Chronic Pain Treated by Our Springfield Chiropractor
When you’re in pain, it impacts every facet of your life. Whether you're suffering from chronic back pain, neck pain, or pain in some other area, chiropractic care can help you begin to free yourself from the restrictions this pain has placed on your life. At Meek Chiropractic in Springfield, we regularly treat patients who experience chronic pain after being involved in an auto accident or workers injury, as well as chronic pain resulting from an underlying medical condition.
What Is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than would normally be expected after an injury. For instance, if you’ve been involved in an auto accident, back pain or neck pain that persists for more than six to twelve weeks after the crash, depending on the specific nature of your injury, can be classified as chronic pain. The quality and location of chronic pain can vary greatly from one case to the next, but the detrimental impacts it can have on your quality of life and your mental state are undeniable.
Common Conditions that Can Cause Chronic Pain
Whiplash is one injury that often results in the development of chronic pain, particularly if it’s not treated promptly. Many types of work injuries also lead patients to develop chronic pain, including those involving slip and fall trauma and improper lifting injuries. Some other conditions often associated with chronic pain are fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.
Often the underlying cause of chronic pain is not something that will even show up in traditional diagnostic imaging tests. That can happen because the pain is caused by a combination of factors, or it may be because the pain is coming from tissues that have healed improperly.
Chiropractic Treatment Can Help Manage Chronic Pain
Depending on the precise cause of your chronic pain, our chiropractor will put together a comprehensive treatment plan designed to reduce your symptoms while also improving your mobility. This involves therapies that stretch soft tissues as well as targeted chiropractic adjustments that restore proper alignment of your spine and other joints. Maintaining this correct alignment both relieves pressure on the injured tissues and facilitates more efficient circulation to the area, all of which helps to support your body’s natural healing processes.
While a large number of our patients are dealing with back pain and neck pain, we also treat patients with chronic shoulder, knee and hip pain. Our treatments can be effective no matter how long you’ve been suffering from chronic pain, although the sooner you begin treatment after an auto accident or workers injury, the better your chances of avoiding the development of chronic pain as a result.
Contact Our Springfield Chiropractor for Chronic Pain Relief
To learn more about how we can help you make chronic pain a thing of the past, call Meek Chiropractic today at (417) 887-0340.