Chronic Pain Treatment From Eulo Chiropractic Center
Chronic pain invades every facet of your life and prevents you from living fully. Over time, that pain can completely disrupt your health and cause secondary problems as well. Chronic pain nearly always involves some form of musculoskeletal issues that can be treated with chiropractic care. A chiropractor may also be able to provide lifestyle and nutritional advice to relieve pain and help you regain your health. Here are the basics on chronic pain and its treatment, courtesy of Eulo Chiropractic Center in Sewell, New Jersey.
Defining Chronic Pain
Doctors characterize pain into three categories: transient, intractable and chronic. Transient pain is acute but lasts only a short time – you hit your elbow on something or stub your toe. Intractable pain is severe, overwhelming and constant, like the pain from cancer. Most doctors define chronic pain as pain that lasts three months or more. The pain persists beyond what is expected and does not respond to the usual treatment strategies. Chronic pain can actually alter the brain structure and it affects the entire nervous system.
Chronic Pain – Causes and Effects
Musculoskeletal issues are one of the most common reasons for chronic pain. These conditions nearly always involve the nervous system as well. Arthritis, tendinitis, poor posture, injuries and repetitive motion issues may all be factors. However, other conditions such as autoimmune disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and migraines can result in chronic pain. It’s normal to change your posture or body mechanics when you hurt. Compensating for the pain can result in secondary issues, as when abdominal pain causes a bent- over posture. The stress of chronic pain can cause sleep problems, depression and anxiety.
Chiropractic and Chronic Pain
Conventional medical treatment is often unsuccessful in chronic pain, so patients may self-medicate with alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescription drugs, many of which have health or side effects. A chiropractor takes a holistic approach to identify all the factors that may cause or contribute to the pain. If a joint is misaligned, regular adjustments can help. Nutritional analysis and counseling remove inflammatory foods from the diet and ensures the proper nutrients to support the nervous system. Massage therapy helps loosen tight muscles and relieves stress. Corrective exercises help strengthen muscles and increase flexibility.
Call Eulo Chiropractic Center Today!
If you suffer from chronic pain of any sort, the Eulo Chiropractic Center may be able to relieve your pain and improve your health. Please contact us today by calling 856-269-4567 or come by the office at 438 Ganttown Road A1 in Sewell, New Jersey. Extended and Saturday hours (Saturday by appointment only) help meet your scheduling needs. In addition to routine chiropractic care for patients of any age, we also offer specialized services such as micronutrient testing and weight loss counseling.