Nowadays, Derise Rawls visits chiropractor Dr. Chris Beckwith on a regular basis for knee pain. She started seeing him after a tear in the cartilage of her knee had kept her in pain for two years.
“I couldn’t walk my grandchildren outside. I couldn’t walk with my husband,” Derise said. She tried the usual avenue of treatment first: pain medication. “I was living off of those and it
wasn’t getting any better.”
Derise used Chiropractic care as a last result – but many other people choose it first. “More and more we’re getting people who don’t want to go through other forms of treatment.
They want to try things that perhaps are less invasive first and they’ve heard good things about this type of treatment,” said Dr. Beckwith. Since Chiropractic care involves neither drugs nor surgery, it has far fewer side effects and does not require recovery times after treatment like surgery does.
“Chiropractic is incredibly safe, even compared to something as simple as an OTC (over-the-counter medication). When we say things like this, we don’t mean there isn’t a place for either over-the-counter medication or prescriptions because of course there is,” said Dr. Beckwith.
Derise has found that she won’t have to have surgery for her knee because after treatment with Dr. Beckwith, she’s pain-free.
“I can walk with my grandchildren. I can walk with my husband. I don’t have to sleep with a pillow under my knees because of pain. I don’t have to take any more pain medicine. I have my life back,” said Derise.