Pain Management – Chronic and Acute Pain
Pain can be either chronic or acute. Functional Chiropractic Care can help with pain management and speed up the healing process; however, the treatments plans and goals can be quite different.
Acute pain is described as pain that occurs due to injury or overuse. Acute pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. When you twist your ankle, your body sends pain signals to your brain that an injury has occurred. This warning mechanism is actually there to help protect your body from further injury. Whether you have accidentally been injured or you have injured yourself from overuse, pain can occur.
Chronic pain is continuous ongoing pain that has persisted for more than 3 months and is complicated to treat. Chronic pain is often caused by a neurological condition where the body's warning system does not function properly. Instead, the brain thinks that the body is continually injured, due to the fact that the injured tissue involved has physiologically changed and improperly adapted. Treatment of chronic pain differs from acute care in that the goal is to first narrow down or localize the cause of the symptoms rather than simply cut the pain sensor. This can be done with orthopedic testing and functional motion assessment of the body. Once localized, we can treat the source of the pain symptoms leading to a gradual decrease in the overall pain levels as the body re-adapts properly. Because chronic pain seems to affect multiple areas of the body, it can take some time to fully feel the effects of treatment. But the key is to note subtle changes that occur initially and larger changes over time.
We can help provide relief from a number of conditions including -
- Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Arthritic conditions
- Spinal Pain – Back and Neck
- Joint Pain in Shoulder, Knees, Wrists, and Ankles
- Sciatica and other Nerve Pain
- Sports or Exercise Injuries
- Other Chronic or Acute Pain conditions
How Can Functional Chiropractic Care Help?
Whether you are suffering from chronic pain or acute pain, functional chiropractic can help provide pain relief, decrease inflammation, and speed up the healing process. During each session, your chiropractor will ask questions to help determine the type of pain and the severity of your pain. Each session will also include testing of the injured area and adjacent areas to determine changes being made and to check if proper adaptation is occurring. Treatment can be similar or completely different than previous ones depending on what your body shows us. Remember, the goal is not to just get chiropractic adjustments, it is to heal your body with a variety of methods allowing you to get back to your life faster.
Your Initial Visit at Rose Wellness Center
Dr. Vishal Verma, DC, CCSP, provides functional chiropractic care for all kinds of chronic and acute pain management with an emphasis on treating root causes. As a board-certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, he specializes in orthopedics, biomechanical evaluation, and neurology services. During your initial consultation, Dr. Verma will create a custom treatment plan for you which may include gentle chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, and rehabilitation therapy to achieve optimal results. He will explain everything and takes great care in making sure that you are comfortable with the treatment plan.
All patients will receive an outline indicating estimated number of chiropractic visits, possible referrals to the nutritionist or other complementary practices that can quicken recovery and recommended lifestyle changes to support your body in it’s self-healing abilities. Dr. Verma encourages patients to take action in their healing process as this can lead to faster recovery.
Ready For Some Pain Relief?
Rose Wellness Center is a leading center for pain management in Northern Virginia. For more information about functional chiropractic services for pain relief and if it right for you, please call us at (571)529-6699 to schedule your initial consultation. Our dedicated team of professionals will treat you with compassion, caring and dedication while you heal.
Dr. Verma offers a free 15-minute phone consultation to determine if our chiropractic care can benefit you. Call today to schedule your appointment and get started on your journey to pain free living.
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