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Pain may be a fact of life at some point or other in everyone's life, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's something you have to "just live with," regardless of what some doctor might have told you in the past. There's always a reason behind a case of acute or chronic pain -- and by treating that underlying problem, we treat the pain. Here at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center, our chiropractor in Federal Way can provide natural, safe pain relief and pain management solutions to help you enjoy your life again.
Under the right circumstances, pain is actually a useful survival tool, a warning system to let you know that a part of your body is damaged and needs time to rest and heal. As terrible as the neck pain or back pain from your auto accident might be, for instance, it at least forces you to stop doing whatever's hurting them. Collisions, sports injuries and workplace-related strain injuries can all alert you to muscle damage, stretched ligaments, dislocated vertebral joints and/or pinched nerves. This (hopefully) prompts you to seek immediate attention from our Federal Way chiropractor so the injury can be treated before it gets even worse.
But not all pain signals are so useful -- and some of them can be downright misleading. For example, that chronic pain in your leg might signify not a leg injury, but compression of the sciatic nerve root from a herniated disc in the lumbar spine (sciatica). A pinched cervical nerve root can cause similar pain and other symptoms in your hand or arm, while muscle knots (a common side effect of fibromyalgia) can send pain to various other points. These "misplaced" sensations are called referred pain. Arthritis, spinal stenosis and other chronic complaints can all leave you with constant or recurring pain. A misaligned spinal column can make all these problems worse while also creating chronic muscle strain.
Before you decide to stock up on painkillers, submit yourself for surgery or "just live" with the pain, check out conservative solutions such as chiropractic care. Our Federal Way chiropractor, Dr. Allison Scholes, can help you find lasting relief without potentially addictive drugs or risky major surgery. Chiropractic adjustments can relieve compressed nerves and discs, restoring vertebral structures to their proper alignment and normalizing your nervous system function -- all of which can play important roles in a holistic pain management program. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we also provide massage therapy, corrective exercises and lifestyle counseling to help you heal from painful injuries and keep chronic pain conditions at bay.
Discover what chiropractic care can do for your pain. Call (253) 946-4524 for a consultation with our Federal Way chiropractor at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center!