Pain Relief Q & A
What causes pain?
Everyone experiences pain at some point in their lives. However, for some people, this pain is much more severe and/or persistent. One of the most common causes of pain is an injury, which may occur after an individual is in an accident or when the individual has put a lot of pressure or strain on an area for a long period of time. Other possible causes of pain include arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve damage, tension, cancer, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
What treatments are available for chronic pain?
The exact treatment program recommended to patients with pain depends on the cause of the pain. However, in general, Better Body Solutions treats chronic pain with a combination of physical therapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care. The purpose of physical therapy is to strengthen the parts of the body responsible for causing the pain. Massage therapy is used to loosen any tight muscles that may be contributing to the patient’s pain, and chiropractic care is used to deal with alignment issues and other skeletal concerns that play a role in causing pain.
Can Better Body Solutions eliminate chronic pain?
Chronic pain is complex, and many patients struggle with this issue throughout their lives. However, Better Body Solutions can help patients lessen their daily pain, improve their strength, and live healthier, happier lives. In some cases, patients may even recover from chronic pain completely. Upon completing a patient’s diagnosis, the physician will discuss with the patient their best options and what kind of results they can expect from chronic pain treatment.
How can patients reduce chronic pain at home?
Many patients will continue to experience chronic pain at home, especially in the beginning phases of treatment. However, patients can take steps to alleviate pain in between treatment sessions. Patients may be able to reduce pain by applying ice or heat to the affected area, resting during flare-ups, using wraps or braces, and by taking certain medications.