Pain is an unfortunate reality throughout our lives. Some pain only lasts for seconds, whereas other pain lasts for days, weeks, or months. Research shows that 50 million Americans are dealing with chronic pain in their daily lives. Fortunately, there are various types of chiropractic treatments that can help you manage the pain you are feeling.
Types of Pain
Pain management often deals with different types of pain. There are different ways to classify pain but most commonly you have acute or chronic pain. Pain can also be intractable meaning it can be very difficult to deal with.
Acute pain is pain that lasts less than 3 months and is usually caused by acute trauma to the tissue. Acute pain can usually be managed quickly. Chiropractic care can help with acute pain depending on the condition.
Chronic pain varies from intractable pain as this type of pain is ongoing and persists past the expected time frame. Oftentimes, chronic pain doesn’t respond to typical pain management techniques. However, there are a variety of chiropractic treatments that can help relieve symptoms of chronic pain.
Treatments for Pain
There are a few types of chiropractic treatments for acute and chronic pain. These include spinal manipulation, exercise, passive therapies, and posture correction.
Spinal manipulation is used to treat acute symptoms of pain resulting from a medical condition or injury. It also benefits those who suffer from chronic pain with reports of improved range of motion and a short-term improvement of pain.
An exercise program prescribed by a chiropractor may have numerous benefits to one’s health, including reducing the symptoms of both acute and chronic pain. Posture correction can help restore a body to its best functioning abilities. Correcting posture and promoting posture awareness can help with reduction in back and shoulder pain.
Passive therapies including ultrasound and electric muscle stimulation can help reduce pain symptoms in muscles and tissues which allows for faster recovery.
If you are suffering from any pain, give Fletcher Chiropractic a call today at 402-261-5766 or check out our website. We will work with you to help relieve your symptoms.