Do you have low back pain that won’t go away? Can’t sleep? Can’t function? Can’t enjoy life in general? Are you simply tired of being in pain all the time? And let’s face it, munching on pills all day long is no way to live…and it destroys your organs! There are a multitude of reasons that chronic and/or elusive pain can exist; anything from an acute injury to long-term stress can cause pain. Millions of people just like you suffer through life with their pain, keeping it around like a pet! It doesn’t necessarily have to be that way.
In many cases, chronic pain starts with a traumatic insult or injury of some kind…say, that day you threw out your shoulder while playing football back in high school, or that time a few years ago when you went to grab your suitcase from the carousel at the airport, and wrenched your back. When it happened, it hurt a little, but got really bad the next day. You took some aspirin or Tylenol or that extra Vicodin you had lying around, and after a few days, the pain went away and you forgot about it; but, every time it rained, you sure felt it. Now, you’re a few years older, with more responsibilities; you have kids and obligations and a hectic schedule…and a lot of stress. The pain you had mostly forgotten about is now with you all the time. You’ve also started to notice that other things, little things, that shouldn’t bother you, do! Not only do small pains like stubbing your toe seem like much bigger deals than they used to, noises irritate you, smells irritate you, other people’s opinions irritate you, your own children irritate you…and so on. Unfortunately, in our society, this is where many people are at, and it’s becoming an epidemic…and ACCEPTED!
Functional Chiropractic goes beyond simply putting bones back where they go; it assesses a patient’s neurological function as it relates to pain control. In a perfect world, part of your brain’s job is dampen pain; but when you’re under stress, your brain gets lazy, and won’t (or can’t) function properly. Using Functional Chiropractic adjusting techniques, advanced neurological adjusting techniques and brain strengthening exercises, Dr. Sweeney can help to restore proper brain function, and help to put you on a more even keel.