Qualifying Chronic Pain Through Chiropractic Assessment
Sufferers from chronic pain know that it takes its toll. Day in and day out, it’s difficult to perform basic tasks and enjoy life. The pain is distracting, limiting, and constant. Amazingly, up to 40% of Americans suffer from this debilitating condition.
Unfortunately, pain is a subjective experience, so it’s difficult to diagnose and treat chronic pain conditions in each individual person. What’s terribly unbearable for some could be low-level pain for others. Moreover, people can be more sensitive to different types of pain. A person may have no tolerance for headaches, but tremendous resilience against things like broken bones or fractures. All said, chronic pain demands a tailored approach based on each patient.
Chiropractic is an individualized, holistic treatment model that can help mitigate pain symptoms as identified in individuals. Advanced Spine and Posture is Las Vegas, NV’s leading source for chiropractic treatment. We use Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), an in-depth approach to understanding each patient’s needs and pain.
Traditional medicine’s approach to pain
Pain – especially chronic pain – is something traditional medicine has a readymade answer for: painkillers. When doctors can’t pinpoint the source of pain or they diagnose the pain as “psychological” they might prescribe painkillers or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They’re a quick solution that offers immediate relief, which is a win-win by many patient standards.
But painkillers only combat pain temporarily. They also come with a host of side effects that become more prominent when they’re taken frequently. What’s worse, patients end up needing more and more of these drugs to ease chronic pain, which can lead to addiction. The bottom line is that painkillers are only a temporary solution for relief, while long-term quality of life is dependent on getting to the source of the pain.
Chiropractic for pain management
The benefit of visiting a chiropractor for chronic pain symptoms versus a general physician is the focus on spinal health, which is central to total body wellness. The spine has a close connection to chronic pain because of its role in transmitting nerve signals throughout the body. Even minor subluxations (misalignments) in the vertebral discs can cause the miscommunication of nerve signals. Therefore, realigning the spine through chiropractic care is often helpful for pain patients.
With chronic pain, it’s absolutely essential to get to the root cause of the problem. Your chiropractor will complete a full investigation of what might be causing your chronic pain. This could include X-rays, CT scans, a review of your medical history, and a full physical evaluation. Once your chiropractor has determined what might be causing the pain, you can begin to discuss treatment options.
Trying to fight chronic pain on your own usually doesn’t work and can have dire consequences if you turn to painkillers. Instead, trust the professionals at Advanced Spine and Posture in Las Vegas, NV to be your partners in living a healthy, pain-free life. Contact us today for a free consultation or to learn more about our Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) approach to delivering tailored wellness solutions.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.