Chronic Pain Rehabilitation
By: Dr. Brice Neff DC
The pain usually goes away when an ailment recovers or a disease fades away. Chronic pain syndrome, on the other hand, can cause pain to remain for months or even years after the body has healed. The illness, like any long-term medical condition, frequently leads to issues beyond the physical symptoms, like increased depression, stress, and difficulties sleeping. Chronic pain can make it hard to keep track of work, handle activities at home, and enjoy social events, resulting in interpersonal troubles and financial insecurity. Chronic pain can also alter the behavior of brain cells that receive and interpret sensory information, rendering them susceptible to pain signals. However, a chiropractic adjustment can effectively correct these issues.
Can Chiropractic Care Help With Chronic Pain Management?
Yes. Chiropractic therapy has been demonstrated to aid in the management of chronic pain without the need for medicines. It is cost-efficient, non-invasive, safe, and gratifying to a large number of patients. According to NCBI study, the addition of chiropractic therapy in a Federally Qualified Health Centers proved useful in lowering chronic pain and prescribed pain killer usage in a patient. Chronic pain is a huge challenge for public health in the United States, impacting more people than diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer collectively. Low back pain is the most frequent type of chronic pain experienced by patients.
From 1994 and 2004, Medicare costs for chronic back pain in the United States increased 629 percent for epidural injections, 423 percent for opioid drugs, 307 percent for magnetic resonance imaging, and 220 percent for lumbar fusion operations with no improvement in patient health. This highlights the need for more effective pain management options, which is exacerbated by the fact that opioid analgesics are among the most often utilized approaches to treat chronic pain in the face of the expanding opioid crisis.
Symptoms Of Chronic Pain
There are four major categories of symptoms related to chronic pain, which are as follows:
- Excessive sensitivity to pain
- Pain that persists six months after the first injury
- Pain from something that may not be uncomfortable
- An increase in the frequency of pain caused by anything that would ordinarily produce mild discomfort
Types Of Chronic Pain
The following are some of the most frequent kinds of chronic pain:
- arthritis pain
- cancer pain
- lower back pain
- neurogenic pain
- postsurgical pain
- post-trauma pain
- psychogenic pain
Causes Of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is frequently the result of the initial trauma, such as a sprained back or a torn muscle. Chronic pain is thought to arise when nerves are injured. The nerve injury intensifies and prolongs the agony. In many circumstances, addressing the underlying damage may not be sufficient to alleviate the persistent pain.
However, people endure chronic pain in particular circumstances without ever being injured. The precise causes of persistent pain without damage are unknown. Pain can occasionally be caused by underlying health issues, such as:
- Chronic fatigue syndromes
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Interstitial cystitis
How A Doctor Of Chiropractic Can Help With Pain Relief
Chronic pain is defined as any pain that persists in an afflicted location long after being relieved by standard therapies. Long-term use of pain relievers is not advised. Aside from addiction, several additional adverse effects might occur. Chronic pain can be treated in a variety of ways. This might be neuropathic pain, which a regular chiropractic correction routine, spinal manipulation, spinal cord activation, and other treatments could assist with. Chronic pain passes through the nerves, which serve as a highway across your body for impulses transmission to the brain. Chronic neck pain and migraines are frequently treated with fairly simple chiropractic care.
What Arizona's Family Chiropractic Team Offers
We have a large team of professionals eager to assist you at Arizona’s Family Chiropractic. However, we do not only have chiropractors on board. We comprehensively approach your treatment. This might include chiropractic therapy, a visit to a physician, or even a session with one of our board-certified physiotherapists. With this approach, we can address all of your pain points. Whatever the problem is, we will strive relentlessly to uncover and correct it.
Chronic pain may be hard to identify and manage, so we ensure you are cared for by experts who specialize in relieving it without using hazardous medicines. When you notice chronic pain interferes with your ability to live a healthy lifestyle, it may be time to make a change. At Arizona’s Family Chiropractic, you can be confident that we’ll get to the bottom of it together, whatever your requirements are.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Backache, neck discomfort, and migraines are the most prevalent ailments addressed by chiropractors. Manipulative treatment is a suitable alternative for many of these issues.
Yes. Pain and tightness in spinal joints and muscles are frequent side effects of chiropractic treatments in some patients. As your body acclimates to this new normal of optimal spinal alignment, some patients experience mild discomfort following their first few chiropractic treatments.