Pain management for your chronic pain
Pain Management is important if you have chronic pain. Chronic pain in your back and neck is one of many things you can go to a chiropractor to seek treatment for. Chronic pain is different from acute pain — pain from an injury or illness which will diminish during the healing process. It lasts too long and cannot be managed in the same ways. It is also different from intractable pain, in that it does not necessarily require surgery or heavy medication.
Some of the symptoms of chronic pain are inflammation and muscle tension. A chiropractor will not start working on your back right away, but will talk with you to try to diagnose the cause of the pain. This will be the basis of whatever treatment plan is developed.
Possible causes of chronic pain
Degenerative disk disease is one cause of chronic pain. If it is not too advanced, it can be treated with chiropractic care.
Herniated disks are spinal disks that have cracked.In the lower spine, a herniated disk can lead to sciatica, which causes severe pain in the legs, hips and buttocks and can inhibit mobility. A chiropractor can relieve pressure on the disk and assist nutrient flow, giving it a chance to heal.
Kyphosis is a rounding of the spine, mild or severe. It can be caused by arthritis, developmental problems or simply bad posture. A chiropractor can use spinal manipulation to lower inflammation and muscle spasms and improve the strength of the spine, and can, if necessary, teach exercises that improve the posture.
Pain management — better than the alternative
Pain management already sounds like an admission of defeat, especially when dealing with chronic pain. It does not necessarily mean that nothing is going to be done to treat the cause of the pain. However, such treatment is not likely to take effect immediately, and in the meantime there is a life to be lived. A chiropractor in the Kansas City, MO area can help you do everything you need to do with a minimum of drugs until the treatment has begun to take effect.
Even if you pride yourself on your stoicism, chronic pain can lessen your ability to do your job, enjoy your activities and get enough sleep. There is no shame in seeking out help for it.
A pain management center in Lees Summit and Kansas City, MO
If you live in western Missouri, are suffering from chronic pain and are in need of a chiropractor, consider Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center, whose staff includes three chiropractors, Dr. Joe Symes, Dr. Travis Early and Dr. Jaynee Brown. They will help you determine the cause of your back pain, discuss your treatment options and improve your quality of life. Rejuvenate was ranked the top chiropractor in Lees Summit in 2015.