Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Chiropractic Care for Relieving Pain

For decades, more traditional forms of chronic pain management included risky medications like prescription opioids. Unfortunately, this limited approach can cause numerous problems. 

First, society has seen a significant increase in opioid misuse and addiction. Beyond that, the health care system continues measuring successful pain management on symptoms alone, which leads to masking your condition instead of treating it.

The pain management specialists at Independent Physical Medicine take a holistic approach to treating your symptoms by focusing on their cause. At our practice, we work to identify what’s triggering your pain so we can create a personalized approach to treat it — and we never use narcotic drugs like opioids.

Don’t overlook the power of chiropractic care for relieving pain. Here's why integrating safe and complementary therapies like chiropractic adjustments into your pain management strategy can help. 

How chiropractic medicine works

Approximately 22 million Americans see chiropractors each year. The form of therapy focuses on properly aligning your musculoskeletal system — specifically your bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves — to support the natural healing process.

Your chiropractor performs a physical exam during your initial appointment, may order diagnostic testing like X-rays, and discusses your symptoms. Based on the diagnosis, your treatment plan could involve a variety of chiropractic techniques, including spinal manipulation, manual therapies, and therapeutic exercises.

At Independent Physical Medicine, we utilize the Back on Trac system from Ergo-Flex Technologies. This innovative approach to chiropractic care provides lasting relief by targeting important joints and muscles in your neck, back, hips, and thighs.

As your chiropractic treatment restores proper function in your body, you can experience significant pain relief. Plus, it comes with few risks or side effects, and it doesn’t require medication or surgery.

Chiropractic care and pain management

If you live with chronic pain, an important aspect of your treatment should address issues, like inflammation and muscle tension, and support the healing process. That’s where chiropractic comes in.

Your treatment plan could involve a variety of chiropractic techniques including spinal manipulation, manual therapies, therapeutic exercises, or treatment with the Back on Trac system.

Back on Trac sessions are fully automated with 21 different treatment protocols, and they last approximately 12 minutes. You begin in a comfortable, seated position while the machine delivers heat and vibration as you gently lean back. 

Unlike other chiropractic systems, there are no restraint systems or belts with Back on Trac. Patients describe the entire process as relaxing for body and mind.

When to consider chiropractic care

Specific pain conditions that respond well to chiropractic care include:

Chiropractic care can also help manage some chronic pain conditions, like fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Comprehensive pain management gets results

You should consider chiropractic care a complementary therapy — or one part of your comprehensive pain management strategy. The most effective treatment for chronic pain often requires a combination of therapies, such as:

We also can provide professional referrals to address the psychological components of chronic pain. This comprehensive approach ensures you receive whole-body care for your pain.

For more information on integrating chiropractic care, including Back on Trac, into your pain management, contact Independent Physical Medicine at our office in Lima, Ohio, by calling 567-940-9334.

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