Often people do not associate chiropractors with pain management. But, in fact, chiropractic care can help with pain relief. Chiropractic care is most beneficial when treatment is consistent and when patients complete the treatment plan recommended by their chiropractor.
What does chiropractic care do for pain management?
The goal of chiropractic care is to correct misalignments of the spine. These misalignments can cause many problems because the central nervous system is the center of bodily functions—including healing and regeneration. If you have any misalignments, there can be interference in the nervous system, which often hinder recovery. By straightening the misalignments, the pain will go away and help patient’s feel better. This is essential when it comes to pain management.
Chiropractors use many tools to help with pain management. They may use ultrasounds, x-rays, electrical stimulate, hot and cold packs, and other devices to diagnosis and treat pain.
Chiropractic care is safe and effective
There are some people who are concerned about the safety of chiropractic care. Chiropractors have been through years of training before practicing and research shows that chiropractic care can help with pain management. If there is an issue that the chiropractor cannot treat, they will refer patients to a medical doctor.
Skilled chiropractors, like those at ChiroCarolina® in Charlotte NC, are ready and able to help with pain management and pain relief.
Chiropractic care can help with many problems
Treatment for lower back pain depends on the underlying cause of the back pain. Often there is a specific adjustment needed—this can help with pain relief. The adjustment produces an increased gap of the respective joints; this can lead to reduction of muscle spasms and reflex mediated pain. Often mobilization of the low back releases the compression/irritation on associated soft tissue in the area, leading to reduced signs and symptoms traveling into the pelvis, thigh, and leg.
If you have neck or arm pain, many times a chiropractor will gently adjust the spine and use physiotherapy including traction and neuromuscular electrical stimulation. The chiropractic adjustments restore normal spinal motion, while the physiotherapy helps alleviate muscle tightness or spasms. Treatment is customized to the specific patient situation so that it will be the most effective.
If you are suffering from headaches, often the preferred mode of chiropractic treatment is gentle cervical spine manipulation coupled with neuromuscular electrical stimulation, myofacial work, and physiotherapy. Doctors at ChiroCarolina® look to address the headache when it is presenting, but to also provide pain management by helping to prevent future headaches.
If you have been in an accident or had an injury, chiropractic care can help with pain management. For the injured areas to return to normal function doctors at ChiroCarolina® use the gentle chiropractic adjustment to return spinal segments and extremity joints to their normal mobility and utilize physiotherapy to help the supportive tissues. When combined with rest to help the healing process, athletes and motorists will find their way back on the court, field, or road. A chiropractor can help recommend strategies for both exercise and stretching to help the patient stay healthy.
Are you suffering from pain and need help with pain management? Call the chiropractors at ChiroCarolina® in Charlotte NC today so you can find a holistic and natural way to assist your pain management.