The further someone is from an injury, the more likely that person is to feel less pain. That being said, Chronic Pain is much different from normal pain. When someone develops Chronic Pain, their body will send signals to their brain, even after an injury is fully healed. At times this can last for weeks, but in the worst cases it can go on for years. When someone does develop Chronic Pain, it can reduce your strength, flexibility, and limit your mobility.
By definition, for someone to be diagnosed with Chronic Pain, they must be dealing with it for at least twelve weeks. The pain will be described as, dull or sharp that has a burning or aching sensation in the area where the pain is located. This pain can be constant or intermittent that will come and go without any explanation. There really are no limits as to where chronic pain can occur, and the pain can be vastly different from one area to another.
A list of the more common types of Chronic Pain include:
- Arthritis pain
- Nerve damage
- Lower back pain
- Post-surgery pain
- Post-trauma pain
- Cancer pain
- Psychogenic pain
The American Academy of Pain Medicine states that more than 1.5 billion people around the world deal with some form of chronic pain. It’s the cause for the most long-term disability in the U.S. affecting almost one hundred million Americans.
Your Tampa Chiropractors Treatment Plan for Chronic Pain
Your Chiropractor near USF will first ask the follow questions:
- Ask how bad on a scale of 1-10 the pain is that day, at its worst, and at its best.
- Find out if you know how the pain began?
- Ask if you have had any prior surgeries, and to list all current medications that you’re taking.
- Will want to know if anything you have tried to relieve the pain has helped.
- Will want to know if there’s anything that aggravates your pain.
If you have been dealing with Chronic Pain for a long time, it is vital that you are treat on a regular basis for some time, as well as taking care of yourself after you leave after each visit. Reversing Chronic Pain can take some time, but with the right dedication from the patient, Dr. Cobb knows he can help give you the relief you didn’t think was possible.
After extensively going through your patient questionnaire and examining your body, Dr. Cobb will proceed to spend 20-25 minutes performing connective tissue release. For Chronic pain your Tampa Chiropractor will focus on treating the area or surrounding areas of where you’re dealing with Chronic Pain. Every patient and pain is different. Based on what the doctor sees, as well as what your background information is, will determine where he works and for how long.
After your Connective Tissue Release therapy, if your Tampa Chiropractor deems you fit for an adjustment, he will do exactly that. However, if Dr. Cobb feels that an adjustment could do more harm than good based on the state your body is in, then he will wait until he feels that you are okay to be adjusted.
If you are dealing with Chronic Pain in any way, your Chiropractor near Temple Terrace, Dr. Cobb, and his staff are here for you Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (9:00-12:00 & 1:30-7:00) and Tuesday and Friday (9:00-1:00).
We also serve: Temple Terrace, USF, Brandon, Riverview, Carolewood, Wesley Chapel, South Tampa, North Tampa, Temple Palms, Thonotosassa