Chronic Pain Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments in Atlanta
Acute pain which comes and goes in the company of an injury, infection or other short-term health challenge is distressing enough in its own right -- but pain resulting from an incurable chronic condition can seem like an endless nightmare that makes daily enjoyment of life difficult or impossible. This does not mean, however, that you have to dull your body and mind with a steady stream of potentially dangerous painkillers. Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta can provide natural, non-pharmaceutical treatments that relieve chronic pain by addressing its underlying causes and mechanisms, giving you a healthier way to feel better.
Pain that bothers you either constantly or in recurring bouts over a period of 6 months or longer is considered chronic pain. Chronic pain symptoms may take many different forms, including tight or stiff muscles, disabling headaches, sore feet, neck pain, back pain and shooting pains radiating through the extremities. It can also stem from many different causes. In many cases, a degenerative spinal condition such as spinal stenosis or bulging vertebral discs pinch nerve tissue to create chronic pain, while osteoarthritis and other degenerative joint conditions cause unremitting pain and inflammation.
Chronic diseases can also play a role in the chronic pain cases seen by our chiropractor in Atlanta. Diabetes, for instance, often causes a form of nerve damage such peripheral neuropathy, while fibromyalgia produces a combination of painful muscle knots and hypersensitivity to pain signals.
Drug-Free Chronic Pain Treatment in Atlanta
If you seek chronic pain treatment in Atlanta that doesn't involve drugs or surgery, look no further than our own Atlanta chiropractor. Dr. Senft understands how urgently you need a solution to your agony, so we make every effort to put you at ease and address your chronic pain symptoms immediately. Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta will begin by discussing your symptoms, medical history, pre-existing conditions, work habits, lifestyle and any other factors that might be involved. Advanced spinal x-ray, postural, physical and neurological evaluations can then reveal the most effective natural treatments for your individual case. These treatments, which are generally administered periodically to keep pain at bay, may include:
- Manual spinal adjustments - Chiropractic adjustments can correct alignment problems that cause or contribute to chronic pain symptoms, relieving nerve impingement and normalizing overall nerve function.
- Active release (ART) - Our Atlanta chiropractor often prescribes this form of adjustment, which makes use of a precision instrument called an activator, to correct nerve impingement from bulging discs and other issues that can cause neuropathy.
- Acupuncture - Acupuncture causes the body to produce its own painkillers, natural substances called endorphins that can relieve chronic pain symptoms without drugs.
- Massage - Massage can undo painful muscle knots produced by fibromyalgia, chronic stress and other ongoing soft tissue problems.
Call Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta at (404) 633-6787 to schedule an appointment. Our Atlanta chiropractor wants to help you gain safe, effective control over your chronic pain!