If you’re in pain for more than 12 weeks without lasting relief, you’re suffering from chronic pain. At Oak Brook Medical Group in Oak Brook, Illinois, expert chiropractors diagnose and heal the source of your chronic pain so you can function and live fully and optimally. Whether you recently experienced an injury that triggered your chronic pain or you’re not sure why or how the pain developed, your doctor helps by restoring your body’s natural healing powers. To set up a chiropractic evaluation, call the friendly Oak Brook Medical Group staff or use the online scheduler.
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.
What is acute pain? It is the sharp, intense pain you feel as the 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 will probably experience recovery pain. This should lessen each day through rest, treatment, and physical therapy. For example, a moderate ankle sprain will take about three to four weeks to heal.
Chronic pain is different. When the pain of an injury persists beyond normal healing or there is an unexplained pain that will not go away, you need chronic pain treatment.
If left untreated, chronic pain can have far-reaching effects, physically, psychologically, and even financially. Living with chronic pain can have an impact on:
Too often people just “live with it,” and they take over-the-counter pain meds. 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:
Life goes by so fast, and you do not want to miss a single second sitting on the sidelines due to chronic pain. Contact us today with a phone call, email, or online form, and we will get back to you. Or you can use our convenient online booking system to set up an appointment right away.
When you wrench your neck, fall and bruise your knee, or break a finger, you experience acute pain that tells your body that it’s injured. Acute pain is a necessary signaling system that ensures you remove yourself from the source of pain and begin the healing process.
Sometimes, however, pain persists long after the initial injury. If you’ve had the same pain for 3-6 months or more, you’re suffering from 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:
Whether it’s acute or chronic, pain is a sign that your body’s injured and needs treatment.
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.
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:
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.