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Chiropractic Pain Management

Posted in Arm pain, Chronic Pain on Oct 29, 2019

Chiropractic pain management is a buzz word these days because of the opioid pain medication scandal.  A recent review showed that those under regular chiropractic care have significantly less dependence on opioid medication, indicating that chiropractic pain management is an effective alternative.

Pain is our bodies signal that something is wrong. Unfortunately, the public has been conditioned to treat pain with toxic medication that does nothing to remove the underlying cause of pain. Chronic pain is a common occurrence in the United States and it is estimated that 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

Fortunately, there are natural solutions that offer your body the ability to function better and heal through the underlying cause of pain.

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Upper cervical chiropractors focus on the intimate connection between structure and function. Injury to the neck can alter normal spinal motion because of soft tissue injury. Loss of joint motion in the neck is associated with increased muscle tension and postural imbalance. A large majority of people suffering from chronic pain are suffering as a result of prior neck trauma which causes a cascade of neurological and musculoskeletal compromises. 

Chronic muscle tension in the neck, upper back, mid-back, and low back can account for over half of people who suffer chronic pain.  Getting to a well trained Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractor can get your body on the road to recovery. You don’t have to stay hooked on daily pain medication.

You can recover but you need to look outside of the current paradigm of pain management and treatment.

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The focus of Blair chiropractic care is not chiropractic pain management and symptom treatment but the removal of structural interferences to normal nervous system function. Increasing the body's ability to function properly allows the body to heal through the underlying cause of many health problems, chronic pain, and other symptoms.

While upper neck misalignments are NOT the cause of all pain in the body it has been our experience that the great majority of people who undergo care improve markedly or completely over a course of care.

By far and away the most common reason people consult care in our office is pain. Our current system of health care has taught patients to seek health care when in pain or when symptoms arise. We term this reactive health care.

While Blair chiropractic is a great tool that can help the body recover from chronic pain it’s long term goal is to keep you functioning well so you can not only be pain-free but liv life to the fullest. The best time to continue good health habits is when you are well. We are huge fans of long term maintenance cate after a patient has overcome their health crisis.

The three most common causes of chronic pain are back pain, headache, and joint pain. As discussed previously these three pain syndromes are highly correlated with the spinal imbalance. Chiropractic pain management results from correcting underlying structural faults that have occurred due to trauma.

Because the head-neck junction is precariously designed it is most susceptible to spinal misalignment. Once injured, the overall structure of the body becomes unbalanced because the muscle tone on each side of the body becomes unbalanced. This results from irritation to the spinal cord at the base of the skull. Correcting this most vital area to body function can have profound effects on back, neck, joint, and headache pain.

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Blair Upper Cervical doctors are specially trained to find spinal misalignments in the upper cervical spine. This is determined by running the prospective patient through a battery of neurological tests that locate the spinal segments that have been injured and misaligned by a prior neck injury. 

Once located, precision imaging in the form of digital x-ray or cone-beam computed tomography (Cbct) is used to precisely determine which joint has misaligned and the angulation of the offending joint.

Each person’s anatomy is different and therefore imaging is used to uncover the blueprint to be used to correct each patient’s individual misalignment pattern. Once this information is gleaned, a gentle, light correction is made without twisting, popping, or pulling.

The patient is then monitored overtime to ensure that the correction is holding. If the testing indicates the need for another correction, then it is performed. However, the goal of Blair Upper Cervical Care is for the patient to stay in “adjustment”. It isn’t the correction that produces healing.

It is the removal of nerve irritation and the adjustment “holding” in its normal position that allows the body to function better and proceed through a healing process.

If you or a loved one is looking for natural Chiropractic pain management or better Health our offices offer a FREE consultation. 

If you are outside of the LOS ANGELES area and looking for chiropractic pain management and a Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractor, you can call our office and we would be happy to help find you a qualified doctor in your area.