Pain is a useful messaging system for the body. It signals us that something is wrong and stimulates the body to protect itself from further injury. The nervous system carries these pain signals from the peripheral nerves to the spine, and onto the brain. Although pain is a necessary tool the body uses to signal us when something is wrong, at times it can get out of hand and continue to send signals even after its purpose has been served.
Pain that lingers long after the event that triggered is called chronic pain. The brain becomes accustomed to accommodating this pain and this can complicate its ability to reduce or stop the chronic pain.
Chronic pain can arise from a variety of sources. An injury that has not completely healed can cause continued pain. Nervous system injuries and certain medical conditions can also be responsible for causing chronic pain.
Chronic pain can be overwhelming, and even debilitating, but it can be modified from a variety of treatments including nutritional and botanical modulation of opiates, meditation and hypnosis. Physical therapy, laser therapy and chiropractic treatment are other options for the treatment of chronic pain.
Another cause of chronic pain is Vertebral Subluxation. A Vertebral Subluxation occurs when one or more of the vertebrae move out of position secondary to injury, muscular imbalances, ligament weakness, or other like causes, and thus create a dysfunctional joint complex. One of the purposes of chiropractic medicine is to identify and eliminate these subluxations.
Chiropractic treatment is particularly effective in managing chronic pain that results from injury, nervous system irritation and various internal disorders. Doctors of Chiropractic are trained in a number of therapies that can be very useful in treating chronic pain, such as manipulative therapy, laser therapy, nutrition and trigger point therapy. Chiropractors are experts in the field of natural health and may recommend nutritional supplements, as well as botanicals, to strengthen the effects of the overall treatment.
Chiropractic treatment is useful in reducing or even eliminating many kinds of chronic pain. Call to schedule an appointment and get relief today.