Chronic pain conditions are some of the most debilitating health issues that people have to deal with. Traditional treatments for pain involve managing it with medications that block the nerves from sending the pain messages to the brain.
While this may provide temporary relief, it is only when we address the root causes of the pain that we can find true freedom from it. Chiropractic care can provide real solutions to a wide range of musculoskeletal and nerve conditions that are causing your pain.
How does chiropractic care work?
The origin of the term “chiropractic” comes from the Greek words for hands and praxis, or practical application. While modern chiropractic care employs a wide array of technology, the basic idea is the same: a hands-on approach to manipulating the body to restore its balance and equilibrium through carefully calibrated adjustments, decompression, or even laser treatments designed to target the areas causing the pain.
Most of our pain in the body is caused by inflammation due to misalignment of vertebrae or other elements of the musculoskeletal system, causing pressure on the nerves. This in turn sends constant pain impulses to the brain.
When you meet with the chiropractor, it is a much more comprehensive process than pulling out a prescription pad for pain medication. A thorough examination reveals the areas of your body that are out of alignment, and a personalized treatment plan is created to address the issues at the root cause of your pain.
What can chiropractic care help treat?
Chiropractic care can provide relief in this way for numerous issues and conditions, including the following:
- Disc problems, including herniated discs and degeneration
- Ligament and cartilage tears and damage
- Joint pain, including hip, shoulder, elbow and knees
- Back and neck pain
Benefits of chiropractic care
While the main benefits of chiropractic care are that it avoids invasive surgical procedures and side effects of powerful pain medication, there are many other ways that chiropractic care is a better choice to manage your pain.
Rather than masking the pain or causing you to endure painful lengthy recovery times from surgery, chiropractic care often produces immediate noticeable results by addressing the root causes of the pain and restoring balance to your entire body.
Once the equilibrium is restored, you notice benefits far beyond relief from the pain. Your strength and stamina are improved, as well as your mood and sleep patterns. You will notice better ability to focus and concentrate, as well as other physical benefits such as improved circulation and flexibility and range of motion.
If you suffer from chronic pain, or simply feel that your life and body are out of balance, chiropractic care may be the right solution for you and your needs.