prescription medications by focusing on physical treatment that eases the pain over time with continuous sessions.


Chiropractic Care is Safe 

Unlike drug medications that come with negative side effects such as constipation or nausea, a chiropractic healthcare facility will ensure you are safe with knowing there are no negative side effects. Some patients may feel soreness after care, but this is normal and improves over time. Treatment for each patient differs, but all patients go through an initial examination to evaluate which types of treatment will better suit their needs.


Chiropractic Care Identifies the Underlying Problem

Whether you have chronic pain or new pain due to a recent injury, there are solutions to ease pain over time with consistent therapy or to fix the problem before it gets any worse. An x-ray may be done to take a better look at the cause of the problem instead of prescribing a drug without knowing the actual cause of the pain. Once the cause of the problem is found, treatments will then consist of advanced technology and/or therapy treatments.


Chiropractic Care is Lasting

The pain one may feel can be eased with a pill, but it is only temporary and can lead to addiction to the drug. When you see a chiropractor for treatments, you will only get better as you go. Therefore, it is important that you follow up with your chiropractor to determine how often you need treatment in order to feel better. It’s like exercise – the more you exercise the better you feel!


Chiropractic Care Educates You about Your Body

When taking a medication to treat pain, patients generally report back to their physician the need to stay on the medication or increase the dose. With the help of a chiropractor, you are educated on how your body works and reacts to pain with tips on how to decrease and prevent further pain. Knowing how your body works is important in order to keep pain from running your life.


Whether you feel discomfort or bothersome pain, there are effective treatments available for you through our chiropractic care at One Source Healthcare. We offer walk-in services for your convenience or you can contact us to schedule an appointment. Give us a call at 1(229) 439-1950 in Albany or call 1(229) 246-6417 in Bainbridge for quality healthcare services.

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