Pain can be a major complicating factor in getting back to your normal activities. Modern medicine has advanced greatly in the field of pain management and patients in Scottsdale have many options to diminish or get rid of pain. At Well Adjusted Chiropractic, we combine elements of pain management to allow us to get you out of pain quickly!
TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS
Trigger points are tender or painful to the touch areas in your muscles. These areas may feel tight or knotted and have a reproducible pain referral pattern. Trigger point injections at Well Adjusted Chiropractic in Scottsdale typically include a natural anti-inflammatory medication and a local anesthetic for immediate relief of pain and stiffness.
Joint injections are utilized to reduce pain and inflammation in those joints with osteoarthritis or that are painful from an injury. These injections aim to improve joint mobility and function in the painful, stiff, or achy joint. Common joints injected include knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and ankles. All joint injections are ultrasound guided for precise accuracy.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)
PRP treatments in Scottsdale stimulate your bodies first responder cells that help begin the healing process that produce growth factors, collagen formation, and anti-inflammatory properties. PRP helps decrease pain and increase functionality and range of motion in painful joints and muscles.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments begin with a simple blood draw typically from your arm. The blood is placed in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and white blood cells from the PRP. The PRP is then injected into the affected area. PRP effectively treats joint pain, neck pain, mid-low back pain, sciatic pain, tendonitis, and bursitis.
Pain may result from problems with the spine. The vertebrae of the neck, called the cervical spine, and those of the lower back, called the lumbar spine, usually result in pain at or near their respective locations. Problems with the cervical spine typically cause pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands, while the lumbar spine usually associates with pain in the lower back, pelvis, hips, legs, and feet.
When pain stems from spinal issues, the problem is usually irritation of one or more nerves, often referred to as a pinched nerve. This irritation may cause pain at the site of the irritation or anywhere downstream along the path of the nerve. For example, sciatic pain may stem from pressure occurring near the spine, but symptoms may be felt anywhere along the path of the nerve itself, through the lower back, hip, thigh, and knee.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC REDUCE PAIN?
For tissue strain injuries, chiropractic treatment corrects spinal imbalances, which, as a result, typically improves blood flow and systems communications with the brain, so the body’s healing mechanisms work faster and more efficiently. Pain reduction may result from this improved healing, as well as from the gentle stretching and increased mobility typical in a spinal adjustment.
When alignment and balance of the spine returns after chiropractic treatment, a common effect is the release of pressure on nerves, reducing local inflammation and restoring room around the affected nerve. If you’ve ever experienced an adjustment by Dr. Brown that seems to instantly relieve your pain, it’s likely that a nerve is no longer in contact with inflamed tissue. In other cases, time may be required for swelling to subside before full relief occurs.
PAIN RELIEF IN SCOTTSDALE
Utilizing these non-surgical therapies in combination with Chiropractic Care has a powerful effect in getting you long term results. If you struggle with acute or chronic pain, give our team at Well Adjusted Chiropractic in Scottsdale a call and schedule a consultation with our team today!