Pain Relief

Pain Relief Specialist
Living with any kind of pain — whether it’s from a recent injury or an ongoing medical condition — can interfere with your ability to function and have a substantial impact on your life. No matter what its cause, pain is your body’s way of letting you know two things: something’s wrong, and something has to change to fix it. At City Chiropractic and Wellness, with a location in Midtown Manhattan, Dr. Max Heller and his top-notch team take a comprehensive, whole-person approach to pain designed to get to the root of the problem.

Pain Relief Q & A

City Chiropractic And Wellness

What is Dr. Heller’s Approach to Pain Relief?

As a chiropractor, Dr. Heller is passionate about helping his patients find long-term pain relief as naturally as possible. That means that he takes a whole-person, multidisciplinary approach to wellness, recognizing that a variety of factors can contribute to pain and impact your health.

He knows from experience that, for many people living with pain, finding relief can be a challenge that involves a lot of trial and error. That’s why he strives to alleviate pain as quickly as possible, while working to address its underlying cause. Rather than relying on a pill to numb or suppress your pain, Dr. Heller and his team use innovative techniques and state-of-the-art therapies to cut straight to the source of your pain. This whole-person approach is commonly used to treat pain stemming from numerous conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Migraine pain
  • Back and neck pain
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Pre- and post-surgical pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Carpal tunnel
  • TMJ, or jaw disorders

How Can I Find Immediate Pain Relief?

Depending on what’s causing your pain, you may benefit from several natural methods of immediate pain relief. Applying heat or cold can alleviate pain in many cases: Heat increases the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the affected area, while cold compresses are used to help reduce inflammation.

Manual therapy, including chiropractic care and therapeutic massage, can also provide immediate relief. Although these techniques often directly address the underlying cause of pain, they also promote relaxation and the release of endorphins, contributing to immediate relief.

How Does Physical Therapy Help?

Using some form of physical therapy or exercise is essential to virtually all long-term pain relief efforts. That’s because therapeutic exercise helps decrease inflammation, which is your body’s natural response to injury. Even though inflammation is initially helpful in healing, long-lasting inflammation interferes with the firing patterns of your muscles and ultimately leads to instability.

Movement, on the other hand, increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, and helps restore a wider range of motion. As your muscles begin to regain range of motion, they also build strength and resume normal function. Early, precise movement centered on therapeutic exercises and stretches is largely what makes physical therapy such an effective tool for promoting long-term recovery and limiting damage.

Because physical therapy promotes active rehabilitation, it allows you to invest in your own health by participating in your own recovery process.

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