What causes acute and chronic pain?
Both acute and chronic pain can be caused by many factors. Acute pain is pain that comes on suddenly, and it’s often related to traumatic injuries or some types of illnesses and diseases. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is pain that recurs over and over again or which continues unabated, sometimes varying in intensity. Arthritis pain is a common type of chronic pain, causing long-term symptoms which can be punctuated by flare-ups when symptoms become more intense. In addition to injuries and disease, repetitive stress injuries and nerve entrapments like carpal tunnel syndrome, spine related problems like herniated discs, and even lifestyle habits like poor posture can also contribute to acute and chronic pain.
What pain relief options are available at A-Care Chiropractic & Acupuncture?
As a holistic practice, A-Care Chiropractic & Acupuncture provides a comprehensive array of treatment options for relief and prevention of both chronic and acute pain, including:
- spinal adjustment
- therapeutic exercises
- ultrasound therapy
- cold laser therapy
- electric stimulation
- spinal decompression
- myofascial relief therapy
The practice also offers “needle-free” acupuncture, using a special handheld device to deliver highly-focused energy to specific acupuncture points for relief of pain, spasms and other symptoms. Every treatment plan begins with a physical evaluation to determine the cause of pain so therapy can be customized to each patient’s unique needs. When needed, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic tests may also be performed to identify the specific cause of pain. Making an appointment at the first sign of pain is the key to achieving fast relief.
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy uses lower levels of energy compared to the “hot” lasers used in many medical applications, delivering energy to the deeper layers of tissue to relieve pain and reduce inflammation without harming the surrounding tissues. Cold laser therapy is often used in conjunction with other approaches, including therapeutic exercises and spinal adjustment.
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