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Chronic Pain? Why Movement Matters



The National Spine & Pain Center describes chronic pain as “pain that outlasts what is considered a normal time course for healing.” Generally, chronic pain is classified when pain symptoms persist beyond the 3–6-month period of time. While “acute” pain is the body’s initial response to an injury, with pain that declines as the body heals, chronic pain follows a very different pattern. Much like that battery-powered bunny, pain keeps going, and going, and can get worse over time if not treated accordingly.

Here's a great video about the origin of pain. In short, pain comes from the brain, and the brain can be retrained.

 

Three of the most commonly reported chronic pain conditions in the United States include:

How Chiropractic Can Help with Chronic Pain

No two people experience pain the same way. Our chiropractors will work with you one-on-one to understand the origin of your pain and how it has changed over time. As a member of your healthcare team, your chiropractor will work with you to help identify the root cause of the pain and help provide relief from underlying causes, such as joint dysfunction or muscular tension.

The American College of Physicians recommends spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustments, in their guidelines for non-invasive care for those who experience chronic low back pain.  Combined with exercises and postural education, chiropractic care can be very effective at treating chronic low back pain.

Your chiropractic care plan to help manage chronic pain may include:

Don’t Delay Your Care

Working together closely, your chiropractor will design a personalized care plan to help you gain the strength, mobility, and confidence needed to assist you in reaching your health. Don’t suffer in pain, and don’t delay seeking care that can help – MCR Chiropractic is just a click away! To get started, call your nearest MCR location or complete the request form below!