How to Deal with Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

 

Chronic pain can be a nightmare and can cause bitterness, frustration, and depression. Pain is a signal that something is wrong with the body and once the problem it treated, it should go away. That’s just an indication to the brain that it needs to act and start the healing process. People can tolerate incredible amounts of pain if it’s in short bursts but continuous, chronic pain is akin to torture that you can’t escape. At Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we help patients deal with the pain and find ways to alleviate it.

Chiropractic Sessions

Chiropractic treatments are especially effective in treating chronic pain. The chiropractor will examine your musculoskeletal structure, your spinal cord alignment, and your overall health before they recommend changes in diet and lifestyle and perform spinal adjustments. These adjustments will give you some relief from the pain while changes in lifestyle and diet will help you recover over time.

Yoga or Tai Chi

Stretches and exercise actually help ease pain and make sure your body remains flexible and active. Yoga and tai chi are quite gentle on the body and don’t cause much strain to the muscles. They won’t worsen your pain or cause any damage to your body if you perform the stretches correctly. They can address everything from back pain and neck pain to fibromyalgia. These stretches will also improve your mood and balance.

Walking

Something as simple as walking can help with chronic pain. Chiropractors recommend daily walks at a comfortable pace, even to people with arthritis. You can join a walking group or take a friend along with you to manage pain and keep your mood light. This mild exercise would help stay active and positive while you deal with your chronic ailment.

If you have any questions about chronic pain and our chiropractic treatments in Columbus, Indiana or wish to make an appointment, you can fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you. You can also give us a call at 812 373 3376. We at Family Chiropractic & Wellness will be happy to hear from you.