Do You Live With Chronic Pain? Chiropractic Care Can Help.
Do you have chronic back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or other discomfort in your body? Do you have constant stomach problems that include acid reflux, constipation, flatulence, or indigestion? Do you get frequent migraines or headaches? If you’re suffering from chronic pain or a condition that won’t go away and can’t be diagnosed, you may be one of the millions of Americans who are without help for their day-to-day suffering.
Many factors might be to blame for your persistent pain. Frequently, bodily system abnormalities are to blame for discomfort and discomfort. A variety of things can cause these imbalances, including congenital conditions, injury- or accident-related problems, stress-induced disorders, and lifestyle issues.
If your illness does not appear to have an obvious cause, and you’ve been given medicine or told that your symptoms are unresponsive, it’s probably time to explore alternative therapies.
Who has chronic pain?
Every day, millions of individuals suffer from chronic suffering. Chronic pain is defined as persistent pain that has been present for at least six months and either comes and goes or is continuous over time. Chronic pain can affect any part of the body and be caused by a variety of factors. Symptoms are sometimes alleviated instead of being identified or diagnosed by medical specialists when they cannot be traced to a specific source.
Chronic pain and suffering are frequently treated with narcotic pain medications, which, rather than addressing the problem at its core, only mask symptoms and conceal the underlying condition. There are so many different causes behind chronic pain that no one wants to experience it. If you’re wondering whether chiropractic treatment can help with chronic pain, keep reading to learn more about how it might improve your life.
Can chiropractic reduce my chronic pain?
Many chronic pain patients are wrongly told that their conditions are normal, untreatable, or permanent. If this sounds familiar, it’s likely because of imbalances in your neuromusculoskeletal system. When one area of the neuromusculoskeletal system is out of balance, it’s actually quite common. This happens because the system is made up of three different but connected systems that don’t often get treated together. Chiropractic care is an effective and comprehensive treatment for the neuromusculoskeletal system. It addresses the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, and skeletal system simultaneously, which can provide relief faster than treatments that focus on just one at a time.
How does chiropractic address the neuromusculoskeletal system?
How can chiropractic treatment help you with problems that appear unrelated to your joints and bones? To begin with, chiropractic treatment doesn’t just focus on bones and joints. As previously said, chiropractic therapy considers a variety of bodily systems at once, starting with the nervous system and ending with the muscular system. The three primary body systems are affected when a professional chiropractor, for example, applies an adjustment or traction to the spine. It’s critical to understand how each of these systems contributes to your health in order to appreciate just how powerful chiropractic treatment can be on the whole body.
How the skeletal system affects your health.
Although the skeletal system is usually what people think of when chiropractic care comes to mind, that’s not all there is to it. When people see adjustments and treatments being done by a chiropractor, they’re often seeing bones and joints being moved expertly. The common misconception that chiropractic care is nothing more than cracking somebody’s back has arisen largely due to this image.
Although realigning your bones and joints is a central part of chiropractic care, it’s certainly not the only thing we do. We spend time studying your individual anatomy to make sure that when we adjust your skeletal system, it’s in the right direction for YOUR body specifically. X-rays and digital analyses help us understand the alignment of your spine and joints before any interventions are applied so that everything is done carefully and correctly.
The skeletal system is responsible for the frame of human beings. It also has a hand in how every other system works, particularly the nervous system. If there are any disruptions such as breaks or misalignments in the skeleton, it can lead to immense pain. Additionally, it can cause other systems to not function correctly or work abnormally. In some cases, it might even partially or fully stop someone from being able to move their body altogether. The framework protects organs, allows humans to move and walk around freely, and serves as a base for the nerves to connect throughout the body.
How the muscular system affects your health.
Many people are unaware that chiropractic care can have a significant impact on the muscular system. This is likely due to the focus on bones and joints when discussing and showcasing chiropractic care online. However, if treated correctly, chiropractic care can result in dramatic benefits for dysfunctional muscles.
Chiropractic care can help to support the muscular system’s health by relaxing tense muscles, increasing oxygen and nutrient circulation to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, as well as improving muscle malleability and flexibility. The mobility of the body will be limited if the muscular system is overused; pain, tension, and discomfort will be felt; and various postures and positions will be unpleasant.
Because muscular systems are highly integrated, an expert chiropractor may use manual adjustments and a variety of equipment and tactics to physically address the muscle. A regular chiropractic adjustment can be really beneficial in certain instances because the muscles might tense excessively as a result of misaligned joints.
How the nervous system affects your health.
The nervous system is vital to the body as it regulates many of the chemical and electrical processes that keep other systems functioning properly. If this system becomes imbalanced, it can cause widespread issues throughout the entire body.
Pain, sleeplessness, foggy thinking, tiredness, sluggishness, headaches, migraines, numbness and tingling, digestive issues, and more can be caused by an unbalanced nervous system. It’s tough to cure nervous system diseases just by treating the symptoms. People frequently try to do so with pain medicine or over-the-counter sickness remedies. Medication for altering brain chemistry or changing brain chemistry is also used to treat these problems.
Techniques and tools such as chiropractic adjustments and decompression therapy can help to rebalance the nervous system under the guidance of an expert.
When the body’s joints and bones are properly positioned, the nerve system can function effectively. The nervous system is one of humanity’s most poorly understood subjects, and it is worth noting that it relies on the movement of nerve energy, which is comparable to blood flow but instead travels via the body’s nerves rather than veins. When nerve energy is blocked or disrupted, chemical and electric signals are unable to travel through the body. Everything from brain activity to digestive processes are affected by this.
Your digestion can be positively influenced by chiropractic care.
Did you know that your digestive system has its own dedicated nervous system? It’s called the enteric nervous system, and it runs the length of your entire digestive tract! When nerve flow is disrupted, this can cause issues with the enteric nervous system. In turn, this creates imbalances in digestion which leads to chronic problems such as nausea, indigestion, acid reflux, constipation, GERD, Crohn’s and more.
Chiropractic care can help chronic pain. This is because chiropractors can help to realign the spine which can help to relieve pressure on the nerves. This, in turn, can help to reduce or eliminate the chronic pain that you are experiencing.
If you have chronic pain, it is worth looking into how your neuromusculoskeletal system may be making the pain worse. Chiropractic care is a treatment designed to treat precisely the neuromusculoskeletal system. When this system is imbalanced, chiropractic care can reduce pain and other issues related to dysfunction. Chiropractic treatments like adjustments, traction, and manipulation are all designed to restore tight or damaged muscles, increase nerve energy flow, and properly align the joints. Chiropractic therapy, when used as a three-pronged approach, frequently results in significant changes for people who have been experiencing chronic pain and ailments.
In chronic back pain or neck pain every day? At Symmetry Chiropractic, we’ve got your back (and whatever else hurts).
Although imbalances and dysfunction in the neuromusculoskeletal system are typically ignored by traditional medical practice, they are important to consider. It’s time to look elsewhere and start your holistic, whole-body care program if you’re suffering from pain and discomfort but haven’t been given any treatment options other than trying to decrease symptoms.
Dr. Cynthia Boyd MD is passionate about providing each and every patient with a personalized treatment strategy that is custom-made for their unique body at Symmetry Health Center. Rather than subject you to a general approach, Dr. Cynthia Boyd will take the time to perform a thorough comprehensive examination and then develop a tailored treatment strategy that you deserve. Chronic pain or discomfort should not be lived with. Call us immediately to make an appointment for your first consultation and start on the road to optimum health in your life!