If you suffer from chronic headaches or pain, typically you want it resolved as fast as possible.
Some may resort to medication, as that has provided relief in the past and can get you back to your daily routine.
Pain Should Be Treated, Not Masked
However, this idea that the medication has healed you is sometimes false if the pain is still present; the medication masks it.
If you would like a more effective approach to managing your pain, chiropractic care may be what you are looking for.
Chiropractic care can provide the same relief as medication in that the pain disappears. Still, the difference is, a chiropractic approach ultimately solves the root of the problem, which would minimize the occurrence of your pain.
Factors That Impact Healing
Since we’re relying on you and your body’s recuperative ability, it’s difficult to predict. Here are seven of the major factors.
Your Problem – Each patient is different, and therefore their treatment will vary as well. Our approach looks at the patient as a whole instead of just the problem.
How Long You’ve Had It – If you have a spinal misalignment, there is a chance that this problem could have been going on longer than you thought. Although the pain may have only presented weeks or months ago, this problem could have been present for much longer.
Overall Health – Is your immune system compromised? Do you tend to do a lot of sitting? Are you overweight? Do you get enough restful sleep? Are you a smoker? Those who lack vitality often find it takes longer to recover.
As the body ages, the slower the healing process. With each passing year, the body’s healing capabilities decrease.
Your Lifestyle –. What do you currently engage in? What are you willing to take out? Our treatment plan may have you changing your diet, increase exercise as well as water intake and other home care procedures.
Your Stress Levels – There are three types of stress. Physical stress, such as trauma from a car accident. Chemical stress, such as drugs, alcohol or a poor diet. And emotional stress from worry, depression, anger or fear. Those with a greater stress burden take longer to heal.
Your Attitude – Your mindset is a vital factor in your success. Believe you can get better or do better, believe that this plan will work and continue to think positively.
If You Experience Pain, Call Us For Help
If you have questions about the speed of your recovery, ask! There’s usually a logical explanation. We may need to revise your care plan or make other changes. Our primary interest is your health and well-being.