Chronic back pain can be debilitating and hinder your daily routine. Chiropractic care may be the best treatment if you are dealing with chronic back pain. It is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that can relieve pain and allow you to go about your daily work.
There are two types of pain that a patient may seek pain management for. Intractable pain and chronic pain.
Intractable pain is a term that was coined during World War II. It stems from soldiers who needed opioids in order to handle the constant pain they were feeling. This pain is severe and life controlling. This pain is addressed with strong medication and surgery.
Chronic pain differs greatly from intractable pain. It is an ongoing pain that lasts beyond the expected time frame. It does not respond to typical pain management techniques. Inflammation and muscle tension can be addressed through chiropractic treatment with non surgical procedures.
But how do chiropractors manage chronic pain? First off, they address what is causing the pain. There are many reasons why you may be feeling this pain. Herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and whiplash are just a few possible reasons for your chronic pain.
From there, your chiropractor will create a treatment plan that may include spinal manipulation, manual therapy, and various physical therapy exercises. Once you have established a treatment plan with your chiropractor, they will be able to address your chronic pain. Once your pain has been fully addressed with this treatment plan, then you will be able to slowly get back to your daily activities and begin to take your life back.
If you are struggling with chronic pain and would like to seek treatment, contact Physicians Group today to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors.