When you have acute or chronic pain that interferes with your ability to do daily tasks or enjoy your usual activities, it’s important to find relief for it. However, finding relief that isn’t just temporary and allows you to resume your regular activities can be a challenge. Conventional treatments don’t always provide these benefits, but chiropractic treatment can. Chiropractic care refers to treatment that is designed to relieve pressure and tension in the body to promote the natural healing process. When this pressure is removed, pain relief occurs, as well as relief from other symptoms.
Chiropractic treatment includes spinal adjustments, which are done to bring your whole spine into alignment. When you have one or more spinal discs that are out of alignment, they can press on other discs, bones, nerves and soft tissue, which can lead to tingling, soreness, stiffness and other symptoms. These symptoms can occur in other joints or parts of your body, not just your spine. For example, chiropractic care can help ease headaches that are associated with misalignments in the upper area of your spine. Aligning this part of your spine reduces pressure on the nerves that branch out from this area, including the ones that go to your head and cause headaches.
Other forms of treatment can work with chiropractic treatments to enhance their results. Physical therapy is sometimes used in combination with chiropractic adjustments. While the adjustments help relieve symptoms, physical therapy helps decrease the risk of having these symptoms come back. Through physical therapy, you can expect to work on boosting your muscle strength in the injured area and improving your flexibility. Strong muscles and a healthy range of motion reduce the risk of being injured again or of having pain strike again.
When you go with chiropractic treatment for pain relief, there are a number of advantages associated with it. These include being a non-invasive form of treatment, unlike surgical procedures. Chiropractic care does not involve making any incisions that can lead to nerve damage or infections. Spinal adjustments are done manually or with the use of devices, such as special tables designed for chiropractic purposes.
Another benefit of chiropractic care is that it does not put you at risk of having mild or serious side effects. You might have some minor soreness after treatment, but this is temporary. You shouldn’t experience prolonged discomfort or severe soreness, and you don’t have to be concerned about other side effects or adverse reactions, such as the ones that can occur with medications.
Chiropractic treatments also provide the advantage of being able to experience ongoing pain relief instead of temporary relief. At Health First Injury & Pain Centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we work with you in creating a treatment plan that will provide you with long-term pain relief and a reduced risk of having pain recur. Our team designs a plan based on the cause and severity of your pain and certain lifestyle factors, such as whether or not you play sports. We look forward to helping you experience pain relief, so you can get back to doing your normal activities.