Pain that someone may assume to result from a minor chiropractic injury can easily turn into a much more serious injury. This fact is especially true when the individual does not seek professional treatment as soon as they sustain the injury. Serious chiropractic injuries are difficult to treat and can lead to additional health issues. Thus, it is essential for anyone experiencing a form of chiropractic injury to not ignore the injury, no matter the level of pain.
Immediately addressing any injuries is always the best defense to ensure the injury does not get worse. According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic treatments are widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Other neuro-musculoskeletal issues
Minor chiropractic injuries
There are a large variety of methods in which someone can receive a minor injury. The injury can be the result of playing sports, working in an office all day, bending or twisting wrong or falling down. However, even a minor injury can cause misalignment of the vertebrae. This misalignment can have a large and negative effect on the way someone is able to move.
While many patients believe the only reason they would need to see a chiropractor is if they have a back injury, this is simply not true. A chiropractor can treat a variety of both minor and major body injuries. In other cases, people may not be aware they have a serious injury that never quite heals right and continues to cause pain.
When the spine is in proper alignment, it allows the body to function better. Proper bodily functions allow patients to be more limber, have a better range of motion and overall feel healthier. Proper spine alignment also helps to prevent any future injuries from occurring.
Neck pain treatment
When someone is experiencing neck pain, they need to seek treatment as soon as possible. Even if the neck pain is minor, it is far better to ensure that the condition is not serious than to let the condition get worse. There is a reason for why someone would have neck pain making it necessary to seek professional chiropractic assistance in order to understand the underlying reason for the neck pain.
Once we determine the reason for neck pain, we will be able to choose the most effective treatment or therapy. With the treatment or therapy, patients will not have to struggle with the pain on a regular basis.
Leg pain treatment
When someone is experiencing minor leg pain, they may not realize that leg pain is often a symptom of sciatica. Whenever someone places pressure on the sciatic nerve, the result is going to be various levels of pain in the back, buttocks and in one/both legs. Herniated discs are also a common reason for why someone would experience leg pain.
Carpal tunnel treatment
While most people with carpal tunnel syndrome experience minor nerve pain in the beginning stages, they tend to wait until they experience more serious symptoms before seeking assistance from a health professional. By seeking treatment right after the diagnosis, patients will stand the best chance of preventing carpal tunnel from interrupting one’s daily routine and making life difficult.
Sports injury treatment
Some of the more common sports injuries tend to be minor strains and sprains as well as joint-related issues. Even though sports-related injuries may start off as minor they can easily turn into something more serious if left alone to heal on their own. Treating a sports-related injury as soon as possible is always recommended. Thus, that is why immediate sports injury treatment by an experienced chiropractor is an effective option, even when a sports injury is minor.
A headache is often an underlying symptom of something more serious going on in the body. While the headaches may be minor, understanding why they are happening in the first place is the first step to figuring out the best treatment for the headaches. A chiropractor can help those suffering from headaches understand why they are getting headaches as well as provide them with the chiropractic techniques that can improve or even make their headaches go away altogether, i.e. spinal manipulation.
If someone experiences any discomfort and/or pain for more than three days, then it is time to give us a call. Pain management is a process that will steadily help the patient relieve the pain and begin a life that is free of the pain from the injury. While many patients are tempted to rest in order to heal, resting the injury tends to be only part of an overall treatment plan.
Chiropractic treatment, specifically spinal manipulation, is often recommended for minor pain management as this is one of the best ways to prevent any type of pain from getting worse.
If you would like to learn more about Minor Injuries and the various treatments we provide, call (803) 366-7799 to schedule a consultation.