If you’re experiencing chronic pain in your neck or back like millions of people around the world, you’ve likely been recommended to visit a chiropractor who can help reduce the level of pain you feel on a daily basis. That’s because about half of all Americans seek out a chiropractor because of chronic pain.
But what do chiropractors do? If you’re not sure, it might be embarrassing to ask someone else basic questions like these.
That’s why we’ve put this list of three of the most common questions that everyone thinks about asking about chiropractors and back pain specialists — along with their answers:
What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors are responsible for manually altering the vertebrae of one’s spine to help reduce the patient’s neck and back pain. Spinal decompression therapy can also help alleviate stress, fatigue, muscle spasms and a number of other issues a patient might have. Most of the time, chiropractors just use their hands to perform their treatment, but other tools and alternative therapies can also be used.
Is a chiropractor a doctor?
Yes and no. A chiropractor is a doctor in the sense that optometrists, dentists and psychologists are doctors, because they hold doctorate degrees and that is their professional title. However, you should always see your primary care doctor for medication prescriptions and general health concerns.
How can I benefit from seeing a chiropractor?
As stated before, visiting a chiropractor can eliminate chronic neck and back pain, as chiropractors re-align the vertebrae and restore the musculoskeletal system to its ideal state. This treatment also helps joint and muscle health. Most chiropractors also incorporate diet and exercise advice into their treatment as well!
Have any other questions about chiropractic techniques, chiropractor tools or anything else related to the chiropractor’s office? Feel free to ask us by leaving a comment below! Reference links.