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Pain management can be a major issue for anyone who has to deal with an acute or chronic injury or illness. Pain can have a puzzling variety of causes, especially when the pain itself originates in a different part of the body than where the patient feels it. Many forms of back pain, neck pain, headaches & migraines are associated with ongoing conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis or other chronic disorders. But the good news for these sufferers is that they do not necessarily have to undergo invasive surgeries or become reliant on habit-forming painkillers. Here at Premier Family Chiropractic our Brentwood chiropractor, Dr. Uzelman, can help patients manage their pain through natural, non-invasive healing techniques.
Anything that impairs the musculoskeletal system's normal functionality can also cause pain. An auto accident, for instance, can place tremendous stresses on the body that create spinal misalignments and spinal disc herniation. The resulting combination of nerve impingement and muscular strain can cause severe back pain as well as the neck pain associated with whiplash. Whiplash symptoms may also include reduced range of motion in the neck, arm pain, hand pain, headaches & migraines. Injuries to the lumbar spine can impinge the major nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The resulting pain, tingling and muscle weakness, collectively known as sciatica, can afflict the back, buttocks, legs and feet. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, a stiffness in the joints at the base of the spine, can produce similar symptoms. Our Brentwood chiropractor performs careful screenings to isolate the exact cause of your back pain or neck pain. He can then employ chiropractic adjustments to guide misaligned joints back into their correct position. In the case of impinged nerves, this relieves the nerve pressure, and with it the pain symptoms.
While acute misalignments and injuries can often be fully resolved through a combination of chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy to speed muscle healing, and other natural methods, some conditions that cause recurring pain currently have no cure. Even in these cases, however, our Brentwood chiropractic can help with pain management. The recurrence and severity of chronic headaches & migraines, for instance, can be greatly reduced through adjustments that relieve cervical misalignments and improve nerve function; tension headaches may also respond to therapeutic massage that loosens the neck muscles. Fibromyalgia sufferers can enjoy better pain management through chiropractic treatment's ability to help normalize nerve function, since a heightened pain response seems to be a major aspect of this ailment. Our Brentwood chiropractor may also prescribe periodic massage sessions to undo the muscle knots common to this condition, thus helping to relieve the patient's tendency toward back pain, neck pain, headaches & migraines, and general muscle pain.
We encourage anyone suffering from acute or chronic pain to contact our Brentwood chiropractor for an initial spinal screening and consultation. We look forward to helping you conquer your pain!
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