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Pain Management in Palm Beach Gardens

man with lower back painMany people, including a lot of medical doctors, think the only thing that can help pain is medication. But that’s not always the case! At Preferred Chiropractic, we help patients minimize or eliminate pain every day. Dr. Steve has nearly three decades of experience locating the underlying cause of pain and correcting it.

Pain Is a Warning Signal

Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. So pain-relieving drugs that mask your pain don’t do anything to address the cause of your pain, and may in fact do more damage in our opinion in the long run as you continue to live with the underlying cause of the pain.

One thing patients don’t often realize is: the event they think caused their pain may not have been the original problem. It was however simply the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak.

Past injuries and overuse can create inflammation and if left unattended, scar tissue may form in the body over time. If those conditions are left uncorrected, someday you may bend over to tie your shoes and your back may go out or you may feel acute pain. Tying your shoes didn’t cause the problem; it simply created a situation that alerted you to an underlying problem.


Our Approach to Pain

Dr. Steve  will do a thorough exam and take X-rays…. if needed, to locate the underlying cause of your pain. He’ll explain what’s going on and how we may be able to help, and he will create a plan designed specifically for your situation. For example, if your muscles are in spasm, we won’t want to adjust you right away. We’ll incorporate other healing modalities to reduce the inflammation and tension in the muscles. Once the muscles have eased up, we can begin to gently adjust. In fact, on most patients, he’ll do some kind of soft tissue work prior to the Chiropractic adjustment. This helps to relax the muscles and allows the body to be more receptive to the adjustment.

Our adjusting techniques are mostly low-force, gentle techniques that do NOT create that “cracking  sound” that some fear. However, hand adjustments are available for those who prefer that style of correcting spinal mis-alignments.

Conditions We Can Help

We have had excellent results reducing or eliminating pain in many types of conditions, including

  • Neck pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sprains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Extremity pain
Our goal…as stated many times on this website is to get you out of pain as quickly and effectively as possible. In most cases, we see a marked improvement within a couple of visits. If there is heavy muscular involvement and or scar tissue formation, we’ll generally suggest seeing you slightly more frequently in the first week in order to to expedite pain relief.

Auto Accidents

We recommend coming in for care immediately after a car accident; even if you don’t feel any pain at first. Pain often develops over the following few days, after the adrenaline has worn off. In a typical car crash case, we can help resolve the bulk of the pain in about two-three weeks time, and care will continue until good forward progress slows. As with all of our care, our plan will be tailored to your specific injury and specific goals.

Get Out of Pain Today

Contact us today to book a same-day appointment.

Pain Management Palm Beach Gardens FL | (561) 480-0678