Pain Management for Musculoskeletal & Joint Conditions
Pain management is focused on healing without prescription medications. Its purpose is to find the source of the pain and correct it instead of masking the pain. If the pain cannot be corrected, pain management will work to find ways of reducing the pain to manageable levels. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5069 Ellerslie Rd SW Edmonton, AB T6X 1X2.
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Can a chiropractor help with musculoskeletal issues?
How can a chiropractor deal with musculoskeletal pain?
How do chiropractors treat muscle pain?
When should you see a chiropractor for musculoskeletal and joint conditions?
Pain management is an interdisciplinary approach to managing pain. It involves using the best evidence-based care in the management of chronic pain and consists of open communication between all therapists involved.
A chiropractor can help you with musculoskeletal issues, not only by helping to manage pain but also by helping to prevent injuries. Chiropractors don’t just treat musculoskeletal conditions; they can teach you preventative ways of dealing with injuries and pain.
You may not be dealing with back pain at the moment, but staying healthy prevents many issues from arising. A chiropractor is not only great in helping you with pain management but can help you prevent injuries and pain in the future.
There are many pain conditions our team at Harvest Pointe Chiropractic can help you manage, such as:
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Strains and sprains
• Arthritis pain
• Work injuries
• Sports injuries; and
• Chronic Pain
• Acute Pain
A chiropractor will adjust the body by using pressure to realign the joints and your spine to move them back into the proper position. Proper positioning will help reduce pain and discomfort. These adjustments work well with traditional medical care.
A chiropractor will treat aches, pains, and strains. If it is related to the musculoskeletal system a chiropractor will provide alternative methods of treatment that don’t include medications.
The methods that a chiropractor uses to treat injuries and manage pain include:
• Adjustments to realign joints that will decrease pain and improve range of motion.
• Soft-tissue therapy will relax muscles, and release tension and spasms in the connective tissue around each muscle.
• They will help you with exercises and stretches that improve joint stability and mobility.
• Kinesio taping supports sprained muscles and joints as they heal.
• If necessary, they can provide referrals to integrative medicine professionals. These professionals will help with diet and nutrition that can help reduce inflammation and promote healthy living.
If you are dealing with pain in your muscles or joints, you may want to reach for a pain reliever like ibuprofen. Your pain, however, might be due to issues with your musculoskeletal alignment.
A chiropractor is trained to help your body function properly by using adjustments of the spine to relieve the pain you have in joints and muscles. These adjustments increase the flow of blood and nerve function to the muscles and joints that the pain is radiating from.
Most people know when it is time to see a chiropractor if they are dealing with back pain. There are other concerns that can indicate it is time to see a chiropractor. Here are a few indicators:
• Muscle and joint pain
• Your work has you sitting for extended periods of time
• Chronic back pain
• Limited range of motion
• The soles on your shoes are wearing unevenly
• You have been in an accident, recently
• You have sharp or shooting pains in your legs
• You are very active
• You want to live a healthy life
Our knowledgeable team of chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncture providers will work together on your pain management plan. Talk to our professionals today! For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5069 Ellerslie Rd SW Edmonton, AB T6X 1X2. We serve patients from Edmonton AB, Beaumont AB, Nisku AB, Leduc AB, Acheson AB, and Sherwood Park AB.