Our chiropractic philosophy focusses on natural health care without medication. This is why we help people avoid or stop taking drugs if it is not fixing the problem causing the pain.
However, medication can help!
When a person comes into our office is severe pain (9-10 on a 1 to 10 pain scale) in the last few days, a chiropractic adjustment make not be effective to help short-term relief.
Based on my experience, we need to help people get their pain level at a 6 or below to help with an adjustment, stretching or physical therapy modalities.
The problem is people are told by their doctors to stay on medication for weeks and months and sometimes years with fixing a person’s problem.
With chiropractic we can find the root of the problem AND get a person to feel better and get a better state of health. We want people feeling strong and relaxed. Then a person can tolerate their stresses of daily life.