Pain is a necessary sensation that protects your body. The mechanism of pain begins in the skin where pain receptors await triggers. When these receptors sense an injury, they send signals to the spinal cord to induce the release of certain chemicals. These chemicals then trigger other nerves to carry a signal to the brain where the signal travels through three parts of the brain that manage sensation, thought and emotional response. When the pain mechanism operates effectively, it safeguards the body. Because nerves are the centerpiece of pain sensation, conditions that impact the nerves can cause a range of issues, such as chronic pain.
Many approaches to pain management include medications and surgery. While these techniques do offer benefits, many times patients experience a reduced quality of life. The medications that are used for pain management contain narcotics that may lead to overuse and even addiction. Surgery increases the chances of developing scar tissue which can leave a person with less mobility and more pain than before the procedure.
Chiropractic techniques are proven as safe and effective approaches to pain management. The source of your pain is identified through a comprehensive physical evaluation and review of your symptoms. We use this information to determine the nerve that is impeded, and we perform specialized manipulations of the musculoskeletal system to relieve the pressure on the nerve. Our treatments can be integrated into a larger chronic disease management plan in conjunction with your physician or as standalone treatments to help with routine problems.
- Back Pain (Lower and Upper)
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Herniated Disc
- Knee Pain
- Headaches & Migraine
If you are living with chronic or frequent pain, we recommend that you be evaluated by our chiropractor. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation, and start your journey towards a higher quality of life.