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Say Goodbye to Constant Discomfort

Pain is the body’s way of telling you something is wrong, be it an injury or a sickness. Normally, the pain goes away on its own after the body heals. However, some pain lasts even long after the initial cause has been taken care of. If the discomfort doesn’t go away after 3 to 6 months, it is considered chronic pain and can take quite a toll on your emotional and physical well-being. You should never force yourself to live with chronic pain; instead, call Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers so that Dr. Rozenberg can help you find lasting relief and stop the discomfort from interfering with your everyday life.

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care. It is defined as pain that persists for more than 3 to 6 months or continues beyond the usual healing time for an injury or illness. Chronic pain can be caused by a single event, such as an injury, or by a long-term condition, such as arthritis.

Types of Chronic Pain

At Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers, we treat the root cause of pain while addressing any discomfort you might be experiencing. Chronic pain can manifest in a variety of areas for many different reasons. The treatment you receive will depend on the location, root cause, and severity of your pain. Dr. Rozenberg is happy to help patients who are suffering from any of the following chronic pain conditions.

Back Pain
Chronic back pain can be age-related but can also result from an injury. Common causes include arthritis, a herniated or bulging disc, and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal). Back pain has been linked to anxiety, depression, and overall reduced quality of life, so it should never be ignored for too long.

Knee Pain
Knee pain can result from arthritis, a torn ligament, dislocation, or various other conditions. The pain is often accompanied by swelling or stiffness in the joints. If the issue goes unaddressed for too long, you may find that you cannot fully straighten your knee, so it’s important to seek treatment before this happens.

Shoulder Pain
The shoulder is actually multiple joints that work with various tendons and muscles to provide a full range of motion for the arm. Tendon inflammation, instability, arthritis, and bone fractures commonly result in shoulder pain.
Neck Pain
If you routinely let your head slump forward or spend too much time working at your desk without changing position, you can eventually end up experiencing chronic neck pain. This condition can also be caused by a fall or a serious accident dislocating the muscles and ligaments in the neck. Neck pain that doesn’t go away after a week should always be treated as soon as possible.

Technology-Driven Treatments for Pain

Modern technology combined with chiropractic techniques makes it possible to treat chronic pain in various forms without surgery. Here are a few examples of technology that we use at Spinatomy to help patients find relief:

man during sciatica treatment in Culver City and Van Nuys

Matrix Electroanalgesia System

Electroanalgesia is the computer-controlled process of applying controlled electrical stimulation to the peripheral nerves. This stops them from sending pain signals to the brain, meaning you’ll no longer experience discomfort in that area. It also boosts local blood circulation, which accelerates the healing process. Our practice uses the Matrix Electroanalgesia system to help patients overcome pain in various areas.

Spinal Decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression involves gently stretching out the spine, relieving some of the pressure that has been placed on spinal discs and nerves to relieve back pain and other forms of discomfort. You’ll lie on a table designed so that the lower half can be moved by a computer; this portion will slide back and forth, relaxing the spine.

Possible Causes of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be caused by numerous underlying factors, such as injuries and medical conditions. However, in some cases, the cause is unknown or hard to identify. The following are some of the possible causes of chronic pain:

  • Arthritis: Arthritis is a common cause of chronic pain, particularly in older adults. There are many different types of arthritis, but all involve inflammation of the joints. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling.
  • Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles, joints, and tendons. It is often accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, and mood changes.
  • Injuries: Chronic pain can result from car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Even minor injuries can cause chronic pain if they damage nerves or other tissues.
  • Neuropathic Pain: Neuropathic pain is caused by damage to the nervous system. This can be due to diabetes, cancer, or multiple sclerosis.
  • Psychological Factors: Stress is also a common trigger for chronic pain. When you’re under a lot of stress, your body goes into “fight or flight” mode and releases stress hormones, which can lead to inflammation. Chronic stress can also make existing pain worse.

MLS Laser Therapy

A laser composed of a special kind of light is directed at the affected area. The cells in the tendons, ligaments, and muscles are stimulated by this light, allowing them to heal themselves faster than they normally would. This is an effective approach for relieving pain and reversing the damage.

Why Choose Spinatomy Spine & Disc Centers for Chronic Pain Management?

  • Multiple Pain Therapy Options Under One Roof
  • Surgery Free Pain Relief
  • Non-Invasive, Drug-Free, Injection-Free, All-Natural Pain Relief

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