Exploring the Role of Chiropractic Care in Alleviating Chronic Pain

September 6, 2023

Chronic pain is a prevalent and challenging condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. It can severely impact one's quality of life, hindering their ability to perform daily activities and even leading to emotional distress. As chiropractors, we have witnessed firsthand the transformative effects of chiropractic care on patients suffering from chronic pain. In this article, we will delve into how chiropractic care offers a holistic and effective approach to managing and reducing chronic pain.

Understanding Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is characterized by persistent discomfort that lasts for more than three months, often stemming from conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or repetitive stress injuries. Unlike acute pain, which serves as a warning sign for injury or illness, chronic pain becomes a debilitating condition in its own right.

Traditional Approaches to Chronic Pain

Commonly, individuals with chronic pain resort to conventional medical treatments such as painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. While these methods may provide temporary relief, they may also lead to dependency and do not address the root cause of the pain. Additionally, invasive procedures and surgeries are sometimes recommended, which come with inherent risks and prolonged recovery periods.

The Chiropractic Approach

Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive and drug-free alternative for managing chronic pain. Chiropractors focus on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, understanding that misalignments or subluxations in the spine can disrupt nerve function and contribute to pain.

Treatment Techniques

Chiropractors employ various techniques to address chronic pain effectively. The most common method is spinal adjustment, where gentle adjustments are made to the spine to realign vertebrae and restore proper nerve function. By doing so, chiropractors can help alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and promote overall wellness.

In addition to spinal manipulation, chiropractic care may include soft tissue therapies, stretching exercises, and lifestyle recommendations. These therapies aim to reduce inflammation, enhance blood flow, and promote the body's natural healing processes.

Chronic joint pain… you may also consider our Shockwave Therapy.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Each patient's experience of chronic pain is unique, and as a chiropractor, we recognize the importance of tailored treatment plans. During the initial consultation,  we take the time to thoroughly assess the patient's medical history, conduct physical examinations, and, if needed, request imaging studies. This comprehensive approach enables  us to gain insights into the underlying causes of the pain and design a personalized treatment plan.

Empowering Patients

One of the fundamental aspects of chiropractic care is empowering patients to take an active role in their healing journey. We educate our patients about the importance of proper posture, ergonomics, and lifestyle modifications to prevent future pain episodes. By providing the necessary tools and knowledge, patients can make informed decisions and actively participate in their own well-being.

Holistic Focus

Chiropractic care is not limited to addressing physical pain alone. It recognizes the interconnectedness of the body and the mind. Chronic pain can take a toll on a person's mental health, leading to anxiety, depression, and stress. By addressing both physical and emotional aspects, chiropractors can contribute to a more holistic healing experience.

Collaborative Care

At ProActive Health  we believe in fostering collaborative care with other healthcare professionals. We understand that some patients may require a multi-disciplinary approach to manage chronic pain effectively. In such cases, we work closely with other medical practitioners, such as physiotherapists, massage therapists, and pain management specialists, to ensure comprehensive and well-rounded care for our  patients.


Chronic pain can be a relentless burden on those who suffer from it, affecting various aspects of their lives.We   are committed to offering a holistic and compassionate approach to help patients manage and reduce chronic pain. By focusing on spinal health, personalized treatment plans, and patient empowerment, chiropractic care becomes a valuable tool in enhancing the overall well-being of those grappling with chronic pain. If you or someone you know is struggling with chronic pain, I encourage you to explore the benefits of chiropractic care and take the first step towards a pain-free and healthier life.

Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”

Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.

Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine,  science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana. He grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Dr. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, he also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now Dr. Mike is excited to apply his education from Logan University and versatile skill set in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Mike is also certified in Shockwave Therapy.. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!

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