Chronic Pain and Chiropractic Care
By Sara Butler
If you suffer from chronic pain, then a chiropractor may be just what you need. According to the National Institutes of Health, 25.3 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. To treat your pain in the long term, you may want to give natural treatment options such as chiropractic a closer look. Here’s how chiropractic care can help you if you suffer from chronic pain.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain isn’t just one type of pain. Instead, it’s defined as any pain that lasts longer than three months. The pain could be in your back, your neck, your knees, your arms, or even be headaches. In the United States alone, people spend over $30 billion a year on chronic pain treatment to try to find some relief. Chiropractic is a great, affordable option to try to find the source of your chronic pain and treat it.
The Chiropractic Connection
Chronic pain can be the result of irritation on the joints, ligaments, and muscles that relay pain via the central nervous system. Chiropractic treatment has an impact on both the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system (made up of muscles, ligaments, and tendons). So, it targets the source of the pain you are experiencing and tries to improve or resolve it.
What You Can Expect
When you see a chiropractor for treatment of chronic pain, you can expect an analysis of your posture to be done as well as a complete medical history. Your chiropractor will also examine any place you are experiencing sore ligaments or muscles, joints that may be painful or make popping or grinding sounds, and check out your nervous system function.
You can rest assured that the treatment your chiropractor will provide is gentle and safe. What they do isn’t about popping or cracking your spine, but making sure that all your joints are free from dysfunction and restriction so that your body can perform at its best.
If you suffer from chronic pain, then come into The Joint Chiropractic today for an evaluation. We pride ourselves on providing affordable chiropractic care to everyone at their convenience, which means you never need an appointment. Just come on in today and find out how The Joint Chiropractic can help to improve the quality of your life and help you find relief from chronic pain.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.