Chronic pain is more than a pain in the neck, often making daily life difficult. Learn how chiropractic care can help manage and reduce your symptoms.
About one in five adults in the United States experiences chronic pain on most days or daily, according to studies. That pain can range from deeply bothersome to downright debilitating. If you know that pain all too well, you may consider chiropractic care.
Our experts at Physicians Group, with over 20 locations throughout Florida and Minnesota, are pleased to provide quality chiropractic care to help you keep chronic pain to a minimum and restore your life quality.
Take a few moments to learn more about chiropractic treatments, including how they work and the benefits you can look forward to.
How chiropractic care works
Chiropractors use specialized manual therapies, such as massage, spinal manipulation, and traction, to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues. This is important from a chronic pain standpoint, considering that such pain typically involves your muscles and bones.
During a chiropractic adjustment, your provider uses their hands or a small instrument to apply a sudden, controlled force to a joint in your spine. Also known as spinal manipulation, this procedure aims to improve the motion of your spine and your body’s overall function.
How chiropractic care can treat your chronic pain
At Physicians Group, our specialists treat a range of chronic pain issues with chiropractic care, including lasting:
When your spine and body are better aligned, you’ll be less likely to experience pain from being off-balance or misaligned. If a back issue is causing you to put more weight on one side of your body, for example, you can easily develop chronic back and knee pain. Once alignment is restored, your legs and spine will support you more evenly, reducing strain-related strife.
Chiropractic care may also help reduce chronic pain related to a car or motorcycle accident, whether it’s caused by a tendon injury or ongoing headaches.
Chiropractic care results
Chiropractic care results vary, but in a study involving over 500 people who received the treatment, 92% reported high satisfaction. And 80% of the participants said they experienced less pain and greater mobility thanks to chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic care may also allow you to reduce your dosage or intake of pain medication for chronic pain. Some people also find adjustments helpful where other treatments fail to suffice or in hopes of avoiding surgery.
In addition, chiropractic care can help promote better athletic performance and improved posture, which may help stave off additional pain in the future.
To learn more about chiropractic treatments for chronic pain or to get the care you need, call one of our offices or book an appointment through our website today.