Chronic pain is defined as being any form of pain–sharp, dull, burning or aching–lasting more than 12 weeks, but more often for months or longer. Most doctor’s solutions involve complicated surgeries or pain medication that will require higher dosages as time goes on. Neither option addresses the underlying cause of chronic pain and only masks the symptoms.
What are the causes of chronic pain?
Affecting more than 50 million Americans, chronic pain most often affects the lower back, mid back, hips and extremities, and can also cause migraines. Unknown injuries, known injuries that didn’t heal correctly, or general wear and tear are the most common causes of chronic pain. Your chiropractor can diagnose specific disorders such as degenerative disc disease, sciatica, osteoarthritis and others.
How do chiropractors treat chronic pain holistically?
On your first visit, your chiropractor will discuss your health history and perform a physical exam. If needed, imaging may be suggested to determine the cause of your pain. Once the cause of chronic pain is diagnosed, a treatment plan will be developed. Your chiropractor will perform manual adjustments and therapies that relieve pressure to increase blood flow and nerve function. This helps your central nervous system to work optimally, reducing inflammation and allowing injuries to heal.
A well-rounded treatment plan for chronic pain combines the care from chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists. Goodyear Health Center offers complete care from a team of providers who work together to diagnose and rehabilitate your chronic pain.
Improvement can be felt after just one visit, but for maximum healing several visits are necessary.
If you want to start your journey to living pain-free, our team is ready to help. Learn more by contacting us at 414-332-6001 or schedule your appointment here.