Do you suffer from chronic pain or discomfort as a result of a car accident or some other accident that resulted in an injury? In that situation, most people turn too quickly to pain medications that present a risk of addiction and over use. There is an alternative, though.

While the mainstay of any chiropractic practice is spinal manipulation, the field is growing to include pain relief treatments for those suffering chronic pain. According to Harvard Medical School, “Chiropractic is a health care system that holds that the structure of the body, particularly the spine, affects the function of every part of the body. Chiropractors try to correct the body’s alignment to relieve pain and improve function and to help the body heal itself.” Viewing chiropractic care through these lenses causes one to understand better why a chiropractor might be a better first phone call than a pharmacy.

Chiropractors understand the structure of the body and their treatments can help to bring permanent healing and relief from pain because their strategy is to physically realign the body and not simply treat pain symptoms with medication.

According to the same Harvard Medical School article cited above, “a chiropractor may advise you about changing your biomechanics and posture and suggest other treatments and techniques. The ultimate goal of chiropractic is to help relieve pain and help patients better manage their condition at home.”

Talk to Smiley Chiropractic about your pain issues and let us help you find the relief that you need.