Pain Management

Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab

Chiropractor & Acupuncture located in Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Living with pain from an injury or long-term illness might seem impossible at times, but it doesn’t have to impact your ability to work or enjoy yourself. At Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab in Charlotte, North Carolina, Derek Maul, DC, can help you manage your pain to improve your quality of life. For expert pain management strategies, call Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is the process of controlling the pain or discomfort you feel after an injury, during a chronic illness, or as you recover from an illness. Even if you’re in a position where your pain will never go away fully, pain management can improve your quality of life and allow you to live more comfortably.

While designing your pain management plan, Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab considers the cause of the pain, the duration, and any other symptoms that come with it. The practice works with you to develop a pain management plan that fits into your lifestyle and matches your preferences. You may also receive a referral to other specialists who can aid in your treatment.

Why might I need pain management strategies?

Pain can affect any singular part of your body or many parts at once. At Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab, Dr. Maul helps you identify the source and the cause of your pain. He frequently helps with pain management for the following and other types of pain.

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Extremity pain
  • Foot and heel pain
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Fibromyalgia pain
  • Headaches and migraines

Your pain might come from an acute injury, or it might linger after one. It might also come from a long-term condition affecting your bones or nerves, or as a part of the aging process.

How can I manage my pain?

Pain management typically requires a multimodal approach. Dr. Maul makes recommendations for treatment based on the strategies that he thinks will be most successful for your specific pain type. At Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab, your pain management plan might include these and other strategies:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Dry needling
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM)
  • Massage therapy
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Lifestyle changes (e.g., nutritional guidance, sleep changes, stopping smoking)

For the best possible pain management results, you should follow all of the steps in your plan, and let Dr. Maul know if something isn’t working. He can adjust your plan if necessary and help motivate you to stick with it.

To find out more about pain management and start living more comfortably, call Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab today.