The Effects of Chronic Pain
Pain can be a huge obstacle. It can stop us from doing the things that we want to do. It can prohibit us from our duties. Pain can stop us from fully living. A skilled pain specialist can help.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, “approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain. Chronis pain is the most common cause of long-term disability” (2006). Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.
One great physician once said, “Pain is more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” People who are afflicted with pain feels its burden in even the most mundane tasks. They begin to lose the “flavor of life” and stop enjoying the things that they used to enjoy.
Chronic pain is “ongoing pain that persists beyond an expected time frame, and it doesn’t respond to an expected time frame, and it doesn’t respond to the typical pain management techniques” (Gentile, 2016). Other symptoms of chronic pain include extreme sensitivity to pain, pain lasting over 6 months, and pain from something that normally wouldn’t be painful.
Chiropractic for Chronic Pain
One of the most successful chronic pain treatments is chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a non-traditional approach to treating pain through non-invasive, gentle techniques. The focus of chiropractic care is to reduce stress on the nervous system caused by misalignments in the spinal bones. The structure of the spine plays a huge role in pain factors such as inflammation and muscle tension.
Many people have forgotten what it is like to live a pain-free life. They are so used to dealing with chronic pain on a daily level that they simply expect it to never leave. The good news is that chronic pain does not have to be part of your life!
Our team at Abundant Life Chiropractic is committed to providing lasting comfort and relief for your chronic pain. We will explain every step in a comfortable and familiar environment as you continue on your road to recovery. Call today for a no-obligation exam/consult with one of our friendly staff members!