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Chiro for Chronic Pain

Symptoms of chronic back pain
Symptoms of chronic back pain

Chronic pain is pain that persists long-term. It is often described as an ongoing or recurrent pain that may be dull, burning, aching, stabbing, or throbbing, and can range from mild to severe.

The opposite of chronic pain is acute pain, which is a protective response to tissue damage and typically resolves within a few days or weeks. Chronic pain is considered a disease in its own right and can have a significant impact on a person’s physical and emotional well-being, as well as their quality of life. It can lead to depression, anxiety, social isolation, and decreased mobility, and can interfere with daily activities and work productivity.

Symptoms of Chronic Pain

The symptoms of chronic pain can vary widely depending on the underlying condition and the affected body part. Common symptoms associated with chronic pain include:

  • Persistent pain: The pain persists for more than three to six months and may be constant or intermittent.
  • Dull or aching pain: Chronic pain is often described as a dull or aching pain that can be throbbing or sharp at times.
  • Stiffness: Chronic pain can lead to stiffness and reduced mobility, especially in the affected body part.
  • Fatigue: Chronic pain can cause fatigue and exhaustion due to ongoing discomfort and difficulty sleeping.
  • Mood changes: Chronic pain can lead to depression, anxiety, irritability, and other mood changes due to the ongoing discomfort and impact on daily life.
  • Decreased appetite: Chronic pain can cause a decreased appetite and weight loss due to ongoing discomfort.
  • Difficulty sleeping: Chronic pain can cause difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, leading to ongoing fatigue and exhaustion.

What causes chronic pain?

Chiro treatment for chronic pain

Chronic pain can be caused by a wide range of conditions or factors. Common causes associated with chronic pain include:

  • Joint misalignments: Joints that are misaligned create pain and inflammation
  • Injuries: Chronic pain can be caused by injuries that do not fully heal or heal improperly, leading to ongoing discomfort.
  • Medical conditions: Chronic pain can result from various medical conditions, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, cancer, or chronic fatigue syndrome, among others.
  • Nerve damage: Damage to the nerves can cause chronic pain, such as in cases of pinched nerves in the spine.
  • Infections: Certain infections, such as shingles, can cause chronic pain.
  • Lifestyle factors: Poor posture, lack of exercise, and unhealthy habits like smoking or a poor diet can contribute to chronic pain.
  • Psychological factors: Emotional stress, anxiety, depression, and other psychological factors can contribute to chronic pain.
  • Autoimmune disorders: Autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus can cause chronic pain due to inflammation and damage to the joints and tissues.

How chiro for chronic pain can help

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment approach that aims to alleviate chronic pain by restoring proper alignment and function to the musculoskeletal system, resulting in an improvement in nervous system function. Chiropractors use various manual techniques, such as spinal adjustments and mobilization, to address imbalances in the spine and other joints that may be contributing to chronic pain.

Chiropractic treatment for chronic pain may also include soft tissue therapies, such as massage and stretching, to help release tension and promote relaxation. Additionally, chiropractors may provide lifestyle recommendations and exercises to improve posture, strengthen muscles, and prevent future injuries.

Chiropractic care may be effective in reducing chronic pain, particularly for conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

Chronic Pain Prevention & Management

Prevention and management of chronic pain typically involve a combination of Chiropractic care and lifestyle changes. Here are some additional tips that may help prevent or manage chronic pain:

  • Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help improve flexibility, strength, and overall health, which can reduce the risk of chronic pain. Consult with your Chiropractor before starting an exercise program.
  • Maintain good posture: Poor posture can cause chronic pain, especially in the neck, back, and shoulders. Keep mindful of your posture while sitting, standing, and lifting heavy objects.
  • Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet can help reduce inflammation and provide the body with the nutrients it needs to maintain proper function.
  • Practice stress management: Stress can worsen chronic pain, so practicing relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and yoga can be helpful.
  • Get enough sleep: Sleep is important for overall health and healing, so aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night.
  • Consider chiropractic care to help assess treat and manage chronic pain syndromes.

Effective chiro for chronic pain with Karrinyup Wellness Centre

Call the Karrinyup Wellness Centre and book an appointment with one of our Chiropractors for a treatment plan that will help reduce the symptoms associated with chronic pain.

 

Chiro treatment for chronic pain

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    There is acute pain, which refers to recent pain, usually up to 3 weeks long. Chronic pain refers to pain that has been around for a long time, typical at least a few months.

    Chronic pain is pain that persists long-term. It is often described as an ongoing or recurrent pain that may be dull, burning, aching, stabbing, or throbbing, and can range from mild to severe.

    Chiropractic care may be effective in reducing chronic pain, particularly for conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

    Chiropractors use various manual techniques, such as spinal adjustments and mobilization, to address imbalances in the spine and other joints that may be contributing to chronic pain. Chiropractic treatment for chronic pain may also include soft tissue therapies, such as massage and stretching, to help release tension and promote relaxation. Additionally, chiropractors may provide lifestyle recommendations and exercises to improve posture, strengthen muscles, and prevent future injuries.

    Persistent pain, typically dull/aching, stiffness, fatigue, mood changes, decreased appetite and difficulty sleeping.

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