If you suffer from acute or chronic pain, you may find it difficult or impossible to go about your daily activities, do your job or get much enjoyment out of life. Depending on the nature of your injury or illness, you may seek either total pain relief or a reliable, safe form of pain management to get your symptoms under control. The good news is that you may not have to resort to risky, expensive surgeries or mind-numbing medications to break the cycle of pain. Chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy and other natural treatment methods can control or even eliminate pain by addressing the underlying cause of your discomfort. Chronic pain is defined as pain that is unable to be treated through traditional medications and is ongoing. Through proper chiropractic care at Williamson County Integrative Medicine, we may be able to provide non-surgical methods to relieve your pain.
Chiropractic care is able to treat many problems such as back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel and even fibromyalgia. While chiropractic care is commonly associated with spinal manipulation, through the holistic approach, chiropractic care is able to relieve many different forms of pain.
The central structure of this system is the spinal cord. If anything happens to throw your spine out of alignment, such as a car accident, your vertebrae and the discs that lie between them can push against the spinal cord and its major nerve roots, causing such agonizing issues as sciatica, back pain, neck pain, and shooting pains in the extremities. An alignment problem in another part of the skeleton can also impinge nerves painfully. With TMJ disorder, for example, muscle strain and nerve irritation from a misaligned jaw can refer pain into the neck, face, shoulder or head.
Soft tissues can develop chronic pain as well, especially in conditions that directly affect the muscles. Fibromyalgia, for instance, causes substances to build up in the muscles, leaving a series of painful “knots” in various tender points on the body. Osteoarthritis, another common source of chronic pain, occurs when cartilage between bones breaks down and surrounding tissues become inflamed. Conditions which have no outright cure can still respond to ongoing pain management so you can live your life with less discomfort, frustration and physical limitation.