Experiencing chronic pain in your body can cause severe discomfort. If not treated, it can affect you mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially. Joseph Caraccilo DC, PC, a chiropractor at Shift Wellness, can help you overcome your chronic pain and appreciate your healthy life.
Your chiropractor is an expert in joint, muscles, spine, and nervous system pain. Many health conditions can cause chronic pain and chiropractic care can alleviate your pain. These include:
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Strains and sprains
- Sports and work injuries
- Neck pain
What happens at chiropractic care?
When you go for chiropractic care, your doctor will evaluate your situation and determine your pain’s root cause. Your doctor will request you to share the experienced symptoms and also review your medical history. He will perform some physical examination which may include feeling your joints, spine, muscles, and a combination of other tissues. Your doctor may also request you to do some physical exercises, like stretches and a bit of movement.
Your doctor may also recommend some diagnostic tests like:
- An X-ray to visualize your internal structures.
- A CT scan to check your internal body structures.
- An MRI scan to see clear pictures of your body.
Treatment for Your Chronic Pain
Your doctor will recommend and deliver a treatment plan of chiropractic care that helps relieve your pain from the root cause and prevent it from recurring without using medication. Your chiropractor will share the various treatments they use and choose the best one for you, depending on your specific needs and preferences. These treatments include:
If your pain is caused by a sprained joint, your doctor will recommend joint bracing to support your sprained joint as it continues to heal.
Your chiropractor will recommend this treatment to relax your tight muscles, release tension in your connective tissue, and relieve spasms.
Stretches and exercises
Your doctor will recommend you do some stretches and exercises to reinstate and preserve mobility and motion scope.
Your doctor will make some adjustments to realign your joints very gently and boost your range of motion. He will do this by applying some force on specific vertebrae, which helps eliminate gas in your joints. The process is painless.
For successful results, your chiropractor will work closely with other medical practitioners to incorporate their expertise and give you the best treatment. Some of the areas your doctor may incoperate other practitioners include:
Food and nutrition
If your doctor discovers that you need to reduce inflammation and work on your weight, he will refer you to a nutritionist for guidance.
Your doctor will recommend physical therapy to ease your pain and inflammation and encourage blood circulation by concentrating on balance, strength, and movement.
Your chiropractor will recommend you go for massage therapy to relax your tight muscles, improve movement, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and relieve stress. Massage uses manipulation and pressure to achieve these results.
Chronic pain should not trouble you any longer. Call or book an appointment online with Shift Wellness for the best chiropractic care.