Chronic pain is typically defined as pain that lasts anywhere from 3 to 6 months (1). It can be due to a new or older injury, and can occur sporatically for years. Chiropractic care is a great treatment for those suffering with chronic pain for a variety of reasons, but the main being that a chiropractor can accurately asses the source of the pain.
Getting to the Source
Often, pain originates from an area that is NOT the site of discomfort. A chiropractor's job is to accurately assess and diagnosis the cause of pain through a variety of diagnostic tools. We will adinister neurological, orthopedic, and chiropractic exams, as well as manual palpation to determine an individualized treatment plan.
How We Treat Chronic Pain
Our staff is trained to utilize a variety of techniques to address chronic pain, including:
-Chiropractic Adjustments of the spine & extremities
-Soft Tissue Mobilization
-IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
-Pin and Stretch
(1). Merskey H, Bogduk N. Classification of chronic pain. 2nd ed. Seattle: IASP Press, 1994. p. 1