While there are almost as many reasons to visit your Chiropractic team as there are parts of the body, one of the more popular arguments for Chiropractic care is that it can help to relieve the suffering caused by chronic pain in the neck, back, or joints.
“Chronic pain” is a term that’s kind of hard to pin down to a single description; however, most experts agree that physical discomfort lasting longer than six to twelve months is a good marker. Afflictions can vary between mild and excruciating, and from annoying to completely incapacitating. Furthermore, effects of chronic pain on the body and mind can be devastating.
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If your suffering is an ongoing process, you may find that Chiropractic care helps to ease some of your pain. Spinal adjustments are a great complement to more traditional methods of healthcare. With few exceptions, it’s possible to utilize the services of your primary care Physician as well as your Doctor of Chiropractic with no problems whatsoever.
Because your Chiropractic team takes a very holistic approach to dealing with chronic pain, in addition to determining what may be causing your suffering, a Chiropractor will ask you about your diet, your stress level, and anything else that may be contributing to the amount pain that you’re dealing with. Recent studies have found that there is a correlation between stress and ongoing physical discomfort. People who reported higher than normal stress levels also reported higher than normal pain. As part of your treatment, your Chiropractor may suggest some stress relief techniques to help you effectively manage pain and discomfort.
Here are a few stress-busting techniques that your Chiropractic team may recommend:
- Deep breathing and meditation – These exercises can help you focus your attention on breathing in a rhythmic and soothing fashion, allowing stress to flow out with every exhale.
- Stretching – If your physical condition permits, a short stretching routine can help you pull the tension out of your muscles; as the tension flows out of you, so will the stress.
- Exercise – A brisk walk around the block can help you to clear your mind as it gets your blood flowing. You don’t have to spend 45 minutes at the gym; just exercise long enough to get your heart rate up and to get your mind back on track.
Your Chiropractor has a lot of tools at his or her disposal to help you deal with pain in general, and chronic pain in particular. While there’s no guarantee that you can achieve complete freedom from pain, your Chiropractic team will definitely be able to help ease your suffering. They can also provide you with the tools to take control of your body and effectively manage your symptoms.
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