To lessen your dependence on pain medication, you must first understand what causes pain. Whether your pain is in your head, your back, your neck or another area of your body, the pain you‘re feeling is a symptom of an underlying cause. You could have a pinched nerve or compressed disc or misaligned joints in your spine. Our goal as doctors of chiropractic is to find the reason for your pain and fix it.
Many pain researchers agree that the spine and central and peripheral nervous systems play a huge role in how pain is transmitted to and from the brain. If the spine is out of alignment, the spinal cord and a number of these nerves may be pinched or constricted, which could cause increased pain levels. Chiropractic adjustments for chronic pain ease the spine back into proper alignment, relieving pressure on the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. When all of your systems are working as they should, daily activities such as walking, bending, and lifting are not as painful and you are better able to enjoy an active life.
Life without pain medicine is possible with the help of a chiropractor.
If you’ve been dealing with the same pain for years, it’s hard to imagine a life without painkillers. But chiropractors can lessen your dependence on pain medications by finding the cause of your symptoms and relieving the pain naturally. Our goal is for you to not have to rely on medicine in order to get through life.
Patients with chronic pain are at a high risk of suffering from side effects of pain medication, including addiction. Chiropractic care provides a safe, effective way to reduce chronic pain so you can break the cycle of chemical dependence.