Chiropractic Care for Pain
Many people seek help for pain. Pain is like the alarm that goes on when there is a “fire” in your body.
It is complex in nature and can be adaptive and maladaptive.
It can be adaptive because it alerts us to dysfunction in our body so we can do something about it.
But chronic and severe pain can affect how we live and work, and ultimately, our quality of life.
Stopping the pain by using pain relief solutions like painkillers and muscle relaxants is akin to removing the batteries from the fire alarm.
A misaligned and dysfunctional spine can cause pain, and if so, chiropractic can help.
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder and Low Back Pain
Apart from neck pain, people also commonly seek chiropractic care for shoulder and low back pain.
What commonly accompanies forward head carriage are rounded shoulders, in what has been termed “upper cross syndrome”.
“Lower cross syndrome” is common in people with a weak core and anterior pelvic tilt.
Misalignments in the spine and imbalance of muscles can
- impair movement (e.g., not being able to move the shoulder without pain)
- speed up degeneration of joints
- cause symptoms like pain
Chiropractors can help you get well and stay well by checking and adjusting your spine and teaching you how to care for your spine.
So you can be the best version of yourself and do the things that you enjoy.
Here is a series of 2-5 minute animations that we have curated to help you make sense of pain.
Watch what catches your eye, or best yet, watch them all! Remember, becoming more informed helps you make better choices for you and your family.
Dr Heidi Haavik is a New Zealand-based award winning scientist, speaker and author. She is a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neuropsychology for over 15 years. Her series of The Reality Check animations are educational, easy to understand and based on the latest chiropractic evidence-informed research.