How Chiropractic Helps People Eliminate Pain Without Relying on Painkillers 

 October 28, 2020

By  Dr. Polly Hediger

chiropractic eliminate painAmong the various reasons why someone might seek the help of a medical professional, chronic pain is at the top of the list. Furthermore, chronic pain is also one of the leading causes of disability in the United States and around the world. Many people are unable to keep up with school, work, and daily routines due to chronic pain and discomfort.

Even though many people try painkillers to help them manage their pain, this only masks the issue that is present underneath the surface. Furthermore, many of these prescription painkillers can lead to serious side effects. In addition to addiction, some painkillers can even place people in the hospital following an overdose. That is where chiropractic professionals can help. Learn more about how chiropractors can help you eliminate your pain without requiring painkillers.

Chiropractic Adjustments

At its core, all pain signals are transmitted throughout the body via a nerve. There are nerves that leave every part of your body and travel back to the brain. The vast majority of these nerves travel through the spinal cord. Therefore, even small disruptions in the alignment of your spine can impact the ability of your body’s nerves to communicate appropriately.

A chiropractor is trained to perform small adjustments on the spine, ensuring that your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves are aligned appropriately. Therefore, a chiropractor will usually start by checking the alignment of your spine. If the alignment is off, a chiropractor can use adjustments to realign your vertebrae, ensuring that the nerves have a clear path of travel through the spine back to the brain. This can go a long way toward modulating signals that come from your nerves, reducing chronic pain.

Physical Therapy

Another important part of controlling pain involves physical therapy. In some cases, you might be experiencing discomfort because vulnerable parts of your body simply do not have enough support. A chiropractor can offer corrective exercises that can improve the balance of your ligaments, tendons, and muscles, supporting vulnerable parts of your body. When these injured body parts feel more support, your discomfort could be reduced.

Furthermore, physical therapy is important for preventing injuries in the future. One of the most important parts of controlling chronic pain is to ensure that it does not come back. By performing physical therapy, you can restore your flexibility, mobility, and range of motion, allowing your body to better resist its stresses on a daily basis. This could prevent injuries from reoccurring in the future that would otherwise lead to serious pain.

Massage Therapy

Finally, another important part of a well-rounded treatment plan from a chiropractor could be massage therapy. Massage therapy is a type of manual therapy. The goal is to identify knots that could be restriction your range of motion, leading to chronic pain. Furthermore, these knots could also lead to kinks in the body’s nerves, leading to pain.

Massage therapy can help you alleviate your stress, remove uncomfortable knots, and help you feel refreshed. An important part of health and wellness, massage therapy is a key part of many treatment plans that are created to address chronic pain. Therefore, it is possible your chiropractor might recommend massage therapy to you as well.

Rely on the Help of a Trained Chiropractor for Pain

Regardless of whether you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, a chiropractor can’t help you. Instead of relying on prescription painkillers, take a well-rounded, holistic approach to your pain. You might be able to manage your pain without having to take a single pill. A trained chiropractor can help you do exactly that.

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Dr. Polly Hediger

Dr. Polly Hediger grew up in a small town in southern Illinois, called Highland. After graduating in the top 10 of her high school class, she attended Southwestern Illinois College for general studies. In 1998, Dr. Hediger entered the accelerated science program at Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri. Through her coursework there she completed her Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.).

Dr. Polly Hediger

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