Yes. Chiropractors can absolutely help you with pain management — and without drugs.
With the rise of the opioid crisis in the US, there has been a good deal of worry and concern over possible solutions. In reality, this is a problem of our own making. In the early 2000s, pain medicine like Oxycontin were over-prescribed for treating chronic pain.
The problem with this was that people became addicted and stayed on these medications far beyond when they should have been taken off of them. Furthermore, many of these patients didn’t receive any sort of treatment that would actually help to fix the underlying problem that caused the pain.
How a Doctor of Chiropractic Can Help With Pain Relief
There are many different types of pain, so it’s important to go over what we’re talking about with the term chronic pain. Chiropractors take this aspect of their health care profession very seriously.
Chronic pain is basically any pain that you are feeling in an affected area long after it should have been alleviated with normal treatments. Pain medications are not meant to be taken long term. In addition to addiction, there are many other side effects that can creep in, as well.
There are a number of options to treat pain. This could be some sort of neuropathic pain that a regular chiropractic adjustment regimen could help, spinal manipulation, spinal cord stimulation, and more.
This is because pain travels through the nervous system, which is the highway through your body for signals going to and from the brain.
Often, chronic neck pain and headaches can be addressed by very basic chiropractic treatment.
What We Offer On Top
With Integrated Health and Injury Center, we have a full team of people ready to help you. But we don’t just have chiropractors on staff.
We take a holistic approach to your care. This could mean chiropractic care, seeing a medical doctor, or even one of our board certified physical therapists.
This way, we have all of the bases of your pain covered. No matter what the issue is, we will work tirelessly to find it and treat it.
Ultimately, It’s About Getting Your Life Back
When you’re living with chronic pain, everything is difficult. We understand this first hand. We’ve seen patients recover from pretty extensive injuries — people who were really suffering from pain.
Quality of life is such an important component of happiness and satisfaction. Chronic pain makes even the simplest tasks near impossible.
But that isn’t all. It likely will start to wear away your mental health as well.
If chronic pain is getting in the way of you living your best life, it’s time for a change. When you come in with us for a chiropractic assessment, you can rest assured that you will be treated with dignity and respect.
Pain can be a difficult thing to diagnose and treat, so make sure that you are taken care of by those who specialize in alleviating it without harmful drugs. And whatever your needs are, be they a normal checkup, physical therapy, or something else altogether, we will get to the root of the issue together.
If you’re suffering from chronic pain, please reach out to us.