People who experience lingering pain for weeks at a time or even on a daily basis are suffering from chronic pain. Due to the side effects and the potential habit forming nature of pain medication, many of these people suffering from chronic pain will refuse to take pain medication. Then there are those people who simply can not take medications due to allergies or other sensitivities. This is why over the past several decades chiropractic care has moved to the front of alternative pain relief treatment.
With millions of patients already unhappy with the state of our medical healthcare system, it is no surprise that a multitude of people and patients are turning to chiropractic for pain management and injury rehabilitation. This is because of consistent and successful patient results being achieved without the use of drugs or surgery to promote healing. With the advancement of Chiropractors' knowledge about the nervous system, especially in cybernetics, the implications on chiropractic care have broadened immensely.
Chiropractic care is a drug free way to correct chronic pain disorders by focusing on the root of the problem. The examination, diagnosis and treatment program for disorders of the spinal is performed without the use of drugs. Furthermore, pain relieving medication, or some other type of medical need, is necessary for the relief of chronic pain. Your chiropractor can refer you to a medical doctor or physician when needed. Chiropractors work with spinal adjustments and body wellness to achieve the same results pain medications can deliver without the side effects.
Doctors of Chiropractic use a hands on approach through spinal adjustment techniques and manipulations in order to treat the pain that their patients are experiencing. There are dozens of dimensions your chiropractor can utilize to provide pain relief.
Following a complete examination and review of a patient's medical history, your chiropractor can provide a complete diagnosis along with the available treatment options. Many of the treatments available for chronic pain relief involve performing quick thrust movements directed at a specific vertebra in the spine. Spinal adjusting works for chronic pain relief because it realigns the spinal and reduces pressure on the nerve endings which are causing the pain elsewhere in the body.
Depending on the focus of your chiropractor, he or she might offer a more holistic approach to spinal care. This means that they try to improve a patient's general health and well being through the use of good diet, exercise, and lifestyle counseling. The belief is that when you combine healthy lifestyle choices with the natural pain relief of spinal adjustment, the patient can achieve longer repeating results and keep the pain from re-occurring.