Chiropractic Care Can Help You Overcome Chronic Pain and Heal it at the Source!
Today, 17.6% of American adults suffer from mild to severe chronic pain. While many Americans continue to go about their day to day lives with great discomfort, others view chronic pain as an option, something they do not have to live with.
When pain becomes affected by emotional influences, it lasts for more than three months, and is beyond the point of pain that accompanies tissue healing, it becomes known as chronic pain. Chronic pain that is ongoing is most often caused by improper signaling from the central nervous system from the area that has been affected. Pain can be made much worse by emotions, stress, anxiety, depression, and poor nutrition. Chronic spine conditions that are known to cause ongoing, unrelenting pain for people who suffer from them are listed below:
- Anklosing Spondylitis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
The Side Effects of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain caused by the complex spine conditions can take on many different forms including dull aches, throbbing, burning, shooting, squeezing, stinging, soreness, and even stiffness. Chronic pain may cause additional side affects including fatigue, loss of appetite, insomnia, mood changes, weakness, and lack of energy. While the side effects of chronic pain sound severe with proper chiropractic care by Dr. Leigh, many if not all of the side effects can be treated by healing the spine condition.
Chronic Pain Affects You Mentally
Chronic pain can make simple tasks such as walking, climbing the stairs, driving a car, even sleeping difficult. If left untreated chronic pain can have an affect on you mentally lowering your self esteem, making you feel frustrated, depressed, and even anxious. There is a link between your mind state and pain. The more pain you are experiencing the more likely you are to be consumed by negative emotions. Overcoming chronic pain psychically will act as a naturally antidepressant, helping you overcome an accompanying negative mind set.
Start Healing Your Chronic Pain!
Fortunately, Dr. Leigh is a highly rated Chiropractor in the Chapel Hill – Durham area who has been helping patients alleviate chronic pain for over twenty years. While chronic pain can exist in the arms, legs, back, shoulder, neck, and even stomach, in most cases the pain is caused by a complex chronic spinal condition. Above and beyond traditional Chiropractic, some people with involved spinal issues, such as those listed above, need more help. That is why Dr. Leigh was one of the first doctors in his area to use advanced spinal decompression treatment to help chronic pain sufferers stop the pain at the source and end their battle with pain. The treatments are relaxing while the source of the pain is reduced or eliminated.
Spinal decompression is a non-invasive treatment that works to reduce and eliminate pressure between spinal discs. As both the vertebrae and spine are separated, pressure is slowly reduced within the disc creating a small vacuum forcing the gelatin center of the spinal disc back into its natural position. When the spine is properly aligned, the nerves are free to signal properly, getting rid of pain in the neck, back, limbs, and extremities. The DRX 9000 C also helps pull much-needed nutrients, both oxygen and fluid, back into the impacted discs allowing your chronic pain to be healed at the source. Just a hand full of thirty minute sessions can be life changing. Call Dr. Leigh today (919) 401-9933 to find out if Chiropractic care is the best option for healing your spine condition and stopping your chronic pain.