Best Treatment Approach For Chronic Pain

It is estimated that about 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain. There are many different causes of chronic pain, and it can often be tricky to find the right solution. Sometimes nutrition plays a role, or perhaps the pain has been present since a bad injury. Also, many illness and diseases can contribute to chronic pain making it one of the most misunderstood problems that health professionals and their patients try to deal with.
In my practice, I have many patients who suffer with chronic pain. Thankfully for most of these patients, their pain is managed with ongoing Chiropractic care. However, it is often tricky to find the right approach that works, but over the years, I have had the most success using Functional Range Release techniques.
Functional range Release, is a system of assessments, treatments and exercise prescription that has completely changed the way I practice Chiropractic. It targets scar tissue in muscles and fascia that can form due to chronic stressors or injuries. The scar tissue (or adhesions) prevents proper movement of the joints, thus leading to dysfunction and inflammation and then pain. If the scar tissue is not removed properly and completely, the dysfunction and pain can easily become chronic.
Functional Range Release can be applied to any area of the body and can be performed in a very gentle, specific way, so as not to aggravate any underlying conditions. As long as the technique is applied this way, there are very little adverse reactions. Unfortunately people with chronic pain sometimes do have adverse reactions to conservative treatments such as Chiropractic or Physiotherapy, making them think these conservative treatments are not an option .
Over time, the scar tissue is “broken up” and proper movement to the joints is restored. This in turn, reduces dysfunction, inflammation and therefore pain.
It is also important to focus on realistic goals, no matter what type of treatment you choose for your chronic pain. In some cases, the best outcome is only a 20% improvement. This is the case when there are multiple factors contributing to a person’s pain. In these instances, I usually refer to a Naturopath or other health care provider so that all aspects are addressed. This, in most cases, produces the best results.