Maintaining your wellness despite chronic pain
A Google search for, “chronic pain,” returns hundreds of thousands of results. Clicking through the first few pages takes you along the whole spectrum of the 21st century’s greatest (and worst) tool: from reputable sources to shady corners of the web, it can be hard to find a semblance of agreement about chronic pain, let alone an understanding. When you redefine your parameters and ask, “What is chronic pain,” you have gotten to the root of the problem. Chronic pain, whether you take it as an abstract idea or a distinct syndrome, is little understood at this point on the time continuum of western medicine.
Interesting facts regarding chronic pain
Let’s give chronic pain the broadest of definitions: any pain that persists for more than three months. Here are some facts that help define the scope of this public health dilemma:
- It costs us billions of dollars: however you slice it, some part of the cost is falling on the shoulders of taxpayers.
- It is a multi-billion dollar industry: pharmaceutical companies make outrageous profits selling pharmaceutical “solutions” for chronic pain which do little more than treat the symptoms of an underlying condition.
- It is on the rise: some studies say that as many as 1 in 5 Americans are affected.
- We don’t know why it exists: what’s more, it is unique to every sufferer. That makes you the best person to diagnose it.
Maximizing wellness despite chronic pain
At our office in Alameda, we focus on helping people manage their chronic pain with natural modalities. While we recognize that chiropractic is hardly a panacea, adding in regular chiropractic treatment to your pain management schedule helps optimize your body’s innate ability to fight off chronic pain and illness.
Chiropractic for chronic pain in Alameda
If you live with chronic pain, then your ability to manage your symptoms while still living a happy life can be a defining struggle. We want to be your go-to ally in such a struggle. By focusing on maintaining spinal alignment, we improve nervous system function and boost circulation, which cycles nutrients and oxygens to regions of the body that are in need of healing. This can be an invaluable benefit if you are in the grips of chronic pain. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment and take the fight to chronic pain today!