Chronic pain can make daily life difficult, and it comes in many forms. Depending on the source of your pain, you might be wondering how best to treat it. The options available to you can be dizzying, and if you’re feeling uncertain about invasive surgeries or medications, it can be difficult to know where to turn. For many forms of chronic pain, chiropractic care may be the answer.
Chronic pain, or pain that lasts for longer than three months, is one of the most common reasons that people look for medical help. According to the Cleveland Clinic, as many as 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. experience some form of chronic pain. However, pain is something that is difficult to generalize, as the pain and difficulties that come with it depend heavily on their causes.
Here are a few conditions which may be treated with chiropractic care:
Back pain: While back pain itself has many causes, a chiropractor can help with lower back pain by performing an adjustment. With chiropractic manipulative adjustments, your chiropractor will apply controlled force to push your joint beyond its typical range of motion, relieving pain and improving mobility in the targeted area.
Sciatica: Sciatica is a type of pain caused by pressure against the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back to the back of your legs. Mild sciatica can sometimes go away on its own, but if the pain is persistent, you might turn to a chiropractor for relief.
While the most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc, it can also result from other conditions, like spinal stenosis or injuries in areas where the sciatic nerve runs. According to the Mayo Clinic, physical therapy can also be helpful to prevent future injuries, and thus protect against sciatica pain.
Migraines: According to Medical News Today, chiropractic care may be an effective way to treat migraines and their related symptoms, without the side effects that can come with medication. A chiropractor can help by relieving tension in the neck, or by advising you on the lifestyle changes necessary to help prevent future migraines.
Neck pain: Neck pain is a common ailment that often stems from issues such as poor posture or muscle strain. In an age where many people spend hours a day working at a computer or staring down at a smartphone, it becomes increasingly important to think about the ways that our posture affects our spinal health and can cause pain.
Thankfully, if you suffer from chronic neck pain, the chiropractors and physical therapists at Motus Integrative Health can help. Not only will they be able to advise you on how best to correct your posture, but a chiropractic adjustment may also be able to help relieve pain in the neck.
If you’re dealing with chronic pain, our chiropractors at Motus Integrative Health are here to help. No matter the cause of your pain, we understand the importance of developing a treatment plan that works for you. To learn more or to make an appointment, reach out for a FREE consultation with one of our doctors today!
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