The statistics are staggering—millions of people struggle daily with chronic and debilitating pain. As science and medicine both seek to get to the root of the problem, it’s becoming clearer that the well-being of individuals suffering from chronic pain requires more than just dealing with the physical aspects of pain. Chronic pain has an emotional and mental component that needs to be addressed as well.
Take the discomfort that many experience with arthritis, which is the single biggest reason for disability in the country. A recent study shows that people who suffer from any type of arthritis are three times more likely to experience other health problems as well. These problems include depression and other related mental health issues stemming from both the nagging discomfort and the inability to participate in many of the most basic, and most fulfilling, activities of daily life.
One of the clear takeaways from the arthritis study is that the treatment and management of pain has to involve a comprehensive and holistic approach. Pain is more than a physical sensation and its consequences can be felt in all areas of y our life. It’s not enough to simply ask yourself if your physical pain is better or worse than it was yesterday. Pain has a cumulative effect on your psyche—it’ll wear you down emotionally, which can in turn have additional physical repercussions. Unfortunately, it can be a vicious cycle that’s ultimately detrimental to your mental and physical health.
At Peralta Chiropractic, we work hard to do more than just treat your pain…we want to make your whole life better. We’ll use our experience and knowledge to find ways to improve your overall quality of life.
Experiencing Chronic Pain? Let Peralta Chiropractic Help
At Peralta Chiropractic, with offices in Dallas, we use chiropractic care and treatment to improve the health and well-being of patients across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including people hurt in motor vehicle accidents. Call us at 214-942-3700 or at 817-923-1254 to set up an appointment.