Chronic Pain Syndromes

Have you been suffering from pain for 3-6 months or more?  Chronic pain can negatively affect your day-to-day life, your mental health and ultimately the quality of your life.

When you injure yourself, pain sensors are triggered and send a message in the form of an electrical signal which travels along the nerves and spinal cord before ultimately reaching your brain.  Your brain then “tells you” that you’re hurt.

These pain signals usually cease when the body repairs itself but sometimes does not.  Reasons for chronic pain may include, previous injuries or surgeries, arthritis, nerve damage, infection, fibromyalgia, etc.  Pain may feel dull, throbbing, aching, shooting, sore, or stiff. Other symptoms may include feeling tired, difficulty sleeping, changes in mood, lack of energy or a general feeling of malaise or weakness.

Dr. Moscow will do a thorough history and examination to determine the appropriate diagnosis for your condition.  He sits down and discusses with you his examination findings and his recommendations for treatment. Dr. Moscow may also order imaging such as x-rays, MRI, CT, bone scans, etc. but only if necessary.  Dr. Moscow has helped hundreds of patients by looking “outside the box” correcting abnormalities that your prior doctor have missed.

Treatment options may include a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation.  Dr. Moscow has many methods that he may utilize including a traditional chiropractic adjustment in order to properly align a misaligned joint and restore normal function.  Or if more appropriate he may use gentle techniques such as using Cox decompression therapy (flexion-distraction) or he may use an Arthrostim or Activator instrument or do various stretching techniques.

Dr. Moscow may also utilize other treatment modalities such as electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, hot and cold packs, various methods of stretching, massage therapy, exercise and rehabilitation, nutrition counseling or may prescribe a brace or orthotic.  We also have a medical doctor on staff that can prescribe medication when needed.