However, most Chiropractors have some knowledge of nutritional supplements that will help manage the pain. The main reason why Chiropractic does not always feel as if it is working is because most people wait way too long before they get treatment and then expect Chiropractors to put them back together in a handful of treatments. There are so many various accumulative lifestyle issues from our "entire life" that feed into our bodies ability to repair itself. The pain is often the last symptom to show-up. How long do we keep ignoring that "Check Engine Light" before we actually do something about it?
I recommend that if you truly want to get better that you consider the lifestyle changes (including the recommended) nutritional advice. Most of all, I recommend you have patience. Unfortunately, the extent of the damage done throughout our entire life will not change in a handful of treatments.
Jeff Gilbert, DC
Some states allow chiropractors to recommend natural herbs and/or vitamin supplements that may help manage inflammation as well as reduce pain. However, this all depends on the severity of your condition as these methods may take days to weeks to take affect.
Chiropractors are not allowed to prescribe. You should speak with your chiropractor about your pain levels. Chiropractic is a process and while you may still feel your pain at present, if you give the process time to help you - it will! All the best!
To that point, there are many other options for pain relief other than adjusting, or medication. Many chiropractors are skilled in nutrition and there are plenty of nutraceuticals, or herbal remedies that will do a great job relieving pain. If you are chiropractor that you're saying doesn't offer those things you should definitely seek them out otherwise. Especially with all of the danger of abnormal chemistry, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, even like ibuprofen aspirin acetaminophen all have negative consequences when there are much safer other natural means to reduce the symptoms of pain, while your body heals from the real trouble.