Pain. It can be all encompassing and reduce quality of life. How then does one find relief without overdoing it on pain medications?
Concern About Abusing Pain Relieving Drugs
With the opioid crisis at an all-time high, many have questions about the side effects and consequences of using typical pain relieving drugs. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 1999 to 2017 almost 218,000 people died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids. At Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center our knowledgeable chiropractor, Dr. Cohen, offers drug free pain relief.
Consider the Drug Free Alternatives – Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is one of many alternative therapies that can be utilized to relieve pain without drugs. The theory of chiropractic care is that overall health is affected by the relationship between the body’s structure (spine) and function (nervous system). A chiropractor uses his or her hands to manipulate and adjust the body’s alignment, relieving pain and improving function, and thus helping the body heal.
Basics of Chiropractic Therapy
Chiropractic treatments vary depending on the patient’s condition and the type of approach taken by the chiropractor. At a typical chiropractic session a medical history is taken, and an assessment of pain is made. Next, the chiropractor examines the affected area for range of motion, muscle strength and tone. In some cases further diagnostic studies could be needed, like an X-ray. Then, once an initial assessment is complete, some chiropractors will make a spinal adjustment on the first visit. Along with spinal manipulation, other modalities may be recommended. For example, you may need to strengthen the muscles or apply heat or cold to the affected area.
How Chiropractic Therapy Helps Manage Pain
Chiropractic care helps manage pain through the foundation of its therapy, which is spinal manipulation and thus improved body function. The spine and nervous system must be in balance for the body to function optimally. A series of adjustments can help the body to achieve this goal.
Chiropractic Services Provided by Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center
With 30 years of experience, Dr. Cohen has the expertise to help clients achieve a pain-free life. For more information about a drug free alternative pain relief option, contact us at Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center today. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Nottingham MD, visit our office in nearby Essex. We look forward to helping you achieve a pain-free life.