Treating Chronic Pain with Chiropractic Treatment
Whatever the cause, thousands of Canadians suffer through chronic pain on a regular basis. Whether as a result of an injury (a car accident or sports-related injury) or an unrelated condition (sciatica), chronic pain can be debilitating and make even the simplest daily tasks harder.
What exactly is chronic pain? Chronic pain is just that, pain that continues to persist after the expected time frame, and often doesn’t respond well to typical treatment or pain management techniques. It can affect various parts of the body, and can be intermittent (coming on at different points during the day) or present all the time.
This is where chiropractic treatment comes in. A registered chiropractor, one trained to assess chronic pain and administer treatment can bring significant relief.
Prior to any form of treatment, your registered chiropractor will assess your pain, learning how and why this pain is present – it is essential to know what is causing the pain before attempting to treat it. Following this assessment and diagnosis, your chiropractor will develop an individualized plan to address the issue. A one size fits all approach to treating chronic pain will not work for most, and so a unique plan of attack is what will be the most effective.
After your chiropractor has determined the source of the pain, a variety of different treatment methods may be used to help decrease the pain and increase mobility. This treatment most often involves the use of manual spinal manipulation to help restore alignment to the structure of the body, thereby alleviating pain without surgery or medication.
Active Release Technique and Graston Technique are two forms of chiropractic treatment that are also becoming more popular because of their effectiveness at treating chronic pain. Both work (in different ways) to break down or reduce the amount of scar tissue that builds up following an injury.
Kinesiotaping is especially effective when treating a sports injury. It is used by chiropractors to help stabilize and support muscles and joints while offering flexibility – this can be a great way to help curb the pain while out enjoying your favourite activities.
If you find yourself suffering throughout the day because of chronic pain, stop ignoring the pain and get some actual relief. A chiropractor can work with you to find it!
For more about chiropractic treatment for chronic pain, please contact Athletic Edge Sports Medicine today by calling 416 800 0800 or visit www.aesmphysiotherapytoronto.ca.