Chronic pain is a serious and far reaching condition affecting an estimated 20.4% (50 million) US adults. There are many different types of chronic pain. Some of the most common types of chronic pain that we see in our practice range from neck pain and headaches, including migraines, to back pain as well as sciatica. Chronic pain is often the result of physical trauma that had not been properly treated. However, it can also be due to the effects of years of repetitive stress or poor posture.
When it comes to the types of chronic pain typically seen in a chiropractic office, the pain is usually due to irritation of the spinal nerves. The spinal column is designed to move freely and protect the nervous system. When these bones become misaligned, called a subluxation, they can put pressure on, stretch, or otherwise distort these delicate nerve structures and lead to pain, numbness, tingling and other symptoms. If not corrected early, subluxations can become a source of chronic pain.
In their search for relief from chronic pain, many people turn to drugs or surgery. Pain medications do not address the cause of the pain. They merely cover it up temporarily while the underlying cause continues to worsen. Many of the pain medications that have been prescribed over the years are opioids, which are highly addictive. Surgery is often not a solution either, as the success rate is approximately only 50% for the first surgery and is drastically reduced for subsequent surgeries.
Most people call us because their chronic pain is interfering with something they need to do, want to do or love to do. We do a detailed consultation, followed by a chiropractic examination and x-rays (if needed) to take an in-depth look at what is causing your pain. The doctor will then go over his findings with you and answer any questions you may have regarding your condition as well as give you his treatment recommendations to get you back to doing the things that you love.
Trinity Chiropractic offers different treatment options to address your chronic pain and correct the underlying cause. Dr. Iszler utilizes the newest adjusting technique in chiropractic, called Torque Release Technique (TRT) to correct your spinal misalignments without the twisting and popping most people have come to expect from chiropractic adjustments. This gentle, specific, neurologically based adjustment is very effective at correcting spinal subluxations. If you have chronic low back pain or sciatica, our gentle decompression table is great for decompressing the discs, joints and nerves in your low back. We offer deep tissue therapeutic laser therapy with a Class IV laser, which helps to decrease pain and inflammation, increase oxygenation and speeds up the healing process. Depending on your condition, electrical stimulation may also be utilized to help reduce your pain. We also offer massage therapy to address the muscular component of your condition. Once your pain begins to decrease and you are able to move better, you then graduate to our postural and spinal rehabilitation which addresses the structures that support your spine, as well as working with your nervous system to speed your progress along and make more permanent changes to your spine. We strive to help you keep your progress moving forward, so you can get back to enjoying life.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Do you take x-rays?
A: Depending on what the doctor finds during your examination, he will take x-rays if necessary. We have on-site digital x-rays so you don’t have to go anywhere else to have them taken.
Q: Do the adjustments hurt?
A: No. Dr. Iszler uses the newest technique in chiropractic, called Torque Release Technique. This technique utilizes a small handheld adjusting instrument, called the Integrator, to gently adjust the one bone that needs it without twisting and popping.
Q: Can I just get adjusted without anything else?
A: Although the adjustment is the most important part of your care to correct the misalignments in your spine, we have found it is vital to also address the structures that support your spine, so postural and spinal rehabilitation are included in your treatment.
Q: Can chiropractic help with chronic pain?
A: Yes. Chronic pain is often the result of spinal misalignments, called subluxations, that have not been corrected.
Q: Do you offer spinal decompression?
A: Yes. Our spinal decompression table provides gentle traction to decompress the discs, joints and nerves in your low back without the uncomfortable straps and harnesses that typical tables require.
Q: Do you offer laser therapy for pain?
A: Yes. Our Class IV deep tissue therapeutic laser helps to decrease pain and inflammation, increase oxygenation of the tissues and speeds up your body’s natural healing process.
Q: Do you offer massage therapy?
A: Yes. Our massage therapist is highly skilled at many different massage techniques.
Q: Does your massage therapist do Gua Sha and Cupping?
A: Yes. She is highly skilled at both of these techniques.
Q: Can CBD help my chronic pain?
A: Many people have found that CBD helps with their chronic pain. We offer a line of CBD products from CRAFT 1861 that have been independently verified to be pesticide free, heavy metal free and 100% THC free. They are grown according to FDA regulations and are hand-bottled in Tempe.