Chronic pain is pain that has been experienced for more than 6 months. Chronic pain can cause muscles to contract, contributing to soreness and stiffness. If you do not do something about the chronic pain, chances are it will get worse. According to the American Pain Society, 56% of those suffering with chronic pain have been suffering for more than five years.
The most common types of chronic pain include back pain, tension headaches, abdominal pain, shoulder pain and neck pain. Chronic pain can not only hurt, it can interfere with the normal function of glandular, digestive, eliminative, nervous and circulatory systems.
While many people with chronic pain look to medications to mask the pain, there are many common risks and side effects associated with taking medication. Chiropractic targets the cause of the chronic pain instead of masking the symptoms. After looking into the cause, gentle chiropractic manipulation has been shown to be effective in correcting the problems.
You do not have to "live with" chronic pain. If you are suffering, please visit a chiropractor today.