Pain is the number one reason that individuals seek out chiropractic care, and while our team at Grand Oak Healthcare in Athens and in Loganville is more than happy to help you find relief, we’d also like to point out that chiropractic care and pain prevention can go hand-in-hand.
Chronic pain is the most common reason people seek out medical help. In fact, studies have shown that approximately 20% of adults in the united states suffer from chronic pain that lasts more than six months out of the year. Another 8% of adults are reported to suffer from high-impact chronic pain, which is defined as pain that has limited at least one significant life activity.
When diving deeper into the types of pain described by patients, many complain of frequent back pain. Instead of seeking out relief from various pain killers, people are turning to chiropractic care for pain prevention.
Chiropractic care for pain prevention typically involves services that treat the neck, back, and joints of the body. This is done through spinal decompression and manipulation, along with a combination of rehabilitative therapies. The goal of these therapy options is not only to get your musculoskeletal and nervous systems back into working order but to help stretch and relax the muscles around joints that may be pinching nerves and causing pain.
Once the body is back in proper alignment, regularly scheduled maintenance appointments should be kept to prevent pain from returning.
One of the most common forms of chronic pain seen by a Doctor of Chiropractic is degenerative disk disease. This condition causes pain due to the degeneration of the spinal joints. Pain can also be the result of the thinning/degeneration of the discs between the vertebra that make up the spine.
While degenerative disc disease cannot be prevented in its entirety, there are early degeneration preventative steps that can be provided alongside proper chiropractic care to ease the early onset symptoms.
For instance, spinal decompression helps to stretch the spine and the surrounding muscles to help take the pressure off any bulging disks or pinched nerves, often providing some immediate pain relief to patients.
Whether you’ve suffered from chronic pain yourself or you are turning to chiropractic care for pain prevention, you can rest assured you are in good hands with the team here at Grand Oak Healthcare in Athens or Loganville.
Curious how chiropractic care could help you manage your pain? Then contact us today or call our office at (706) 543-2584. We’ll be more than happy to get your questions answered.