When we hear the words “pain management” we almost always think pharmaceuticals. The truth of the matter is that while pharmaceutical medications do help relieve pain, they do nothing to eradicate the source of the pain. This means that as soon as the medication wears off or you run out, you are left right back at the start. In pain.
While drugs can successfully be used as part of an effective treatment plan, they are not intended for long term use. Medication is hard on your liver and other organs and may cause addiction in some cases.
A successful pain management plan should include source-level correction so that the pain does not return or at the very least is minimized to a manageable level.
Chiropractic can do just that in many cases. Chiropractic works by correcting the electrical pathway response to the nervous system. If you have misalignments (subluxations), the signal is likely being interrupted. This interruption, over time, can cause pain and even disease.
Correcting the subluxation through the use of safe gentle noninvasive chiropractic adjustments Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. helps to restore the body’s normal healthy functions.
With subluxations removed, your body’s inflammatory response decreases. With decreased inflammation, comes less pain.
Combing chiropractic with other modalities such as massage, spinal decompression, cryotherapy, ultrasound, and more patients report greatly reduced pain levels often after the first treatment, though, depending on the case, a series of treatments may be recommended along with regular ongoing tune-ups.
Once the pain levels are reduced patients are more easily able to reduce the frequency of medications taken or even able to stop taking them altogether. Natural anti-inflammatories may be substituted as well. Turmeric and Bromelain remain the top two that have been shown to help reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness.
If you are living with pain we would love the opportunity to do a consultation with you and see how we can help. Give the office of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. a call today.
Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.