What Is Chronic Pain?
Acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to a possible injury; on the contrary, chronic pain persists. The pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years. There may have been an initial mishap, but some people suffer from chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of damage to their body.
Symptoms of Chronic Pain
· Mild to severe pain that persists
· Pain that may be described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical
· Feeling of discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness
Other problems associated with chronic pain include:
· Withdrawal from activity and increased need to rest
· Weakened immune system
· Changes in mood including hopelessness, fear, depression, irritability, anxiety, and stress
Chiropractic Care in Chronic Pain Management
Chiropractic care is particularly effective in the treatment of chronic pain that results from nervous system irritation, injury or damage due to its action on the nerve roots. Moreover, chiropractic care is effective in reestablishing normal function of muscles, joints and the vascular system, helping to eliminate the root causes of chronic pain.
As a sufferer of chronic pain himself, Dr. Yacucci understands the needs of his patients who are suffering with chronic pain. He has established a treatment protocol that combines manual therapies and exercises, as well as working along with other pain practitioners. While following this protocol, many patients have been able to decrease the use of pain medications and increase their physical activity.