6 Ways a Chiropractor Can Help Reduce Your Pain

by | Jan 3, 2019 | Physical Health + Wellness

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Back pain, neck pain, headaches, hip aches, shoulder aches. OMG! Make it stop, right?

So, what do all of these things have in common? They are all related to your spine. The spine is the most complex part of the skeleton given the way that every other part of the body is supported by it, and without a strong and healthy spine, you can expect to be in a lot of pain. A lot of people don’t consider their spine when they are caring for their health, nor do they think about how their back is impacted by even the slightest changes–to posture and tread, for example.

We strive to live a life without pain and with a lot of movement and flexibility, and when you consider the fact that you don’t want to spend your time in and out of the doctor’s office–no matter how comfortable these medical tables are–you need to start caring for your spine. When you opt for chiropractic care, it’s not just about having someone come in and snap your back into place. Sure, that happens too, but you feel good, and the relief you can gain from their care can be effective for a very long time.

Read below about some of the ways a chiropractor can improve your life and reduce your pain:

A Very Powerful Way to Rid Yourself of Pain

You’re off work for a while and you’re lying down binge watching a new series on Netflix. You’re trying desperately to get a break from all the work that you’ve been putting in behind your desk, but instead of feeling relaxed, you are feeling pain. In the lower back, you have a bunch of nerves called the sciatic nerves, and when they’re inflamed, the pain shoots down your buttocks and legs, making for a very uncomfortable situation whether you sit or stand. You literally, you get a pain in the ass!  

Instead of reaching for painkillers, making an appointment with a chiropractor and doing stretches specifically designed to relieve sciatica pain may be the best things you can do. They can help to reduce pain better than most medications, because most of the time, the pain is caused by a misalignment somewhere!

Treating the ISSUE Not the Symptoms

Chiropractic care takes you to the source of the pain. While your painkillers will treat the symptoms you are feeling, the care you receive in a chiropractic appointment will pinpoint the source of the issue, not the results of it. If you have a spine that is slightly twisted and that twist is causing radiating nerve pain in your arms, being realigned is going to reduce pressure on those nerves and relieve the pain.

Taking time to care for your spine is an important piece of good personal care--and can provide life-improving #painrelief. #chiropractor #ChronicPain

No More Side Effects

With medication comes brief relief, sure, but you also get side effects. You get the tummy aches or the lowered immune system or the whole menu of issues that become more of a problem because you took medication in the first place. The stronger the medication, the scarier the side effects! Chiropractors always use a drug free approach because it will help patients achieve optimal health without the risks of side effects.

Complementary Medicine

Managing chronic pain is tough. The human body can only take so much stress before it gives in, and our bodies are precious. Procedures and treatment to end pain are very much trial and error, and chiropractic care can be complementary to other treatments. Different therapies exist to help in the relief of chronic pain, but as chiropractors don’t use any oral drugs in their services, it can be used alongside other treatments that do prescribe them. Before you combine any treatments, it goes without saying that you should be getting advice from your primary care physician first.

Treatment is More Personal 

While it’s great to have your spine seen to by a professional it’s not a treatment that fits everyone. It cannot fix every issues you’ve ever had with your back, but you can get treatment that is personalized to your specific individual needs. There are different techniques used in chiropractic care, and if you have a specific pain in your back or in an area of your body that is related to your spine, your chiropractic care can help. The medical tables that are used by chiropractors are modified especially for specific body shapes and sizes, and your chiropractor will know how to work around that problem with you, giving you the best solution available for your needs. They can work with you to ensure that you are comfortable, happy, and ready to take on the world again because the pain is gone.

Low-Risk Treatment 

There are a lot of people that will say that chiropractic care has side effects–and like any form of treatment, it does. The most common side effect is a little soreness in the area of adjustment. Some people experience a headache or some fatigue after the procedure, with the effects minimal and temporary. The ultimate goal of readjustment and realignment is achieved and designed to make your body feel good, feel relieved and head toward less pill-popping to help your own pain. When you think about it, this is the result of exercise. You feel sore initially, but you know you’re doing something good for your body and you’re working toward a result that makes sense for you. The whole process is non-invasive, which means that it’s extremely low-risk.

Chiropractors put a lot of emphasis in spinal care, now more than ever, as we are becoming a society of “sitters.” Many of us spend more time looking at screens than we do out in the world. Taking time to care for your spine is an important piece of good personal care–and a life-improving pain reliever.

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6 Ways a Chiropractor Can Help Reduce Your Pain