Why Chiropractic Is Your Best Option to Treat Acute or Chronic Pain
Acute or chronic pain can bring your life to a standstill, making it difficult or impossible to engage in even the simplest of day-to-day tasks. You don’t want to use pharmaceutical products to treat pain—they only mask your discomfort and don’t get to the source of it. In most instances, invasive surgery isn’t necessary and can even make the situation worse. There’s a better option—chiropractic care.
Chiropractic takes a holistic approach, looking at all the factors contributing to your pain. Chiropractic looks for causes, not symptoms, and uses techniques and treatment designed to minimize or remedy the problems that are creating your pain.
The most common treatment employed in a regiment of chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment. Your chiropractor has a thorough understanding of the proper alignment of your spine, and can quickly identify when misalignments or impingements can lead to pain and discomfort. A spinal adjustment will relieve pressure on discs and nerves, and can reduce almost any type of pain, from a sore back to a headache.
Your chiropractor may also offer other treatment options, including:
- Physical therapy — exercise and other programs that rebuild muscle strength, increase flexibility and improve range of motion. Physical therapy can both alleviate current pain and help you prevent recurrent injuries.
- Gentle massage therapy — techniques to promote relaxation and reduce stress and tightness, frequent causes of pain
- Ice and heat treatment — heat can help muscles relax and ice can reduce inflammation
- Electrical stimulation — this can also alleviate stiffness, tension and similar conditions
A chiropractor will offer a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical plan for minimizing or eliminating acute or chronic pain.
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Don’t spend another day living with acute or chronic pain. Contact Health First Injury and Pain Center online or call us at 817-926-5800 to set up an appointment.