If you’re in pain, you probably don’t care what type of pain it is, you just want it to stop. For you to get the best treatment, however, it’s important to understand as much as you can about your pain. One of the first things to learn is whether your pain is acute or chronic. The type of pain you’re experiencing will determine a lot about how the pain is treated. At Injury 2 Health, we have provided residents of Lawrenceville and Snellville with natural and effective pain relief for many years.
Acute pain is any pain that can be directly attributed to a single defined problem. The term has nothing to do with the level of pain a person is experiencing. For example, a paper cut, a broken arm, and giving birth are all conditions that can cause acute pain.
Chronic pain is pain that cannot be attributed to a specific injury and that is ongoing despite the lack of an obvious injury or condition. Conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis can cause chronic pain; while they are tied to a condition, that condition affects several different areas of the body. There is no particular problem that a doctor can correct to end the pain.
Chiropractic Care for Pain Relief
While traditional medicine does pretty well with acute conditions, it tends to fail patients who are suffering from chronic conditions. This is because many chronic conditions are caused by nerves that are under pressure or that have become inflamed, sending pain signals to the brain. To fix the problem, the solution is to reduce the pressure and inflammation rather than masking the pain with prescription medication.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Pain Relief in Lawrenceville and Snellville
If you live in the Lawrenceville or Snellville areas and you’re suffering from back pain, contact Injury 2 Health today. Call us at (770) 962-8737 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.