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When you experience an acute injury or infection, you can at least take some comfort in knowing that the pain will go away when the damage resolves itself. But what do you do when the pain lingers on and on? Chronic pain afflicts more than 25 million Americans, and many of them are unhappy at the prospect of masking their agony temporarily with potentially-dangerous drugs. But there's another, the better answer - the all-natural pain management options available at Circle Chiropractic Center in Fairfax, VA.
Chronic pain is often described as pain that hangs around for more than 6 months after its first appearance. In some cases, it accompanies an acute condition and then fails to recede as the condition heals, such as chronic back pain or neck pain due to lingering joint displacement (subluxation) or internal scar tissue buildup. In other cases, chronic pain is a constant or recurring presence as an accompaniment to a progressive, currently-incurable condition. (Osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia are two good examples.) Degenerative changes such as bulging discs may cause impingement of nerve tissue, which in turn leaves you with chronic extremity pain, numbness, or tingling sensations. A spinal misalignment in the neck or back may strain various muscle groups to create chronic pain and stiffness.
Relying on drugs for chronic pain can be a bad idea, for lots of reasons. Not only are you just masking the symptoms instead of dealing with the true problem, but you may also risk addiction, organ damage, and dangerous interactions with other medicines. Circle Chiropractic Center, P.C. can help you manage your chronic pain the safe, conservative, drug-free way. Our Fairfax chiropractor, Dr. Frey, will evaluate your musculoskeletal system in detail to understand the imbalances behind your chronic pain. Chiropractic adjustments can ease back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis, while spinal decompression can relieve extremity pain and numbness.
Other forms of care at our clinic can also help you win your battle over chronic pain. for instance, massage and cold laser therapy can soothe arthritis-related inflammation and chronic muscle strain; massage can also release the muscle knots caused by fibromyalgia. Graston Technique can release old scar tissue that may be causing chronic pain and stiffness. These are just a few of the techniques we can employ as part of your holistic pain management plan.
Are you ready to feel better without taking worrying amounts of drugs? Call Dr. Frey, our Fairfax chiropractor at Circle Chiropractic Center, P.C., at 703-385-2990. Our pain management treatments can safely and significantly improve your quality of life!