Chronic pain can be categorized into two main non-cancer types. The first one is musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. It involves the joints, bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. The second type is neuropathic pain and it is felt like a shooting pain or burning sensation that may be caused by tissue or nerve damage. The good news is there is something that can be done about it – chiropractic care.
Understanding The Basics Of Chronic Pain
Pain that lasts for more than three months is considered as chronic pain.
In a research conducted by Queen’s University, 55% of Canada’s population reported to suffer certain types of chronic pain. The majority of these patients said they felt the pain in their back, head, or joints, whether from certain underlying conditions or those related to MSK. Feeling pain in these areas might be due to trauma or physical event like a slip and fall or car accident. However, the pain is often non-specific or not linked to an underlying issue. But, there are several underlying mechanical or structural causes that could be dealt with through conservative care.