Chronic Pain and Chiropractic

People with chronic pain have usually tried every remedy they could find, usually medications and/or surgery.

Medications affect pain and at the same time they often mask the cause of the pain.  Even when medication gets rid of the pain the underlying cause may not have been adressed and the pain will come back. Chronic pain can affect the nervous system and could even become a problem in itself.

The musculoskeletal system and the nervous system work together giving us mobility. When there is an injury or other insult such as a sprain or a strain to the muscels, joints or bones, e.g.  the vertebrae, they can become misaligned. The nervous system can become compromised and over time pain may become worse at the point of injury or may begin to radiate along the pathways of the nerves affected.  Medication and surgery can compound the problem over time as the body has to deal with the side affects that might affect other parts of the body.

Your chiropractor will first take a detailed case history and perform a thourough examination to come to an accurate diagnosis of your problem and to determine how chiropractic care may help you.

Chiropractic is an available option that is different because it does not use drugs or surgery to get results.

A well-educated chiropractor is trained to correct the misalignments of the joints, especially those of the vertebral column, that can distort the transmission of signals along the nerves and can cause chronic pain. The chiropractic adjustment can bring back a more normal flow of energy.

Robert Lightner, HP, DC has completed a 6-year program culminating in a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic and practiced in America for eight years before moving to Germany.