Chiropractic Care for Pain Management: An Overview

Chiropractic can be used as a fundamental tool for your transformation and evolution as well as for your family’s health.

  • Do your health problems or symptoms interfere with family life, work, or the hindrance of doing what you love?
  • Do you want more energy, more vitality, clearer thinking, and better health?
  • Do you want to be treated in a loving, respectful way, as a whole person and not just a “condition” or “symptom”?
  • Do you want to create and maintain lasting changes in the way your body feels and works?
  • Do you want your body to be able to release stress as it happens, rather than taking over and storing more stress?

If you said “yes” to any of these questions, then you are in the right place! Chiropractic care changes lives and empowers people of all ages to express their optimal health.

How does a chiropractor do this?

Chiropractic is a science, an art and a philosophy that deals with well being.

Chiropractic is a conservative approach to healthcare that allows the body to heal itself. As we live our lives, we encounter an inevitable amount of physical, emotional and chemical stress. This stress can be stored in the body as tension, which puts the body in a defensive state, limiting your potential for expressing health.

When this happens, symptoms appear: back pain, neck pain, headache, common illnesses, depression, sleep problems, anxiety, and even chronic diseases.

Pain, symptoms, and illness are not a “normal” part of aging! Rather, they are signs that your body is in distress and needs help.

The chiropractic adjustment releases the stress (or tension) stored, which allows the flow of vital life from the brain, spine and nervous system to reach every cell, organ, and tissue in your body.

The result is optimal functioning and your health conditions have a better chance of being resolved. Many people can more easily experience better health after they have started chiropractic care. Over time, your body can learn to dispel stress as it happens, rather than accumulating stress to the point of dysfunction.

Children also benefit from chiropractic care, as regular adjustments allow optimal growth and development.

Main advantages of chiropractic care

A visit to a chiropractor does not mean just patting your back (although it feels great!)

When you find the right chiropractor, you will see the benefits of chiropractic care, which ranges from pain reduction, improving mood to saving money.

Chiropractic treatment offers great relief of pain.

Several studies have found that chiropractic treatment can reduce pain even more effectively than drugs. A 2012 study found that spinal manipulations were more effective than acute cervical (neck) pain medications. A study conducted in 2013 found that patients with cervical pain have a faster improvement with the help of chiropractic treatments, and moreover they pay less for their treatment.

There are also several studies that show the benefits of chiropractic treatment for the following conditions:

  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Cervical pain
  • Headaches
  • Ear infections
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis

Chiropractors treat the causes of pain, not the symptoms.

If there is a problem at the cervical level and therefore pain is present, taking an analgesic will treat the symptoms. Visiting a chiropractor can correct the cause of the pain.

Chiropractors specifically look at the body’s nervous system. This system controls everything from reflex responses like breathing, to every movement we make. Since the nerves originate in the spine and then innervate the entire body, chiropractors believe that the health of the spine is very important.

Pain management without drugs.

Patients with pain tend to be very familiar with pain medications, both prescription and non-prescription.

Chiropractic manipulations can provide total pain relief without pills. It is an excellent option for anyone interested in reducing drug use.

Chiropractors use this drug-free approach because it treats the whole body as a system, focusing less on symptoms and more on maintaining a healthy body.

This is the basis of their approach to patient care.

Although there are different techniques that chiropractors use to treat patients, none of them are as invasive as surgery. Patients report little or no side effects following chiropractic treatment. Side effects are common with drug treatment or following surgical treatment.

For many patients, this is one of the most important benefits of chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractic treatment complements other pain treatments.

Managing discomfort as a chronic pain patient often means using a variety of therapies, such as oral medications, physiotherapy, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Because chiropractic care is drug-free, it can be used in conjunction with almost any other therapy (however it is always important to make sure the whole team is aware of all other treatments).

Chiropractic treatment has a low risk.

The most common side effect of chiropractic manipulations is a certain embarrassment or discomfort at the place of adjustment. Chiropractors from Zaker Chiropractic have observed that some patients may experience muscle pain after receiving chiropractic treatment as a result of lengthening. These pains appear due to the poorly developed muscles of the patients

Chiropractors can treat many other conditions.

Chiropractic care is no longer just for back pain and cervical pain. Chiropractic treatment means patient care, and its benefits extend to all kinds of conditions, such as:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Ear infection
  • Gastrointestinal syndromes

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