Chiropractic Treatment for Chronic Pain
Chiropractic medicine is widely recognized as one of the most successful methods for treating chronic pain. Often times, your chiropractor can help those suffering from chronic pain to reduce symptoms, and regain mobility and range of motion without the use of pain medication or invasive surgery.
Management for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can come from a wide variety of sources. Overuse and repetitive injuries from sports or work, acute injuries that were never treated early on or were treated poorly, fibromyalgia and neuropathy, are all different causes for the chronic pain someone may feel. It’s important to know that even when pain has become chronic, meaning that it has evolved into pain that has persisted for three or more months, there are still treatments available. Many people turn to traditional medicine when they are faced with chronic pain issues. Unfortunately, this is rarely the best option a person has. Many traditional doctors simply treat the symptoms of a person’s illness, rather than the root of the problem which is causing those symptoms. Chiropractors take a different approach.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat Chronic Pain?
Before a chiropractic professional can begin to treat chronic pain, the precise cause of the pain must be known. Chronic pain, especially when it originates from an injury or abnormality within the spine, can be difficult to diagnose.
Your chiropractor will perform a physical examination to diagnose the source of your pain. Once the cause of your pain is diagnosed, your chiropractic professional will develop a treatment plan specifically designed to suit your personal needs, symptoms, and based on your medical history.
Common spinal conditions that cause chronic pain include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Spinal arthritis
Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain
Our chiropractor at Willow Bend Chiropractic will consult with you to discuss your general health, dietary habits, fitness level, previous injuries, family history, and other key indicators to develop a plan of treatment for your chronic pain. The plan may include dietary counseling, exercises to be done in the office and at home, in addition to specific treatments to reduce pain and to make further injury less likely.