Patients with back and neck problems suffer unbearable pain due to lack of treatment by a chiropractor and can not function or hardly function, says the Dutch Chiropractors Association (NCA). Due to the lockdown, the practices of alternative therapists as chiropractors have been closed for several weeks.
“ More and more patients are begging their chiropractor to be treated,” says the organization. According to the NCA, 2 million people suffer from back or neck pain in the Netherlands that can be treated by a chiropractor.
“ That group is now being deprived of proper care. The problem has become aggravated in recent months due to a lot of work from home, lack of movement and extra pressure on specific professions such as health care workers,” the organisation states.