Living with chronic pain can be an extremely debilitating experience. It can interfere with daily activities, lead to a loss of mobility, and even impact your emotional well-being. While surgery may be an option for some, it is not always the best choice for everyone.
Luckily, there are non-surgical solutions that can provide long-lasting pain relief. Let’s discuss two of these options: chiropractic care and regenerative medicine.
How Can Chiropractic Care Assist in Relieving Pain?
The body is a complex system of interconnected networks of ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and bones. When it is working and performing well, everything is in its place, and the entire body has equilibrium and balance. However, when any of these components become damaged, shift, tear, or break, the delicate interplay of the musculoskeletal system is thrown off, and pain and inflammation can often result.
A chiropractor, through a thorough examination, can determine what parts of the body need adjustment and restore the elements of your body to a proper position. This can be done with manual chiropractic adjustments, trigger point injections, or through other non-invasive means.
Chiropractic care can target sources of pain such as:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Hip pain
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain
- Pinched nerves
- Disc and other spinal issues
Once the chiropractor has put your body back into alignment, the inflammation and pressure on the nerves are alleviated, and the pain abates as well.
How Can Regenerative Therapies Address Pain?
There are two main ways that doctors can use the healing factors within your body to assist in sending messages to damaged tissues and cells: cell therapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections.
When tissues are damaged as a result of injury or simply the wear and tear of daily life as we age, they can cause pain as a result of the body’s response to the pressure in the affected areas – inflammation. Unless the tissues themselves begin to heal or are repaired, the inflammation will continue to cause pain by placing undue pressure on the nerves.
Cell therapy and PRP injections both use healing factors such as cytokines to promote cellular growth in damaged tissues. By harnessing the power of intercellular communication, the injections provide a catalyst for the body to begin or continue the healing process for the areas of injury or tissue damage. Once the cells begin to renew themselves, the damage begins to disappear, as does the pain and accompanying inflammation.
If you are searching for solutions for your chronic pain that don’t involve invasive surgery or simply managing the pain with medication, chiropractic care and regenerative medicine might be right for your situation.
To find out more, contact Millstone Medical today at (864) 269-6131.