Chronic pain is a problem experienced by millions of people. The problem is sometimes so severe it inhibits the ability of the sufferer to work or enjoy their life. There are many causes of pain but the majority of people report back, neck and shoulder pain as the cause of their discomfort. This is typically caused by problems related to the responses of the central nervous system. Treating the underlying issues that are sending signals to the nervous system is an effective method of relieving pain permanently.
Gradual Spinal Problems
Car accidents and bad falls cause immediate trauma that can create long-term pain and stiffness. However, most people develop a misalignment in their spine gradually. It could be from minor injuries, bad posture or from carrying extra weight that leads to the development of a misalignment and pain. The cumulative effects over time eventually become severe pain that is no longer possible to ignore.
Using Chiropractic Solutions
Realigning the spine is an important first step towards recovery. Chiropractic manipulation puts the spine where it needs to be, allows the spinal fluid to circulate and heal the body and calms the pain response that triggers the nervous system. Multiple appointments and maintenance alignments are often more beneficial than a single adjustment.
Including Additional Steps
Alignment helps to reduce pain. For many people relief is felt almost immediately. Unfortunately, it is not all that needs to be done to stop pain and mobility issues permanently. The problems will almost always return or become worse if patients do not correct concerns like bad posture, poor diet and weight issues. Chiropractors understand this and establish treatment plans that include spinal manipulation as only one of their services. They will encourage and advise their patients about other steps to take. These steps may include hot and cold therapy, physical therapy and diet and exercise programs.
To relieve existing pain and prevent future injuries it is important that you start getting acquainted with your central nervous system now. Schedule an appointment with a chiropractor for a comprehensive exam. Listen to their advice and make the changes necessary to begin a more comfortable, pain-free life.