Chronic Back and Neck Pain: Sometimes Nothing Seems To Help
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:33pm
San Francisco Chiropractor and Chronic Back and Neck Pain Doctor Comments:
I have been practicing chiropractic for 17 years now in the Financial District, and there is one thing I have learned that is hard to accept. Chiropractic care will not help everyone that does it...nothing will. In fact, there are times that a patient just does not seem to respond to anything.
I have had back and neck pain patients that have tried acupuncture, physical therapy, pain medications, chiropractic, spinal decompression, and goose grease...and none of it helped...talk about frustrating.
Fortunately...this is rare. And, sometimes it looks like the back pain is just there to stay, and all of the sudden it starts to respond to the chiropractic or spinal decompression, or combination of both. So, it can be a little tricky knowing when to stop...or continue.
When a patient with chronic low back pain, or chronic, severe neck pain does not respond, we start to take a serious look at the patients lifestyle factors that are adjustable...such as diet, mental stress, posture, ergonomics, and anything else that could be adjusted in the direction of health...even the shoes they wear, or the pillow they sleep with.
Sometimes we can control the symptoms just a little..enough to make make a difference. One thing for sure...Unless YOU have adjusted all the knobs in the direction of health...you will never know what it would be like if you had.
If you are suffering with chronic neck pain, or chronic low back pain, and would like to find out if you are a candidate for care at our San Francisco Back, Neck, and Wrist Pain Center...please call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.