One of the primary benefits of chiropractic care is pain relief. Pain, whether acute or chronic, can have a huge negative impact on the overall quality of life. Chiropractors are often considered pain relief specialists, using hands-on manual therapy to restore proper alignment and function to the body’s musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care restores alignment in order to allow the body to heal itself, without invasive surgeries or harsh medications, relieving pain at the source.
Pain can be the result of physical trauma, sports injury, repetitive stress, or secondary to an illness. Back pain alone affects up to 80% of the population and is one of the leading causes of disability. Chiropractic care is a pain relief alternative not just for back and spinal pain, but also for joints, muscles, bone, and connective tissue. Compared to common drug therapies, which mask the symptoms, chiropractic care gets to the root of the problem. The objective of chiropractic manipulation is to locate the origin of the pain and relieves the pressure on the affected area. This is achieved by gently manipulating the body at the source of the pain, be it the vertebrae of the spine, joints in the arms and legs, or soft connective tissue. Once the source of the pain is properly realigned and the pressure on the surrounding nerves is eased, pain relief and healing can begin.
The ultimate goal of chiropractic care is to help the patient effectively manage and heal the condition causing them pain through the restoration of function and mobility. Chiropractic adjustment offers a safe, non-invasive form of pain relief. Regular adjustments allow the body to heal itself, relieving and preventing pain at its source.