I am writing this post as a follow-up to my previous post about stretches and exercises to help manage lower back pain. I’ve been using these stretches and exercises to manage my lower back pain for over 5 years, but now that I’ve been to a chiropractor, it’s time to share my new perspective and thoughts:
Instead, I went to my family doctor, an orthopedic specialist, a physical therapist, and a spinal (injection) specialist. Oops! All of these people I visited offered advice on how to “manage” the pinched nerve and bulged disc. The chiropractor’s objective is to actually fix the underlying cause of the pain. My first chiropractic visit lasted almost 2 hours and the initial adjustment took place in the last 5 or 10 minutes of that visit.
– Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)