Vancouver Pain Management Through Chiropractic Care
Here at Back & Neck Care Chiropractic in Vancouver, pain management is our first priority. Whether you suffer from chronic pain or pain from a car accident or sports injury, we understand that you need pain relief to start your healing process. We implement various chiropractic techniques in an effort to aid your pain management and accelerate healing.
Pain Management in Vancouver Provides Improved Wellness
For both chronic conditions and injuries, Dr. Pettet’s skilled diagnosis, followed by gentle, precise chiropractic care, are usually the first steps. We spend all the time necessary getting to know you and your health concerns in order to provide a tailored approach to your pain management needs. If you live in the Vancouver area and are struggling with pain or injury, you can benefit from our non-invasive chiropractic approach and healing methods. Because these methods are natural and stimulate your body’s own innate healing mechanisms, they can help a wide variety of people without the risks of side effects that may come with pain management through medication. And instead of just covering up the pain, we help your body move beyond pain by helping it heal itself.
Dr. Pettet’s two-pronged approach seeks to put your entire body back into balance for lasting pain relief and improved overall function. The first prong is to alleviate misalignments in the spine and extremities. When a person suffers an injury, there is usually stress to the skeletal system. Sports injuries, car accident injuries and personal injuries can all result in misalignments of the vertebrae in the spine, whether in the back or neck. When vertebrae are out of alignment, they can pinch nerves and damage intervertebral discs, causing pain in many areas of the body, not just the back. By putting the spine back in alignment, these nerves are released so they can again relay information between the brain and the rest of the body—releasing pinched nerves truly relieves pain.
In many cases of chronic pain or an injury that never fully healed, or even in cases of long-term poor posture, the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc.) that support your spine also need to be healed and retrained to support full healing and correct posture. One of the many ways we help with this is through massage therapy. Massage therapy naturally accelerates healing in many ways: enhancing circulation, reducing inflammation, lessening musculoskeletal tensions, and releasing endorphins for natural pain relief, just to name a few. We can also teach you specific therapeutic stretches and exercises to help retrain and recondition your muscles for improved flexibility, strength and pain-free range of motion.
We custom design a healing and pain relief plan to meet the individual needs and goals of each patient. To learn more about how we can help, or to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 360-253-6674 .