If you experience aches and pains on a regular basis, you may have chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. It can vary in levels of severity or intensity, and it can come and go or remain steady. Chronic pain can affect almost any part of the body, but joint pain is one of the most common types of chronic pain.
There are many different causes of joint pain. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Joint pain can be discomfort, pain or inflammation arising from any part of a joint — including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles."
While the causes of joint pain may be chronic, they are by no means a sentence to a lifetime of pain. Many sufferers find relief through appropriate care from their chiropractor and other medical professionals.
Many people begin treating their chronic joint pain with pain relievers, very few people find that to be a sustainable long-term treatment plan. The good news for people suffering from joint pain is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Although the conditions are chronic, there are several non-addictive, highly effective treatments that are known to help.
When you trust your care to Village Chiropractic, Dr. Andy Thomas will evaluate your condition, explain your options, and design a treatment plan with your goals in mind. To take the first step down the road of relief from chronic pain, contact us to .
Topics: pain prevention