Chiropractic Care May Be The Answer To Your Chronic Pain

chronic pain

A whopping 20% of the population in the United States struggles with chronic pain, which is more than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. To say that chronic pain is widespread would be a gross understatement, and experts predict that as our population grows older, the problem will only get worse.

As sufferers cast about for relief, relying on medications that mask the problem or surgical interventions that carry risk, one solution may lie in noninvasive chiropractic care, which provides both short- and long-term results.

At Vanguard Spine & Sport, our mission is to help our clients in the Houston area function without pain. Whether the pain is in your low back, your knees, or anywhere else along your musculoskeletal system, odds are that we can make an appreciable difference through holistic chiropractic care.

Check out how this approach to chronic pain may be just the answer you’ve been looking for.

It’s all connected

The human body is an incredibly complex machine, as witnessed by your musculoskeletal system. This intricate structure relies on complete balance, where every component (both soft and hard tissue) plays its part in supporting your body, giving it range of motion, and facilitating movement.

This means that when something goes awry in one area, the effects are often widespread. Let’s take, for example, a problem in your hip. If you have degenerative arthritis in one of these large joints, making movement painful, you favor the area, tipping the burden over to your other hip. This action not only stresses your healthy hip, but it throws your low back out of balance and places added burden on your knees and ankles since your gait is out of alignment.

And on it goes with every area of your body, which is why treating chronic pain can be so difficult since the target is often a moving one.

A holistic approach

One of the main reasons chiropractic care is so beneficial when it comes to chronic pain in your musculoskeletal system is that we target the entire structure for effective, and long-term, results. At the heart of chiropractic care is resolving misalignments along your spine, which can have a healing effect throughout your body.

Your spine is your foundational support, but it also provides passage for your nervous system and many other resources that need to travel up and down your body. As a result, when you have blockages, or subluxations, along your spine, they can hamper the flow of valuable healing resources and compromise the nerve roots, which can radiate pain into your extremities.

By eliminating the blockages through manual adjustments, we restore the proper flow along your spine. And once your spine is aligned correctly, we work on any other areas that are causing you problems by releasing specific joints to provide you with better function.

One of the great aspects of chiropractic care is that we have many tools that we can bring to your chronic pain. While adjustments provide the first line of treatment, we also turn to the following therapies, depending on the problem that’s creating your chronic pain:

Using one or more of these therapies, we can help your body heal properly, allowing you to regain pain-free movement without having to rely on painful, or potentially dangerous, medical interventions.

If you’ve been struggling with chronic pain, please give us a call to see how our chiropractic care can help you find much-deserved relief. Or use our online booking tool to set up a consultation.

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