Article by Dr. Felix Rippy
Are you living with chronic pain? You’re not alone. About 100 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academics. Chronic pain has been known to severely impact quality of life, cause depression, and reduce energy. Many people with chronic pain have trouble concentrating and others are unable to get a good night’s sleep. Chronic pain can also be expensive; living with ongoing pain can not only lead to more medical bills, but also loss of income for calling in sick to work.
But there is good news. Whether you have been living with chronic pain for days, weeks, months, or even years, you can do something about it today. There are many ways you can combat chronic pain and improve your quality of life. Here’s a list of the most common pain management therapies known to tackle everything from daily aches and pains to chronic migraines and pain caused by car accidents.
Get cracking. Chiropractic therapy or adjustment is designed to correct structural alignment and enhance your body’s overall function. While it’s not for everyone, chiropractic care is used to treat all types of chronic pain, including neck pain, headaches, and low back pain, the three most common types of pain experienced by people in America. However, chiropractic therapy is also used to treat chronic pain caused by car accidents, work injuries, and stress. Find a San Diego chiropractor you can trust and talk about gentle but effective ways to get your pain in check.
Say yes to needles. Acupuncture needles, that is. By inserting tiny needles into various places throughout the body, this traditional Chinese medicine has been known to relieve chronic pain including headaches, low back pain, migraines, and menstrual cramps. Although once considered “alternative medicine,” acupuncture is now covered under most insurance policies.
Try rehabilitation. Find a specialty medical clinic that offers rehabilitation programs for chronic pain. These types of programs are essentially personalized pain management therapies tailored to your unique pain, injury, or medical condition. An effective rehabilitation program for pain management in San Diego usually encompasses a combination of various treatments, such as chiropractic treatments, rehabilitative exercise, and acupuncture.
Whether you suffer from lower back pain, migraines, or neck pain, experiencing pain on a regular basis can significantly lower the quality of your life. Stop living with chronic pain and take advantage of the pain management therapies available to you today.