Have you endured multiple medical treatments or surgeries that haven’t adequately addressed your pain problem? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) more than 25 million Americans live with chronic pain. That’s roughly 11 percent of us. They also found that patients who experience the worst pain tend to have worse overall health and less medical coverage. It’s easy to understand why—without proper care, your chances of healing are reduced. As for the overall health issue, pain can rob you of your mobility and your drive to be active. How can anyone expect patients to stay active and maintain good health when it hurts just to move?
If you’re at a dead end with your pain management, visit Argyle TX chiropractor Dr. Cody Doyle. Standard medical interventions don’t work for everyone; Dr. Doyle may be able to help you heal your condition and live an active, pain-free life. Contact us today to make an appointment.
How Do Complementary Therapies Work?
If you’ve never visited a chiropractor before, you may be wondering how a “back doctor” can help you with a knee or shoulder problem. The truth is that chiropractors are more than back doctors; all musculoskeletal function and sensations travel through the spine. If the spine is out of alignment it can block nerve and circulatory pathways. This can make your body less able to heal itself by natural means and cause greater pain. Plus, Dr. Doyle provides much more than just chiropractic care!
The term “complementary therapies” refers to medical techniques not used by mainstream doctors. They are viewed as a complement to standard medical interventions, as they have demonstrated a beneficial effect on many patients. There is a tendency in medical care to fix what’s broken, without looking at how the different parts of the body interact and all play a role in healing. This is changing, of course, as more and more medical doctors see the value in alternative healing techniques. For example, more and more insurance providers are now covering chiropractic, acupuncture, and other alternative treatments for pain. Modern medicine may not understand everything about how these techniques work, but they are slowly coming to understand that they do work!
As the nerve superhighway for the body, virtually all sensations and functioning rely on proper alignment of the spine. Your brain and immune system interact with every part of the body via the spine, so misalignment can lead to pain, dysfunction, an impaired ability to heal.
Pain-free acupuncture treatments can stimulate circulation and healing at specific musculoskeletal points on the body. Many of Dr. Doyle’s patients have used acupuncture to find relief from arthritis, neck and back problems, as well as migraines.
Have you ever reduced your own pain by massaging an area of the body? Myofascial release is not the same thing as massage, but it uses massage and stretching of targeted connective tissues to encourage healing and promote pain relief.
Nutritional Therapy and Supplements
How our bodies function is often based upon what we put into them. Eating foods that contain the right levels of certain minerals and nutrients can give you the ingredients that let the body heal itself. Doctors are already catching on to the value of nutritional and supplement therapy, as many of them now recommend turmeric (a natural anti-inflammatory), garlic (for heart health), as well as many other natural substances not traditionally referred to as “medicines.”
Ultrasound and TENS Treatments
Using high-tech tools, Dr. Doyle can stimulate many parts of the body to reduce inflammation and promote self-healing. Ultrasound waves deliver deep heat to muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. Premodulated muscle stimulation (TENS treatment) uses gentle electrical currents to relieve muscle spasms and swelling.
Browse our website to learn more about the many conditions that are treatable with complementary therapies. If doctors have been unable to end your pain thus far, it’s time to try something new. Argyle TX chiropractor Dr. Cody Doyle has helped thousands of patients improve their health and manage their pain. Your turn may be next!