Chiropractic Benefits For Chronic Pain in Gig Harbor

Chiropractic Benefits For Chronic Pain in Gig Harbor

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Chronic or persistent pain in Gig Harbor refers to pain that has been present for any period beyond 12 weeks, despite receiving treatments.

This type of pain can be radiating, dull, constant, episodic, stinging, numbing, burning, or tingling.

The 2 most common types of chronic pain include:

  1. Nociceptive pain: The type of chronic pain wherein the damage is to the soft tissues and the sensory nerves called nociceptors receive the painful stimuli causing pain signals to be sent up to the brain and be made aware. The following are a few common nociceptive pain types:
  2. Postsurgical pain.
  3. Post-trauma pain.
  4. Lower back pain.
  5. Cancer pain.
  6. Arthritis pain.
  7. Neurogenic pain: The type of chronic pain wherein the damage is to the nerves and/ or to the spine, still affecting the nerves. Common examples of neurogenic chronic pain cases include:
  8. Sciatica
  9. Neuropathy

The causes of such pain are due to damage to nerves, pain receptors, bones, cartilages, and/ or the muscles.

People are known to usually settle with sprays, balms, and OTC pain medications as these are the cheaper options but in the long run, these cost a lot too as these are very short-term solutions and need to be replenished.

But not all the causative issues require surgeries or prescribed medications like cancer, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, etc.

Another treatment is a super long-term, effective, less expensive, root cause addressing solution/ pain management.

This treatment is chiropractic treatment or care.

How Chiropractic Care in Gig Harbor WA Can Help:

Chiropractic care ( chiro care) at Gig Harbor Wellness Center is a branch of medicine coming under complementary and alternative medicine.

Chiro care focuses on using and helping the body to heal itself. The treatments only quicken the ability of the body to heal itself and not heal the body.

This makes the body more self-sustained and less dependent on external sources for better and quick healing and effective pain management.

They could use a variety of different methods to achieve this feat, depending upon the pain severity, health condition, cause of pain, lifestyle, etc. of the patient and also upon suitable preferences (as in those choices which are beneficial for the pain from the choices given to the patient by the chiropractor) of the treatment to follow, the chiropractor could use one or more treatments, maybe even in combinations for the best results.

These methods can include:

  1. Spinal Decompression Therapy
  2. Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment
  3. Laser therapy
  4. Ultrasound therapy
  5. Electric stimulation therapy
  6. Ice/ heat therapy
  7. Lifestyle and nutritional changes

There are various benefits to chiro care for chronic pain:

  • Non-invasive, drug-free
  • Effective pain management
  • Treats the root cause so can be a permanent or very long-term solution
  • Less expensive
  • Relaxing
  • Holistic
  • Improves immunity
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Raises body’s resistance to future damage and pain
  • Quickens body’s responses to damage
  • Needs very little recovery time
  • Suitable for people of all ages, and most health conditions.
  • Increased mobility and flexibility
  • Optimized functionality
  • Improves posture
  • Decreases degeneration of joint tissues
  • Improvement in athletic performances

There are many benefits of chiro care for the mental, physical state of a person, so if you have any sort of pain, book an appointment with your nearest licensed Gig Harbor chiropractor and get relief.

Happy healing!


9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm


Fox Chiropractic
Wellness Center

3715 56th Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
P: (253) 851-5138
F: (253) 853-4972