Idiopathic pain- when you have no idea where your pain is coming from
Pain is debilitating. Most of the time, we can clearly figure out why we are experiencing pain - whether it be from a serious car accident or just bumping into the corner of the coffee table. But sometimes, pain can happen, and you don’t even know where it’s coming from or why. This is called idiopathic pain, and it is chronic pain with no identifiable cause.
While it is possible to treat such pain with medications, there has steadily been a rise in using chiropractic treatments to help relieve the pain. At BC + PT, we see chiropractic care as a natural and effective way to help ease muscle tension and realign your spine. Such treatment helps with different health disorders targeting your joints, muscles, connective tissues, and bones. So, it may help with your pain.
Understanding Where Your Idiopathic Pain Might Be Coming From
If you’re experiencing idiopathic pain, you may not know where to turn first. Figuring out what is going on in your life is one step to take to help try to identify the cause of your pain. Causes of pain could include an increase of stress, having poor posture, suffering from an injury, and even just inflammation. Other reasons could include nerve compression, muscle strain, disease or even infection.
Although these are the common pain triggers, it can still be challenging to establish the actual cause of your discomfort even after numerous tests. In such a case, it can be harder to recommend the proper treatment.
Chiropractic care usually treats pain by targeting the spine. Your spine is your body’s central structure that protects your nervous system, supports your weight, and enables you to move. As such, it can be a great starting point for determining the cause of idiopathic pain. A misaligned spine may affect the function of your muscles, organs, and nerves, and be causing your discomfort.
A chiropractor is a doctor of chiropractic that can use gentle and accurate adjustments to restore your spine’s alignment and improve mobility. These adjustments can decrease the pressure on your muscles, joints, and nerves. They can also enhance your brain-body communication. Chiropractic care may help you feel less pain, stiffness, and irritation. People struggling with pain can gain numerous benefits from chiropractic treatment. While you might not know the actual cause of your pain, a qualified chiropractor may be able to still help you.