As many as 1 in 5 adults live with chronic pain. For natural alternatives to prescription pain medications, trust Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture in San Francisco, California. Victoria Reyzelman, DC, and the team of skilled practitioners provide alternative techniques for pain management, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, electric stimulation, and massage therapy. Get the drug-free relief you deserve today by calling or requesting your consultation online.

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What are the causes of chronic pain?

Chronic pain persists due to pain signals that continuously fire in your nervous system. Chronic pain lingers for months or even years, sometimes sparked by an injury, like a sprained back, or related to an ongoing condition, such as arthritis.

Other sources of chronic pain include:

  • Nerve damage
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

Older adults are more prone to experience chronic pain, and some people endure chronic pain despite no evidence of an earlier injury or physical ailment.

If you’re experiencing ongoing pain, the team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture works with you to pinpoint the underlying source of the pain, then recommends pain management approaches customized to your health issue.

What types of pain management do chiropractors provide?

The team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture offers an array of functional and therapeutic modalities for pain management, including spinal adjustments and manual manipulations to correct misalignment.

Another noninvasive option is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), which uses electric stimulation to mask pain signals to manage chronic pain.

During your treatment, your provider places small electrode pads on your pain areas. The electrode pads are wired to a battery-operated device that sends a current through the electrodes. The current stimulates your sensory nerves, creating a tingling sensation that minimizes the feeling of pain.

In other cases, the team at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture recommends massage therapy for long-term pain management. The process of massage therapy triggers the release of endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers, to alleviate chronic pain.

How does acupuncture manage pain?

Acupuncture is a Chinese medical practice that treats the cause of illness as well as the symptoms. The treatment at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture involves inserting extremely thin needles in your treatment areas. Because the needles are so tiny, acupuncture is virtually painless.

Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture recommends making regular acupuncture appointments as part of a pain management plan. Treatment sessions work to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Promote relaxation
  • Build your immune defenses
  • Encourage feelings of well-being

Acupuncture treatment at Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture generally takes only 30 minutes, making it easy to squeeze in over your lunch hour.

If you’re seeking help to manage pain, but would like to avoid medications or invasive surgery, Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture can address chronic pain with noninvasive, holistic methods. In more and more cases, acupuncture and chiropractic care is covered by insurance for pain management.

Call Conscious Chiropractic & Acupuncture or request your consultation online to discuss getting relief for your health issue.