A number of studies have shown patients are more likely to be satisfied with their health care experience during a chiropractic visit when compared to a medical visit. One of the likely reasons is that chiropractors tend to educate their patients on their health condition. Actually, one of the wonderful qualities of a chiropractic doctor is their willingness to educate their patients. In a recent study published in the prestigious international journal Spine, researchers found women suffering from chronic low back pain who participated in back school had a significantly improved quality of life score when compared with those who had not participated. Not familiar with the term back school? Well as the name suggests, back school is simply a term referring to any program offered by a health care professional or related company that educates individuals on their back and spine. This includes the back and spinal anatomy, proper postural techniques, training in specific occupational-related tasks and techniques as well as other tips and suggestions to prevent future and manage current back and spinal related problems. While some chiropractors have their own formal back schools in place, most simply provide similar information to their patients on a more personalized, one-on-one environment. Interested in improving your quality of life? It could be as simple as calling your local doctor of chiropractic.
As the economy continues to wander in unpredictable directions, the number of stress-related health ailments continues to rise. According to a recent Associated Press-AOL Health Poll, some of the more common stress-related ailments include headaches as well as overall stress-induced pain in various parts of the body. It’s a good thing that most chiropractors are specially trained to deal with these rather common stress-related aches and pains. In fact, many chiropractors are not only experts in the soft tissues of the body and their related conditions, but additionally, are extremely knowledgeable in those things that degrade overall health and wellness, including stress. Many chiropractors also offer health and wellness related care programs in addition to the more medically-based, and some would argue, less logical symptom-based care. For instance, if you’re suffering from headaches due to stress and/or improper posture, it makes far more sense to treat the stress and/or postural deficiencies than to simply seek temporary relief through the ingestion of pain medication. Without properly addressing the cause of the health problem, there is little chance to completely resolve the problem or prevent it from returning in the future. If you’re suffering from stress-related aches and pains, give chiropractic a try. Chiropractic is safe, chiropractic is natural and chiropractors focus on the cause of your pain, not just the symptoms it produces.