I was in a lot of pain for a few months not that long ago. It wasn’t the type of pain where I would hurt nonstop. If I sat quietly, I could actually find relief. How many people can sit still for long periods of time though? I knew that I couldn’t, because I have a family and home to take care, plus I work part time. I had to find a way to just work through the pain, but all that changed when I started considering Peoria chiropractors to help me with my pain problem.
I had been seeing a doctor, but he was not doing much for me. He did some imaging tests, but nothing could be diagnosed from the results. Instead of going deeper in finding out what was wrong with me, he just wanted to treat the pain with prescription narcotics. I knew that would definitely take the pain away, but I also did not want to live my life on pain pills either. I did want relief from the pain, but I much preferred to find out why I was hurting and fix the root of the problem rather than just the symptoms.
When my friend told me it sounded like I needed a chiropractor, I asked her why. My pain did not have a known cause, and I thought that chiropractic care was just to treat people with back problems. She told me they treat so much more than that, so I looked at some local ones. I was able to get an appointment at a chiropractor not that far from home. I explained why I wanted to come in, and they were optimistic right from the start. I wish I could say I was, but I honestly was not sure what to expect. The chiropractor helped me so much though, because he identified the root cause of my pain and then treated that rather than symptoms.