Let’s play the “what if” game… What if chiropractors weren’t allowed to treat back pain?
My answer might surprise you. I bet at least 50% would keep going to work each day, unaffected. Contrary to popular belief, much of the profession shuns the whole “back doctor” stigma.
You see, the spine isn’t just some body part that hurts when you lift heavy stuff. It’s actually designed to protect delicate nerve tissue the way the Secret Service guards our President. This tissue needs armored protection because the brain uses it exclusively to exchange vital messages with the body. If it’s irritated or interfered with in some way, health problems will result.
Chiropractic care focuses on making sure these impulses are relayed clearly, without interference.
I’ll use myself as an example. I don’t have back pain, but I still get checked by my own chiropractors periodically throughout the year. Am I wasting my time? Hardly… I consider chiropractic care an integral part of my lifestyle. Along with eating a healthy diet, exercising daily, staying hydrated, and getting adequate rest, these are five pillars I depend on to stay healthy.
Back pain is not a prerequisite for chiropractic care.
Getting the right chiropractic adjustment means enough to me that I’ve driven over 5 hours one-way to receive care. Fortunately, I don’t have to be adjusted very often… When I do, however, it consistently delivers the desired result.
As long as chiropractic care continues to help me stay well and avoid becoming dependent on medication, it will forever remain my health care of choice.
So if chiropractors were “not allowed” to treat back pain, I’d be okay with it.