Stop Living with Chronic Pain: Sit Down with a Chiropractor at Complete Chiropractic, a Clinic Serving St Peters, Maylands, Norwood, and Joslin
Chronic pain can be debilitating. Whether it’s pain in the back, neck, leg, arm, joints, or a headache that won’t go away or something else, pain can sap your energy, ruin your mood, and make even stress free days feel like a chore. Often, when someone has been struggling with pain for long enough, they learn to live with it. However, the truth is that you don’t need to live with chronic pain. In fact, the first step to resolving your pain problem could be as simple as scheduling an appointment with a St Peters chiropractor.
Chiropractic Care and Chronic Pain
What many people don’t realise is that body pain—chronic pain especially—is often only telling part of the story. For instance, if you have been suffering from chronic headaches or migraines, it’s probably not because of a head injury. Instead, your headache is what chiropractic professionals call a ‘secondary condition,’ a symptom of a deeper problem in the body. In most cases, the cause may be a musculoskeletal disorder (or MSK disorder). MSK disorders are injuries or disorders involving bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, discs or other parts of the body related to the body’s movement and function.
As these parts of the body become fatigued, strained or knocked out of alignment, the impact of those injuries can radiate throughout the rest of the body as well. For instance, a leg injury might cause a runner to change his or her gait to compensate for the issue. This compensation can lead to a whole range of other MSK issues, resulting in pain that is far away from the locus of the initial injury. The same concept holds true for many other sports injuries or even for occupational injuries. Recently, there has been a major push for more ergonomically designed workspaces, because they help prevent the repetitive motions that lead to fatigue (and ultimately to MSK disorders).
Still, because of sports injuries, occupational injuries and other issues, many people develop chronic pain and then try to ‘gut it out.’ Unfortunately, left untreated, these problems often only become worse, leading to other instances of pain and impairing the body’s movement and function.
If you are facing chronic pain, it’s important to remember a few things. First, you do not need to live with this pain. Consulting a Maylands chiropractor can help you identify the issue at the root of your chronic pain and start working towards true recovery. Secondly, ignoring pain and ‘working through it’ means ignoring your body’s warning signs. Recognising those warning signs and doing something to address them is a smart investment in your body that will pay dividends in the future—especially later in life.
Complete Chiropractic: Your Source for Norwood, Maylands, St Peters, and Joslin Chiropractic Care
Are you tired of living with chronic pain? Are you ready to invest in your body the way it deserves? If so, contact Complete Chiropractic today. To schedule an appointment at our Norwood chiropractic clinic, give us a call today.