If you suffer from chronic pain, chiropractic care could be the answer that finally brings you some relief. Chiropractic care, which involves spinal manipulation to relieve pressure on joints and nerves, can treat a number of different ailments. At pain centers dedicated to managing chronic pain, chiropractic care is often a big part of patient treatment plans. Here are some of the benefits of receiving care from a chiropractor:
Reduced Back and Neck Pain
In most cases, back and neck pain result when a portion of the spine presses on one of the spinal nerves. This pressure can be the result of a degenerative disc disease, misalignment, or injury. During a chiropractic treatment session, a chiropractor will manipulate your spine to help restore it to its proper position, relieving the pressure on the nerve that is causing pain.
If you suffer from this kind of chronic pain, a chiropractor may also work with you on your posture to prevent slouching and further irritating the inflamed nerve.
Improved Arthritis Pain
If you have arthritis pain, your joints are probably subluxated, or locked, because of cartilage breakdown. During chiropractic treatment, these joints are coaxed into unlocking so that they don’t place pressure on the nerves in those joints. Regular treatments will leave you more mobile, which will also help keep arthritis pain at bay.
Less Frequent Migraines
Chronic migraines are a mystery to the medical community, though many researchers suspect that a chemical imbalance in the brain is to blame. Chiropractors believe that a misalignment in the spine could trigger the imbalance that causes migraines. With treatment, a chiropractor can keep your spine in alignment, reducing migraines. A recent study conducted by Northwestern College of Chiropractic showed that chiropractic care was as effective in treating migraines as the popular migraine drug amitriptyline.
At the Pain & Wellness Center in Peabody, chiropractic care is one of the many tools we use to treat your chronic pain. Our unique approach to pain management, which involves interdisciplinary techniques and collaborative treatment, is designed to bring you relief fast. Set up a consultation with our team by calling (978) 826-7230.