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Natural Relief From Your Pain Management Chiropractor in Everett WA
If pain has become your everyday companion, you're probably looking for ways to get some distance from it. While acute pain tends to resolve completely once the underlying condition has been cured, chronic pain may linger alongside those conditions for which no cure currently exists. But you're right to be concerned about the risks of invasive surgery or constant intake of painkilling medications. Fortunately, there's a safer, more effective way to get that pain under control -- through the natural techniques offered by our pain management chiropractor in Everett WA, Dr. Lichfield.
When Pain Becomes Chronic
Any pain that persists for longer than 6 months is considered to be chronic pain. This pain may have gotten its start with a traumatic injury, surgery or acute trauma. Even though the immediate damage was healed, problems were left behind. Adhesions and internal scar tissue in the wake of an injury is a prime example. Scar tissue can trap and immobilize soft tissues, causing chronic pain and stiffness.
Chronic diseases and longstanding spinal alignment problems can also leave you with chronic pain. For instance, degenerated spinal discs may be bulging or herniated, putting pressure on nerve tissue to cause chronic sciatica, back pain or neck pain. Systemic chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia or migraines may be negatively affected by impaired nerve function due to spinal misalignment and nerve compression. Musculoskeletal abnormalities can also play a role in chronic soft tissue pain conditions such as tendonitis and muscle strain.
Safer Solutions from Our Pain Management Chiropractor in Everett
Many patients instinctively think of painkillers as the first line of defense against chronic pain, but this form of pain management carries considerable risk, such as the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding from overuse of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Desperate pain sufferers may turn to surgery, another risky option that may not even prove effective.
Our pain management chiropractor in Everett urges chronic pain patients to try conservative methods first. One study of chronic neck patients found that chiropractic treatment relieved the pain in twice as many participants as those who took medication. Unlike drugs that simply numb the whole body, our spinal and extremity adjustments can target the specific underlying cause of your pain, repositioning joint components to relieve nerve pressure and musculoskeletal stresses.
Our chronic pain management options extend beyond chiropractic adjustment. Our chiropractor can prepare a holistic pain management program just for you that also includes massage therapy, custom orthotics (to correct musculoskeletal imbalances issuing from the feet) and nutritional counseling (featuring anti-inflammatory foods) to help you master your pain.
Contact Our Chiropractor In Everett WA Clinic
Cornerstone Chiropractic wants to be your source for natural pain management! Contact our chiropractor in Everett WA today. Call 425-379-6301 to schedule an initial evaluation!