Being in pain is a normal and essential aspect of being human; it is your body’s defence mechanism. Your reaction to pain is to get rid of it as soon as you can; you might also seek expert assistance, as from a chiropractor; or you might just decide to take some weight off of a sore leg.
Persistent pain is defined as discomfort that is extremely difficult to manage. It is incapacitating to live with persistent discomfort. Because long-term pain management prevents you from engaging in your daily activities—such as working, exercising, or doing the things you love—many people with chronic pain rightly report feeling melancholy.
We at Active Health Co. will support you in your quest for relief from chronic pain. Together, we will deliver customised, encouraging chiropractic care for persistent pain.
What is chronic pain?
A persistent, continuous discomfort lasting longer than three months is referred to as chronic pain. It’s so common in Australia, the data shows that one in five Australians aged 45 and over are living with persistent and ongoing chronic pain.
Acute and chronic pain are not the same thing. When you injure yourself, your nerves notify your brain of the harm so that it can react appropriately. This hurts us. Acute pain is the term used to describe this type of discomfort.
For those who suffer from chronic pain, this usual method of nerve-brain communication is disrupted.
There are two main differences between acute pain and chronic pain:
- Cause: Usually, acute pain has a clear cause – for example, an injury – whereas chronic pain may not.
- Duration: Acute pain lasts as long as it takes for the injury to heal, whereas chronic pain lasts for long stretches of time.
What causes chronic pain?
Chronic pain is a result of a disruption in the communication between your nerves and your brain. Either, the nerve signals that carry pain messages to the brain are interrupted, or the brain does not receive these messages properly.
There are a lot of things that can lead to chronic pain, including:
- tissue injury
- nerve injury
- a bone or joint injury
- musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis or osteoporosis
- injury after surgery
- sports injuries
Or in some cases, there is seemingly no cause for the chronic pain.
Chiropractor care for chronic pain: how can chiro care help?
Chiropractic care is designed to get you back to optimal health. When you visit Active Health Co., our team of chiropractors will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for chronic pain relief – this will begin with getting a thorough understanding of your health history.
Following that, we’ll work with you to understand what treatment will work best for you – this could be a combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage, or rehabilitation exercises and advice to improve your pain.
Our hands on approach will relieve tension and function in your spine, improve your range of movement and mobility and ultimately help you find natural relief from your chronic pain.
Nerves run throughout your body and between the joints of your spine. Realigning your spine ensures that there is no pressure on these nerves that may be causing you pain.
Chiro care for chronic lower back pain
You can discover all-natural relief from your chronic lower back pain with the help of our chiropractors at Active Health Co.
Research indicates that using spinal adjustments to treat chronic lower back pain is a safe, natural solution.
As chiropractors, we approach your health holistically, using a range of techniques based on your individual requirements. One of the main components of our treatments is spinal manipulation therapy.
We can employ a variety of spine-focused therapies, like as targeted manual adjustments and muscle relaxation, to relieve your lower back’s chronic pain.
Chiro care for chronic headaches
Suffering from a headache for more than fifteen days out of the month is considered chronic pain. At Active Health Co., we’ll help you manage chronic headaches in a natural, effective and drug-free way.
Headaches are often caused by either a misaligned spine or tension in the body. As chiropractors, we’ll work with you to identify where you are holding tension. We’ll use gentle spinal adjustments to reduce the tension and improve spinal function. This will likely reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches.
Chiro care for chronic neck pain
A previous injury, arthritis, muscle inflammation, or lifestyle choices can all contribute to chronic neck pain. One of the most prevalent forms of chronic pain experienced by Australians is chronic neck pain, along with chronic back pain.
A study on the effectiveness of chiro care for chronic neck pain reported that 90 per cent of patients reported being highly satisfied with the chiro care for chronic pain.
If you are suffering from chronic neck pain we will work with you to understand the potential causes and best treatments, including manual therapy, to help you find chronic pain relief.
When you make an appointment to see us at Active Health Co., we understand that you are seeking relief from your chronic pain. We will provide you with chiropractic care for chronic pain to help you find relief but also provide you with whole person care, that will ensure you can get back to living your life to the fullest, as soon as possible.