Non-Pharmaceutical Pain Management for Carrollton Residents
Chronic pain is thought to afflict up to 40 percent of Americans, and about half those individuals suffer from "high-impact" chronic pain that severely impacts their daily lives. Managing such pain can present its own problems, most notably addiction to opioids and other painkilling drugs. That's why you need to explore the option of safe, non-pharmaceutical pain management strategies. Here at Elite Healthcare, we can help you find relief without placing your well-being at risk.
The Nature of Chronic Pain
Acute pain from a fracture, laceration, or pulled muscle may last for quite some time while the body works on healing the damage. Once that damage is healed, however, the pain goes away. This is not the case with chronic pain, which is defined as pain that lasts longer than 6 months. Chronic pain is typically associated with conditions for which there is no outright cure, such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, or permanent nerve damage. It also occurs alongside conditions that, while not irreversible, nevertheless tend to come and go. Examples include sciatica, cervical radiculopathy, and soft tissue strain caused by repetitive motion or overuse.
When pain becomes a chronic fixture of your life and the underlying problem cannot be banished once and for all, an effective pain management strategy is a must. This approach focuses on getting the pain under control and minimizing it to the point that it doesn't dominate your daily life. Unfortunately, many doctors are quick to turn to heavy-duty painkillers to mask these symptoms. Such drugs not only fail to offer relief for more than a few hours at a time, they also present the risks of addiction, overdoses, and dangerous interactions with other medicines.
How Our Chiropractor Gets Your Pain Under Control
Turn to Elite Healthcare for a pain management strategy that actually helps your body function better instead of placing it at risk. Our Carrollton chiropractor will administer a comprehensive physical exam, study your medical history, and discuss your chronic pain with you in detail before recommending a treatment plan. We may then prescribe:
- Chiropractic adjustment to relieve joint stiffness and muscle strain
- Spinal decompression to reduce pinched-nerve pain
- Joint injections to ease chronic knee pain and improve freedom of motion
- Trigger point therapy to loosen muscle knots that cause chronic pain
Are You in Pain? Call Our Carrollton Chiropractic Center
Don't let chronic pain take center stage in your life. Call our Carrollton chiropractic center at 770-214-9146 to set up an appointment and learn all about our pain management solutions!