TREATING CHRONIC PAIN
Chronic pain is a major health problem. It’s defined as any pain that lasts more than twelve weeks. According to VeryWell Health, the four most common types of chronic pain are back pain, headaches, joint pain, and nerve pain. Many of these can originate from the spinal area. If you’re experiencing pain, chiropractors can provide different plans of treatment. Which treatment is best for you? One option is spinal manipulative therapy. Here’s what you need to know.
SPINAL MANIPULATION – WHAT TO EXPECT
Spinal manipulative therapy is a technique that treats back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions via the application of force to the spinal joints. The chiropractor uses their hands or a device to apply a controlled thrust to a specific joint of your spine. This thrust moves the joint more than it would on its own. The goal is to restore the spine’s structural integrity, reduce pain and tension, lessen inflammation, improve nerve function, and to help the body’s natural healing process.
IS IT SAFE?
For many people, the benefits of Spinal Manipulative Therapy outweigh any potential side effects. Patients often find their overall well-being is improved. The most common side effects are temporary muscle soreness, stiffness, and a temporary increase in pain as the body adjusts to the realignment of the manipulated joint. As with any type of treatment, consider your unique situation and work with your chiropractor to determine a course of action that best suits your individual needs.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
If you are experiencing any musculoskeletal disorder, whether it’s neck pain or back pain, chiropractic care is an excellent choice for pain relief. To learn more about the advantages of spinal manipulative therapy, talk to Dr. Taylor Davis at Davis Spine and Sport in McKinney, TX. He will work to properly align your body so you can get back to doing the things you love. Schedule your appointment today with Davis Spine and Sport!