Anytime you experience a physical injury, medical care should be your first priority. However, treating the symptoms of an injury with pain pills can be counterproductive to the healing process. Read on to learn how chiropractic plays a role in rehabbing an injury.
Why are pain pills counterproductive?
Most medicines prescribed to you after an injury are used to treat pain. Pain pills work by “short-circuiting” your body’s natural response to pain. This means the pain is still there, you just cannot feel it. This could give you a false sense of security that your body is healing, when really the injury is still in the beginning stages. For example, if you sprained your ankle and are taking pain pills, you may feel that you’re ok to walk around on it at work, when really you could be causing more harm to the injury site.
How can chiropractic help heal an injury?
A chiropractor’s main goal is always to get to the root of the problem. So, if you have an injury, your chiropractor will use x-rays and other diagnostic tools to determine the exact damage caused and what areas of the body it affects. Every treatment plan is unique, so your chiropractor will develop one based on your specific injury and your specific needs. Because so many injuries affect your nervous system, treatment usually begins with spinal adjustments. Further treatment will depend on your specific injury and needs. Patients who seek chiropractic care following an injury are more likely to experience quick pain relief as well as long-term healing.
If you have recently experienced a physical injury or are still having pain from an older injury, chiropractic care can help. Come see the chiropractors at Posture Doc and get started with your treatment plan today!