Chiropractic care can provide natural pain relief for a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and ailments. Here at First Chiropractic, we strive to find the causes of your pain and heal those injuries to provide you with natural pain relief.

Types of Pain

Pain is generally categorized as either acute or chronic. Acute pain is pain that you have had less than three months. It is generally associated with sudden injuries like falling, getting hit by an object or running into an object. Sprains and strains can also fall under acute pain.

Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than three months. Sciatica, fibromyalgia, herniated discs, repetitive motion injuries and some sports injuries can fall into this category.

Diagnosing the Causes of Your Pain

Treatment starts with an initial evaluation. Instead of masking your symptoms with OTC and prescription medications, our chiropractor in Austin, TX strives to diagnose the injuries and ailments that are causing your pain. This involves asking you about your pain, how long you have had it and if any activities decrease or increase your pain. A physical examination is performed, and depending on the finding, we may ask for digital images in order to get a better look at your injuries. Once we have all the information, we will make a diagnosis and determine if chiropractic care would be a good fit for you.

Natural Pain Management from our Chiropractor in Austin

Our chiropractor in Austin, Dr. Jerel Wottrich, utilizes various chiropractic techniques to provide you with pain management that does not involve copious amounts of prescription and OTC pain or anti-inflammatory medications. Instead, he treats your pain at the source. As your injuries heal, you will notice a reduction in your pain and a reduced need for pain medications.

Chiropractic Care for Pain Management at First Chiropractic

Chiropractic care for pain management at First Chiropractic generally involves chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression. Chiropractic adjustments are effective at treating back and neck pain, repetitive motion injuries, chronic headaches and fibromyalgia. They work by ensuring the spine is in its proper position. This maximizes the function of the central nervous system, which helps you with pain management and total body wellness.

Spinal decompression is effective at treating herniated discs and alleviating the pain caused by pinched and compressed nerves. This treatment works by gently stretching certain sections of your spine, which increase the spaces between your vertebrae. This helps herniated discs retract, which lessens the pressure on your nerve roots.

Individualized Treatment Programs

When you come into our chiropractic office for relief from your chronic or acute pain, you can expect an individualized treatment program that addresses your specific pain and injuries. Treatment programs vary in length and duration. In general, most individuals feel better after the first few sessions, but it may take several weeks before you noticed a significant improvement.

To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Austin, TX, call us at (512) 448-1012.