No matter how your injuries occur, you may find that you could benefit from the assistance of a chiropractor. The first inclination of many is to visit a medical doctor to receive pain medication to deal with the injuries that may have been suffered, but the truth is that this won’t bring healing. Pain medication will only mask the problem, but it will never get rid of it. For general soreness, this is probably just fine and many chiropractic offices now work simultaneously with medical doctors to provide patients medications for temporary pain relief. If you’ve altered the alignment of your spine, you’re likely to suffer back and neck problems for years after you stop taking the pain medication until you can schedule an appointment with a chiropractor to have the problem fixed for good.