Chiropractic therapy is an alternative treatment for neuromuscoskeletal disorders and their effects on general health. It may look like regular physiotherapy to the eyes of the uninitiated, but it differs in form and purpose. The main focus of chiropractic therapy is to maximize your body’s natural self-healing properties by preventing and correcting interference in the nervous system. What is the therapy good for? Although chiropractic detractors may deride it as pseudoscience, it has proven to be an effective treatment for a number of health conditions, including low back pain, cervicogenic headaches, acute neck pain, and migraine headache. The therapy has also been found to be suitable for the treatment of tennis elbow, shoulder girdle dysfunction, Adhesive Capsulitis dysfunction, hip osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis. What is the science behind it? Chiropractic therapy lays emphasis on the treatment of the spine and especially the alignment of the vertebrae as the primary means to heal the Continue reading →

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese natural therapy to provide relief from pain, treat illnesses, prevent diseases and improve physical wellbeing. It involves inserting tiny, hair-width needles into specific points in your body to stimulate and activate your body’s natural healing processes. It is effective in treating headaches, migraines, back pain, hip pain and sports injuries. It is also effective in treating anxiety, insomnia, infertility and many other physiological and psychological conditions. One of the areas that acupuncture is much sought after is for the treatment of lower back pain, which is caused by biomechanical stresses and chronic emotional stresses. The former includes adopting a bad posture while standing and walking, lifting heavy objects and sitting for long periods. The latter includes anxiety, frustration, anger and depression. Acupuncture for back pain focuses on easing the pain and providing permanent relief. The process has several benefits. Provides relief from back pain: This is, of course, the Continue reading →

Chronic pain has a debilitating effect on a patient’s life affecting their social, personal, and professional performance in many ways. Living with chronic pain is often excruciating and drives many people to seek extreme ways to alleviate their pain. That is why chronic pain management techniques are now used to efficiently relieve pain for those patients who suffer from long lasting pain. Here are some of the most common chronic pain management techniques: Spinal Decompression Therapy is a form of pain management that entails the use of decompression devices to gently stretch the spine in the affected areas. Spinal decompression has a good reputation as a pain management technique and treatment given its positive effects in restoring function and range of motion of the affected areas. This type of chronic pain management is used for patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, worn spinal joints, radiculopathy, sciatica, and other conditions that Continue reading →

Chronic pain is best defined in opposition to acute pain. Conventionally, chronic pain, unlike acute pain, lasts more than 3 months since onset. Although there is no consensus as to how long pain should last before it is considered chronic, the three month period is traditionally accepted as the borderline that differentiates acute and chronic pain. In addition to the medical explanation, chronic pain is also defined as the type of pain that extends beyond the expected time for healing. Chronic pain may be caused by the activation of nociceptors, in which case it is referred to as nociceptive pain, or by the damage of the nervous system, in which case it is referred to as neuropathic pain. Nociceptive pain is divided into two categories depending on where it is located: Superficial chronic pain is triggered by nociceptors located in the skin or superficial tissues; Deep pain may be classified Continue reading →