How many times have you wound up with pain somewhere in your body without knowing why you hurt or what specific event caused the pain? Injuries can happen to anyone for any number of reasons. Some of the typical injuries we experience are due to various levels of trauma to our musculoskeletal system. However, this is not always the case. There are other ways injuries can occur without a force being applied to our body.
Don’t Put Up With Everyday Aches And Pains
Strains to your muscles, ligaments, and tendons can be caused by everyday normal use like something as simple as walking or going up stairs. When muscles or connective tissues stretch and contract more than normal, the result can be a painful injury seemingly out of nowhere. This is often referred to as pulling a muscle, and it can be frustrating when we cannot put our finger on the cause.
Whatever the reason for your current injury and the resulting pain, there are steps you can take in order to relieve much of that pain. Sometimes pain can even be managed without the need for immediate medical attention depending on the severity of the injury.
The simplest and easiest method for relieving pain following an injury is alternating between hot and cold packs. This means applying a cold compress to a musculoskeletal injury for 20 minutes and then placing a heating pad over the injury at a different time of the day. The cold compress reduces inflammation and swelling while the heat promotes blood flow to the site.
Treat the Root Of The Pain
The best way to relieve chronic pain following an accident or injury is to seek licensed chiropractic care like that of Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab. A certified chiropractic physician is able to provide techniques on site, as well as recommend which exercises, stretches, and self-care tools will work at home to relieve pain for a specific part of the body.
Pharmaceutical-free Method For Finding Relief From Pain
Chiropractic care is a natural, non-invasive, and pharmaceutical-free method for finding relief from pain following an injury or accident. Through adjustments, rehabilitation, and massage, holistic chiropractic care offers techniques to relieve pain—including chronic headaches and migraines.
For more information on relieving pain following an injury or accident, call Catalyst Chiropractic and Rehab at 736-205-3781 or schedule an appointment online today!