Is Chiropractic the answer for Chronic Back and Neck pain?
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:33pm
San Francisco Executive Express Chiropractor Comments:
I have been treating chronic back and neck pain in the SF Financial District for over 17 years now. One thing for sure...every single case is different. Sure, there are similarities...but people respond differently to pain...and a lot depends on our personality types.
Some patients have to be practically crippled with pain to admit that anything is wrong. And other patients will act like it's the end of the world with only minor symptoms...and everything in between.
So...with such a wide variety of pain responses, how can doctors decide with any accuracy what the best course of treatment is for chronic back pain...or neck pain?
Well...it's not easy, and this is the primary reason why I choose to be a chiropractor. Chiropractors understand that symptoms are not the actual problem when it comes to back or neck pain. The symptoms are the result of the problem...evidence that something is not right. Back pain, neck pain, arm and hand pain, sciatica...these are all symptoms.
But the thing is...our entire medical system is designed to diagnose and treat symptoms...a losing battle. Chiropractors seek to restore rather than replace. If a chiropractic adjustment can put a bone back into it's normal position (a misaligned vertebrae is called a subluxation), and at the same time remove nerve pressure...the body will no longer send pain signals to the brain...problem solved.
Of course it's not always this easy...and often times pain signals can be sent to the brain for all kinds of other reasons...including emotional triggers. But...here's my opinion. No matter what else is going on, you don't need subluxations along with it. And correcting subluxations is very safe and gentle...and drug free.
My 17 years experience as a San Francisco chiropractor...and my 40 years experience as a chiropractic patient has taught me that chiropractic is not the answer for everything...but I'll tell you this...it's not where it is today because of smoke and mirrors. Chiropractic delivers...often times when hope is lost.
For a complimentary consultation with Dr. Eben Davis at Executive Express Chiropractic at the Embarcadero Center in downtown San Francisco...call 415-392-2225, ext 1 (24 hr live operators).