When it comes to pain, many patients have either accepted pain as part of life or resorted to a cycle of continually masking pain with medications. While pain is a subjective condition, any degree of pain generates discomfort and impacts a patient’s overall quality of life. Much of the rhetoric surrounding pain in internal medicine is that it can either be managed through pain pills or will slowly pass as the body naturally heals.
The truth is, regardless of your age or condition, there is a more proactive approach to treating pain rather than simply “managing” it. Rather than accepting pain as part of life, the field of chiropractic medicine looks to identify the source of pain instead of just focusing on the symptoms of a patient’s condition. This approach creates more accountability on the part of the medical professional to carefully listen to the patient and generate a proper diagnosis and complete treatment plan that will result in the patient’s optimum health and wellbeing.
Treating Pain at the Source
Chiropractors aren’t in the business of guess and check. In order to properly treat their patients through physical manipulation and chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors need a complete understanding of the severity, extent and location of a patient’s injuries. This requires careful and thorough diagnostic work. As a result, chiropractors take the time to attentively listen to a patient’s symptoms and medical history to paint a complete picture of the patient’s condition and develop the best treatment plan for his/her specific needs.
By listening to the patient and closely monitoring the patient’s responses to treatments, chiropractors can get to the source of pain. This approach allows for treatments that are more productive than simply masking pain with nerve inhibiting pills.
If a patient experiences pain after a fall or collision, the nerves surrounding the injured area send signals to the brain that they are experiencing excessive pressure and strain. By correcting a bone misalignment and/or releasing tension on bones and soft tissue, chiropractors are able to correct an injury at its source to help the patient achieve long-term pain relief rather than requiring the patient to settle for pain management.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Pain
Once a chiropractor has an idea of what may be causing his patient’s pain and discomfort, he can implement a series of chiropractic adjustments to improve the patient’s condition. Chiropractic adjustments are highly focused pressure treatments that isolate an area of the body (various joints throughout the body) and work to promote improved mobility and blood flow. By relieving pressure through a series of adjustments, the nerves surrounding the injured joint will experience less discomfort and cease to communicate pain signals to the brain.
Sustainable and Holistic Pain Treatments
Because they do not rely on risky surgeries and toxic medications, chiropractic treatments for pain are devoid of significant side-effects and can be administered as often as needed for patients of all ages and conditions. This is ideal for chronic conditions that require weeks, months or even years of continued care.
If you are dealing with chronic lower back pain (sciatica), neck pain, shoulder pain or any other joint pain and discomfort, consider the benefits of a more dedicated and holistic chiropractic approach to pain treatment. Call our team of Dallas chiropractors at (942) 525-7246 to schedule your initial consultation to discuss your symptoms and develop a thorough treatment plan to help you better manage and treat your pain.