Chronic pain treatment is necessary for those who are living with ongoing pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than three months, which is a long time for someone to live in pain. Traditional medical practices often involve treating chronic pain by prescribing patients various types of medications, which for the most part treat the chronic pain issue by masking the pain.
Since some traditional approaches to chiropractic treatment do not address the underlying issue for the chronic pain, more patients are looking for alternative chronic pain treatments. Chronic pain can be the result of arthritis, back injuries, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and much more.
A chronic pain diagnosis is necessary for those suffering from continual pain to allow for effective chronic pain treatment plan.
Traditional vs. alternative
Since traditional approaches to treating chronic pain often involve the use of medications aka painkillers that do not fix the chronic pain issue, it is often necessary for those living with chronic pain to seek the alternative care that can help them be free of chronic pain altogether.
Alternative treatment options for chronic pain often include using an experienced chiropractor because they use a holistic approach when treating patients who are experiencing chronic pain. Instead of using pharmaceuticals, they will choose from a number of natural healing options that allow them to best treat their patients in a holistic manner.
Traditional treatments include:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs:
- Topical analgesics
Alternative treatments include:
- Manual manipulation techniques
- Massage therapy
- Relaxation techniques
- Alternating hot and cold
- Transcutaneous electrical stimulation
Chronic back pain
Chronic back pain can lead to neurological feedback that only makes the pain worse and make the condition more difficult to treat. When chronic back pain is a result of back surgery that did not go as planned it can lead to additional nerve pain. Since chronic back pain management is such an essential part of a patient’s recovery, we strive to provide quality care for long-term treatment.
Pinched nerve treatment
A pinched nerve occurs when there is pressure on a nerve and is often the result of a repetitive motion, i.e. typing for hours at a time, sleeping in certain positions. When pressure is on a nerve, it tends to cause the swelling that can lead to a person experiencing various levels of nerve pain. When someone suffers from chronic pinched nerves, it is crucial to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Treatment will involve various forms of physical therapy and medication. As with many chiropractic injuries, surgery is usually a last resort since it includes a variety of risks. The longer someone waits to seek treatment for pinched nerves, the more likely that it will lead to additional nerve problems, like swelling and scarring.
Sciatica pain treatment
Sciatica pain occurs when there is pressure on one or both of the sciatic nerves. The sciatic nerves are in the lower back and travel down the buttocks to the legs. While many patients with sciatica pain will heal on their own, others will need to seek sciatica pain treatment in order to truly find relief.
We can customize the treatment toward the needs of the patient and help teach them the stretches they can use at home. With this fusion of professional treatment and at-home stretches, the patient will be able to continue feeling relief after the initial treatment process.
Herniated disc treatment
When someone has a herniated disc, treatment is often necessary in order to avoid surgery. While surgery can be effective, there are risks and a long recovery time that can cause problems with a patient’s quality of life. Alternative chiropractic treatment options are effective and will not cause too much pain to the patient.
The main goal of treating a herniated disc is to provide the pain relief that will allow the patient to once again participate in their everyday activities. Even though someone may be able to deal with minor chiropractic pain, the condition can become debilitating if one does not seek professional treatment.
Spinal decompression is an alternative treatment option for those who are suffering from chronic low back pain. This advanced form of spinal treatment uses technology that causes a vacuum effect to help relieve any pressure put on the back and spine. Spinal decompression can also help to provide relief to the nerves and discs. This gentle vacuum pulling decompression therapy to relieve the pressure also attracts more blood flow and draws healing nutrients to the spinal area.
Untreated back pain can get in the way of the body’s natural healing process. Spinal adjustments are also known as spinal manipulations and are an alternative treatment often used by chiropractors in order to reduce any chronic pain a patient is currently experiencing. We have the professional training to use the most effective spinal manipulation techniques, with the overall goal being to relieve pain and improve physical functioning.
When we use the spinal adjustment along with other alternative treatments like exercise and massage, patients can expect to find the chronic pain relief they are seeking. The first step in the recovery process is to call us and schedule an appointment today.
If you would like to learn more about Chronic Pain Treatment and the various treatments we provide, call (732) 504-6559 to schedule a consultation.