Pain Awareness Month
Did you know that September is Pain Awareness Month? According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), 50 million American adults are living with chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as having pain for 12 weeks or longer and the pain may be felt constantly or on and off throughout the day, week or month. Some examples of chronic pain are headaches, postoperative pain, previous traumas, arthritis and lower back pain.
Overcoming Chronic Pain in Alexandria VA
These types of pain are usually caused by an injury, inflammation or irritation of a nerve or nerves that sends pain signals to the brain. Some chronic pains can be debilitating due to not having a cure and can only be managed. This may lead to anxiety, stress and depression when not addressed. Things that can be done to help are having a healthy diet, exercising and getting enough sleep to help with inflammation and to reduce stress. Seeking treatment with our Alexandria Chiropractor at Rosa Family Chiropractic of Alexandria can also help you identify the cause of your underlying pain and to help you manage or even resolve your pain.