An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Pain and How to Deal with It
There are many types and causes of pain. Regardless of the cause, if you have a discomfort, you want it to end. Fast!
This has produced a huge market for medications that cover up the symptoms of pain. Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn't register.
While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don't correct the underlying cause of the pain.
Causes of Pain
The common causes of pain are physical trauma, emotional stress, nutritional deficiencies or chemical toxins. Sometimes there may be a combination of these and other factors. Our examination process helps identify the most likely cause.
Speed of Recovery from Pain
Some patients enjoy results quickly. Others notice a slow decline in their symptoms after several weeks or longer of chiropractic care. It's impossible to predict. If you've had chronic pain for many years, improvement can take time.
Even If You Don't Have Pain When You Come In...
Remember, chiropractic is not an aspirin that masks pain! Repeated visits, even when you're feeling better, can help retrain and strengthen the muscles that support your spine. Just as it takes more than one or two workouts at the gym to get in shape, it takes time for your spine to heal.