Chronic pain can affect your quality of life drastically. While medications help, they also have side effects and don’t always treat the underlying cause of the pain. Visiting a chiropractor will help you address the deeper issues.
Chronic conditions like sciatica, back pain, and headaches are often treated with the use of medications. Some of the most commonly used medications include over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen. However, these may not be strong enough for your needs. A doctor can prescribe more potent drugs such as narcotics, but these may have side effects including drowsiness and constipation. Certain medications even carry a risk of dependency if used for an extended period of time.
For an alternative to these risks, you can visit a chiropractor. Chiropractic care involves the manipulation of your body to treat pain directly without the use of substances. A chiropractor will create a plan for treatments and exercises to address your chronic pain. These non-invasive treatments may involve your chiropractor manipulating your spine and joints or performing other realignments of your musculoskeletal system. They may also recommend lifestyle changes like prescribed exercises for you to do at home or changes in your diet.
All of these components are intended to attack the source of the pain rather than masking it so you can get through your day. Chiropractic care is a more permanent solution to your chronic pain problems than medications, lessening your pain or even resolving it entirely.
Are you ready to get to the root of your chronic pain? Visit chiropractor Dr. Kenneth Wiltbank at Family Chiropractic Center in Snowflake, AZ. To schedule an appointment and change your life for the better, call (928) 536-3235. Learn more about the practice by visiting their website.