One thing I have noticed when I go to my chiropractor is how a lot of the folks in the waiting room come in looking in distress and leave smiling and talking like they have seen an old friend. I rarely have to wait longer than a few minutes, but I actually like it when I have to wait a little longer at times. The reason is that I keep track of patients who see my Campbell chiropractor and their before and after behavior. You can tell who is in pain. Us folks with back trouble can spot the looks and body language in others.
I squirm in my chair trying to get comfortable when the pain is bad. Others will be seen forcing themselves into a straight or even twisted posture. You will see people stretching muscles or being hunched over. I watch when a patient goes in, and if there is a delay for me, I see them come back out. I am impressed how they come out of their chiropractic visit looking and acting a whole lot better than when they went in. My back condition is chronic. It is common in my family, and I take care of it to keep it from controlling how I want to live. This is why I see my chiropractor for flareups of back pain.
The last thing I want is any surgeries, so needing to go see my chiropractor for two or three visits every couple months or so is fine with me. I know people who have had surgeries, and they do not seem any better off after them. Sure, I can see having it done if you have damage that needs urgent repair, but the back can heal itself of a lot of pain. I am not jumping the gun to have surgery on the body part that controls the signals for everything from walking to breathing.