How common is chronic pain? You might be surprised by the answer!

A 2011 study from Queen’s University asked a simple question, “Are you usually free of pain and discomfort?”

And the results?

A whopping 55% of the Canadian population reported suffering from non-specific chronic pain! Most of the patients report pain in their back, joints, or head. Most often the pain presented itself as non-specific or without a known underlying cause.

That’s no way to live life!

There are two primary types of chronic pain. The first is musculoskeletal pain related to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles and the second is neuropathic pain often felt as a burning sensation or shooting pain caused by nerve or tissue damage.

Pain becomes chronic if it lasts for three months or more without relief.

Traditional medical treatments for pain management rely on medication to cover up pain symptoms. This provides only temporary relief and can lead to a vicious cycle of pain medication dependency. At Champion Chiropractic, Dr. Binning provides integrated pain management solutions that are all natural and drug free. By combining chiropractic care with acupuncture, nutrition and physical therapy, Dr. Binning manages pain symptoms by directly addressing their underlying cause.

The first step to managing chronic pain is to identify the underlying cause. For example, many patients with chronic back or neck pain may be suffering from a herniated disc in their spine. Patients who struggle with chronic headaches may have an untreated whiplash injury. Identifying the underlying cause allows Dr. Binning to create a customized treatment plan specifically targeting the patient’s unique pain management needs.

Adjustments, manual therapy and acupuncture are also effective for treating chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Dr. Binning can create a pain management plan that will reduce or eliminate the need for medication. Manual therapy including myofascial release targets muscle tissue deep within the body. This helps reduce swelling and inflammation that often triggers chronic pain. Many of our patients who suffer from constant aches and pains report a significant improvement after just one treatment. Regular treatments can significantly improve overall health and enhance mobility.

Our whole body approach to care not only manages chronic pain, but can also reduce the risk for future injury and illness. By restoring balance to the body, we support your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Our integrated approach to managing pain helps patients feel their best each and every day!