By correcting the cause of a health problem rather than covering up the symptoms with medication, seemingly “chronic” conditions may not be chronic at all.
Chiropractic care is a profession built on getting results where other approaches have failed.
One textbook definition of “chronic” is any condition or pain that persist over three months past the time that it would be reasonable to expect a resolution of the problem. It is estimated that there is someone living with chronic pain in one out of every five U.S. households. One of the main reasons this number is so high is the frequency with which drugs are used to treat pain and other conditions in our society.
Drugs allow people to have a decreased perception of their pain and symptoms as long as the effect of the drug lasts. When people take drugs for weeks or months at a time the perception of the problem is relieved but nothing is actually done to remove the problem itself. Unfortunately the longer the problem exists, the more likely it is to become chronic, and it will be harder to treat the problem with conservative means. Because medications are so widely used to mask symptoms of a problem, the increased probability of untreated problems becoming chronic are exponential. The good news is that “chronic”, as previously defined, does not mean permanent.
Your body has the ability to change and adapt for the better in most cases, regardless of how severe or long standing a condition may be. As you probably know the cells in your body are constantly changing and being replaced by new cells. Since this is the case, it should make sense to you that painful tissues can heal overtime with the right approach. Often times, the chiropractic approach is exactly the right approach for seemingly “chronic” conditions.
Since chiropractic seeks to find the cause of your problems and overcome them with natural means, your body can undergo the changes necessary to allow real healing to take place. Remember that when a doctor tells you that you have a chronic problem, such problems are often cured by chiropractic care. Chiropractic will get the results you want by allowing your body’s nervous system to function and direct the body’s health in the right direction.