When dealing with aches and pains, it is very common in our American culture to keep your head down, ignore the pain and push through. I am here to tell you that is not the most efficient way to handle your pain, especially when dealing with the spine.
I often tell my patients that arthritis is comparable to “grey hairs within the body”. If we live long enough, we all will have some level of arthritis within our joints. The joints in our spine are no different. The bones in the spine (vertebrae) attach to each other and form joints similar to that of your knee or hip. There is cartilage within the joint, tendons and ligaments attaching to the joints, and muscles surrounding the joints to help them move. Following an injury to these spinal joints, the likelihood of pain and chance of developing arthritis increases.
When seeking treatment of your headaches, neck pain, low back pain, or any other musculoskeletal pain, it is important to start treatment sooner rather than later. The longer you prolong chiropractic treatment for your back pain, the better chance it has to become chronic, or increase your chances for earlier onset arthritis. If you start chiropractic care earlier in the process, you are likely to recover faster from your pain, as well as learn strategies to use at home to help keep the pain away. Chronic pain, or pain that has lasted for months to years typically responds slower to treatment. It often times turns into managing symptoms as opposed to complete recovery from symptoms.
Quality chiropractic care in Rochester, New York should involve treatment of every aspect of the back and neck's anatomy. It should include rehab exercises, stretches, deep tissue muscle work, and a chiropractic adjustment.
At Rochester ChiroTherapy, I pride myself on offering the people of Rochester quality chiropractic care at a reasonable price. I strive to get you out of pain as fast and affordable as possible, so that you can get back to living your life pain free.