Rehabilitation is an often overlooked piece of the wellness puzzle. We can be so focused on alleviating our pain today that a long-term solution is not considered. A proactive chiropractor will incorporate this key piece into their treatment. It will ensure that the source of the pain is not only alleviated, but corrected as well. The body must relearn its proper function. Otherwise it will go back to how it was before and the pain will return.
Pain is a powerful motivator. However, it typically needs to reach a certain point for us to actually do anything about it. Thresholds of pain vary from person to person. People can live with chronic pain and rationalize it away. But why should anyone get use to anything, especially pain?
Resolving pain is a journey for many individuals. It can start with taking over the counter pain relievers like aspirin or ibuprofen. But that only masks the symptoms. It does nothing to correct the source of the problem. Again, pain is a powerful motivator because once it’s gone life resumes. But over time, simple over-the-counter medications no longer work. Pain then motivates a person to see their primary care provider. Prescriptions are written for pain. Symptoms have yet again been addressed, but the cause still exists. By the time a person walks through the doors of Damron Chiropractic & Wellness, they have seen countless doctors and the pain is still there.
Chiropractic care is individualized. This means that treatment addresses the unique problems a person is experiencing. It is not a “one size fits all” solution. Chiropractors are beginning to realize that some patients require a retraining. A retraining of certain muscles to prevent the body from returning to the position it was in when they first arrived at the office. Enter rehabilitative care.
Rehabilitation is an effective means to improve strength and mobility. This approach allows the patient to rebound faster. It also has lasting effects, too. Pain does not return as it had before with other remedies. Muscles are no longer able to pull the bones back to their old position. A position that caused the pain. Rehab allows muscles to do the job they were originally designed to do.
If pain is your constant companion, consider seeing a chiropractor that has a multi-disciplinary practice. One that utilizes rehabilitation to give you the relief you have been searching for. Don’t let it be your last option on your journey to become pain-free. Appreciate the intricate nature of your body. Understand the effects daily wear and tear can have. It took years of living to get to where you are today. Results are not instant. But results will be worth it if you are patient and give your body time to change.