Conditions We Treat – Chronic Pain

Oak Brook Medical Group

Natural Chronic Pain Treatment in Oak Brook, IL

Suffering from chronic pain can severely affect a person’s quality of life. According to the CDC, an estimated 50 million Americans report experiencing pain on a daily basis, which is about 1 in every 5 people.

Whether a result of an injury, age-related condition, or medical issue, chronic pain is a complex issue that leaves many people feeling helpless. If you are suffering from chronic pain or experiencing recurring pain that ranges from dull to sharp, it’s time to consult the expert chiropractors at Oak Brook Medical Group for effective natural pain management.

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Chronic Pain Specialist

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you know how devastating it can be. It is exhausting, it is draining, it is debilitating. But help is near.

Whether you know the traumatic incident that caused the pain or are not sure why or how the pain has developed and continues, your chronic pain specialist at Oak Brook Medical Group can evaluate the condition and put you on the road to freedom from pain.

Chronic Pain vs Acute Pain

Acute pain is a sharp, intense pain you feel as a result of an accident or injury. It lasts a relatively short length of time, like when you sprain your ankle or wrench your neck.

As you heal, you might experience recovery pain, but it should lessen each day with rest, treatment, and physical therapy. For example, a moderate ankle sprain will take about three to four weeks to heal.

On the other hand, chronic pain is a persistent ache that can range from dull to sharp, and it lasts beyond the normal healing time for an injury. Chronic pain might also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition.

Chronic pain can have both physical and mental effects if left undiagnosed and untreated.

The Effects of Chronic Pain

If left untreated, chronic pain can have far-reaching effects physically, psychologically, and even financially. Living with chronic pain can have an impact on the following:

  • Mood and mental health
  • Brain and central nervous system
  • Sleep quality
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Sexual function
  • Quality of life

Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain

Too often, people just “live with it” and try to find pain relief with over-the-counter pain medicine like aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Or they use prescription narcotics that are dangerous and addicting.

In contrast to just dulling the pain, our chronic pain specialists can evaluate you and develop a treatment plan that addresses the full body and mind.

Some recommended therapies and lifestyle adjustments may include:

  • Spinal decompression
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Dietary adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture

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Life goes by so fast that you do not want to miss a single second sitting on the sidelines due to chronic pain. Contact us today via phone, email, or online form for more details on our treatment options for chronic pain, and we will get back to you. Or you can use our convenient online booking system to schedule an appointment for treating chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a persistent, long-term physical ache, discomfort, or recurring sharp pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks and often results from an injury or underlying medical condition. It can be caused by nerve damage, inflammation, tissue degeneration, infection, or other issues; can range from mild to severe, and can last for months or even years.

Any type of chronic pain can interfere with your daily activities, making it difficult to work, sleep, and even socialize. It is important to consult an experienced chiropractor to diagnose the underlying cause and create an effective plan to naturally treat pain without physical medicine.

What conditions create chronic pain?

Sometimes the source of your pain is obvious, such as the lingering pain from auto injuries, sports injuries, or an underlying health condition. Other types of pain can be caused by misalignments in your spine that make your muscles and tendons tense and clenched. Some common types of chronic pain include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Arthritis pain
  • Cancer pain

Whether it’s acute or chronic, pain is a sign that your body’s injured and needs treatment.

How is chronic pain treated?

Medication is often used to treat chronic pain. One of the dangers of treating pain with long-term medication is side effects that can impair your health, such as addiction. Sometimes doctors recommend surgery to correct an underlying injury that’s causing pain, but the surgery itself may cause problems down the road.

The doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group don’t use drugs or surgery to treat chronic pain. Instead, they find the source of your pain and custom design a treatment plan that helps your body achieve its normal, healthy state of self-healing. Their therapies support your health and are virtually side-effect free.

How do chiropractors treat chronic pain?

Chiropractors only use therapies that help your body heal itself. Each treatment plan is based on your physical and psychological symptoms, a comprehensive physical examination, and any necessary imaging studies. The doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group may recommend therapies and lifestyle adjustments such as:

  • Spinal decompression
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Dietary adjustments
  • Acupuncture

They may adjust your treatments as your body heals itself and your pain dissipates. Regular chiropractic adjustments help you stay in the self-healing state that promotes optimal health.

Get relief from chronic pain and help your body function in health again by contacting the friendly Oak Brook Medical Group team today. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

How is Chronic Pain Diagnosed and Treated?

Chiropractors use various methods to diagnose and treat chronic pain, including a physical examination and an evaluation of the intensity of pain signals. They may also suggest imaging tests for severe pain to better understand the issue.

Chiropractic assessment is a powerful tool for diagnosing chronic pain and its severity. Once the professionals have gathered all the relevant information, they will create a customized plan to treat the underlying issues.

Does chiropractic care heal chronic pain permanently?

While it may not permanently eliminate chronic pain, chiropractic care is an effective option to manage and relieve pain while decreasing inflammation and improving mobility. To maintain flexibility and agility while treating pain, seeing a chiropractor every few months is recommended. Regular chiropractic sessions can help naturally relieve chronic pain by addressing its root cause.

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