How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Sharp Pain

How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Sharp Pain

One of the most common types of pain that people experience is sharp pain. It’s common for people to experience pain and discomfort all over their bodies, particularly as a result of overuse or strain in the muscles, misalignment in the bones and joints, and inflammation from injuries. When people seek chiropractic care, it’s often because of pain. Fortunately, chiropractors treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system, making them uniquely equipped to treat a wide variety of pain and discomfort. If you or a loved one are experiencing physical discomfort and you’d like to know how chiropractic care can help with sharp pain, read on.

Chiropractic Care & The Neuromusculoskeletal System

Chiropractors are experts of the neuromusculoskeletal system. The neuromusculoskeletal system, which comprises the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the nervous system, are the systems that chiropractors focus on to bring the body back into balance.

The Skeletal System

The skeletal system is made up of the body’s bones, joints, ligaments, connective tissue, cartilage, and tendons. This system is responsible for providing the structure for all of the body’s other systems. When the skeletal system is imbalanced, bones and joints (as well as the other skeletal components) can begin to malfunction. This can cause pain, but it typically isn’t the discomfort that is associated with “sharp” pain (unless a break or injury is present). Pain deriving from the skeletal system most often manifests in the joints, which feels like aching pain, stiffness, and temperature-like pain (cold or hot).

The Muscular System

The muscular system is made up of the body’s muscles and soft tissues. This system helps to facilitate movement in the physical body—in fact, nearly all movement is the result of muscular contractions. When the muscular system is imbalanced, the body experiences pain in the form of muscle aches, muscle tension, inflammation which makes muscles tender to the touch.

The Nervous System

The nervous system is made up of all of the body’s nerves, brain, and spinal cord. This system coordinates all electrical activity in the body. The function of the nervous system is extensive, but in the context of pain and discomfort, it’s important to note that the nervous system is responsible for signaling all kinds of pain in the body. One of the most common forms of sharp pain is due to nerves that have become inflamed or bruised. Chiropractic care can help with sharp pain particularly when nerves are the cause, and various treatments can help to ease or eliminate inflammation.

Eliminating Sharp Pain

You may feel sharp pain as the result of an injury, misalignment of the posture, or inflammation caused by strain in the body. Sharp pain can be triggered as the result of a movement (for example, turning the head or leaning forward) or from a specific position (sitting or standing).

Your expert London chiropractor Dr. Luc Archambault will complete a full-body assessment to determine where your pain is originating. This assessment will help your chiropractor to identify what is causing the pain, as well as which system is being the most affected. Pain often affects many systems at once in the body, and even treatment of one system can help to relieve the intensity of the pain significantly.

Here are some common events that can cause sharp pain:

  • An injury, such as slipped ribs, stretched ligaments, or bruised nerves
  • Excess sports or athletic activity
  • Prolonged sitting or standing in one position
  • Inflammation
  • Using cold muscles without stretching or warming up

Once your chiropractor has determined the cause of your sharp pain, you will receive a customized treatment plan that is designed to return you to the highest baseline of health possible. This may include receiving adjustments, Chiropractic BioPhysics®-based treatments, or sports therapy and massage. Dr. Luc Archambault of London, England will work with you to not only treat your pain, but discuss lifestyle changes and at-home routines to help supplement and boost your healing outside of the office.

A Note on Chiropractic BioPhysics®

Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP) is a form of chiropractic science that focuses on creating long-term, quantifiable changes in the body’s spinal and structural alignment. When treating sharp pain or any other kind of discomfort, Chiropractic BioPhysics® may be used to to realign the spine and eliminate pressure from nerves and muscles, which can often cause sharp pain to appear.

If you’re ready to begin (or continue) your wellness journey toward your most vital, thriving life free of pain and discomfort, book your appointment today.