Typically it occurs following an injury or illness, but pain signals in the body remain active even after the initial cause has healed or recovered.
In our office, the most common complaints that we see are patients with chronic long-standing pain that has been going on for years.
Neck pain, lower back pain and headaches are the most common complaints seen in a chiropractic office.
It is not unusual for patients to suffer from at least one, if not more than one, chronic pain issue. This can be extremely frustrating.
There are a multitude of daily factors that play a huge role in your body and how it functions. Everything from how well you sleep to what you eat to how you manage stress can fuel more chronic inflammation that results in chronic pain.
We can use a bucket analogy to illustrate this point. Consider starting life with an empty bucket. Every time there is an injury, a traumatic event—physical or emotional–or an illness, water is added to that bucket.
Most of the time we are good at emptying that bucket and resolving issues. Sometimes, however, after years of chronic stress and the like, the bucket gets full and begins to overflow.
At this point, people begin to experience pain or issues that seemingly won’t resolve.
The good news is that in most cases you don’t have to continue to suffer.
There are things that can be done to help correct and restore the body so that it can properly heal and you can be free from your chronic pain.
Let us help you empty the bucket and get you back to living the life you strive for. Give us a call at 215-693-5488 to schedule your initial evaluation.
PHOTO CAP: Dr. Jamie providing specific chiropractic care.