I know that many people living with pain and depression despair of ever finding a solution. I also know that relying on painkillers (NSAIDS, opiates, etc.) can seem like an easy, intuitive solution—stop the pain and the physical and emotional issues may be resolved.
In truth, medicines designed to relieve pain are extremely limited. These drugs often make pain worse by suppressing the body’s natural response and failing to address the reason for the condition. Furthermore, the long term damage done to the body by pain-relieving medications is often not worth the momentary respite from suffering.
It is flawed logic to think of pain itself as the problem; try to think of pain as the messenger, and not the message itself.
The first step on the journey toward living pain and depression-free is to commit yourself to the process. Do you really want to be released from pain and depression? If so, you have already made the first step in attaining your goal.
Chiropractic Treatment for Chronic Pain
It’s important to understand the basic mission of chiropractic care: to correct spinal misalignments (subluxations) in order to restore health. This is because postural alterations are associated with many health issues, including chronic pain. But why?
The central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) controls all the functions of the body, including the pain response. The loss of structural integrity from a misaligned spine results in distress in the nervous system. Chiropractic is especially helpful in the treatment of chronic pain that results from nervous system irritation or injury. Moreover, chiropractic is effective in re-establishing normal function of muscles and joints, which can help in eliminating the cause of chronic pain.
Chiropractic Treatment of Pain and Depression at Monmouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center
Our Monmouth County chiropractic facility is very sensitive to the complex relationship between pain and how it affects the mental health of our patients. The development of Monmouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center was directed toward this understanding from the very beginning.
First, our practice incorporates a serene environment. I have personally chosen a staff of practitioners who are not only knowledgeable but also project a positive energy. I think this is an important aspect of wellness—attitude.
We have also incorporated a multidisciplinary approach that includes chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy. Yes, chronic pain is a challenging condition to treat, but the licensed New Jersey practitioners at our Monmouth County office have many years of clinical experience in dealing with this condition.
The New Jersey chiropractors at Monmouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center use a combination of modalities, including traditional chiropractic as well as a revolutionary practice known as Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). CBP corrects whole spinal misalignments in order to achieve longer lasting relief from pain.
If you or someone you know is living with chronic pain and depression, please do not hesitate to call Monmouth Spine and Rehabilitation Center for a consultation to determine if our services can help you to live a healthier, happier life—free from pain and depression.