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Break Your Cycle of Chronic Pain


It is estimated that around 116 million Americans experience chronic pain each year. The National Spine & Pain Center describes chronic pain as “pain that outlasts what is considered a normal time course for healing.” While “acute” pain is the body’s initial response to an injury with symptoms that decline as the body heals, chronic pain follows a vastly different pattern. More specifically, pain is considered “chronic” when symptoms persist beyond three to six months.

Chronic pain can interfere with your day-to-day work and recreational activities, and it may have a profound effect on your ability to concentrate, relax, and enjoy life. Much like that battery-powered bunny, pain keeps going and going and can get worse over time if not treated accordingly.

The Impact of Chronic Pain

Three common regions of the body where chronic pain is reported include:

Chronic pain affects each person differently. In some cases, chronic pain can lead to decreased activity levels, as well as anxiety, depression, and disability. Chiropractors work together with chronic pain patients to understand the origin of their pain, lessen their symptoms, and restore their activity to the highest possible levels. With treatment, the adverse effects of chronic pain can be reduced and allow patients to return to activity-filled days ahead.

Movement is Medicine

When chronic pain causes a lack of movement, other physical problems are quick to follow. Inactive muscles weaken and atrophy (become smaller in size) and joints become stiff. These changes make initiating movement even more difficult. In addition, chronic pain can lead to increased dependence on pain medications such as opioids.

Your chiropractic plan of care may include:

Working together closely, your chiropractor will design a personalized care plan just for you. This will help you gain the strength, mobility, and confidence needed to reach your optimal health and activity goals. Don’t continue to suffer - break your cycle of pain with the help of MCR Chiropractic.

Getting started is just a click away. Call any MCR Chiropractic location to schedule an appointment or click here to submit an appointment request form below.


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