What are Secondary Conditions

Chronic Pain Relief

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Secondary Conditions - Symptoms of Larger Underlying Factors

Secondary conditions, in the chiropractic world, are surface symptoms or feelings that your body produces to help signal to your brain that an unwanted structural shift has taken place. A structural shift could cause a myriad of symptoms that could easily fool you by manifesting themselves in a place completely foreign to the source of structural shift. For instance, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may have more to do with your central nervous system than your hands. Because these secondary conditions are the result of structural shifts that may have been at work for many months or years, they can intensify the need for pain relief that always feels a little out of reach. A chronic, nagging headache can slowly intensify until it becomes a throbbing emergency. You could eventually undergo surgery, have x-rays taken, get brain scans performed, or be forced to endure years of pain medication, simply because you had a structural shift.

Structural Shifts Can Cause Chronic Pain

An extreme example of secondary conditions resulting in recurring pain is when a patient comes in with one or both hands going numb. Most folks never stop to realize that your sense of touch is controlled by small nerve endings that connect from the hand, up through the arm, and across the shoulders. Most victims of this pain also don’t realize these nerve runways connect to their primary nerve conduit center in the neck. If this particular nerve strand is pinched or restricted at any point, then your hands or fingers could consistently go numb. While the numbness is not always a long-lasting, harmful issue, restriction of your primary nerve conduit could result in even more problems. One deeper issue could be that this same nerve conduit controls your brain’s signals to your thyroid, so restriction could cause thyroid malfunction.

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Structural Care

One of the core philosophies of chiropractic care is that your body is constantly seeking a natural balance.

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Auto Accidents

The jarring effects of car accidents can cause major pain and discomfort, as well as many long term structural issues.

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Sports Injuries

More and more athletes are discovering the virtues of consistent chiropractic care to actually improve their athletic performance

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Secondary Conditions Are Your Body’s Dashboard

Just like the engine light in your car, your nerve conduit areas function as your body’s alert system. Your secondary “symptoms” may really be an indicator of a more serious underlying condition that usually involves some sort of improper structural shifting. A few of the secondary conditions that a person can have due to a structural shift include:

  • Chronic Neck & Back Pain

  • Sciatica & Chronic Hip Pain

  • Numbness & Tingling of the Extremities

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Sensory Processing Problems/ADD/ADHD

  • Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Pain

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks

  • Muscular Spasm & Tension

  • Colic/Severe Acid Reflux

  • Headaches (Including Migraines)

  • Constipation

  • Ear Infections

  • Pinched Nerve (N.I.S.)

  • Arthritis and Degeneration

  • Herniated Discs

  • Canal Stenosis

  • Chronic Tension

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Degenerative Joint Disease

  • Decreased Range of Motion

  • Seizures

  • Poor Posture

  • TMJ (Lockjaw-type Issues)

  • Torticollis

  • Muscular Imbalance

  • Dizziness/Vertigo

  • Increased Sensitivity to Pain

  • Fatigue, Irritability

  • Depression

  • And so much more…

Start Your Pathway towards Chronic Pain Relief Today

If you are experiencing these sorts of issues and you haven’t been able to find relief through traditional medical practices, it may be time to consider a FREE chiropractic consultation with Planet Chiropractic. Wouldn’t it make sense to get to the root of your symptoms and attack your secondary symptoms at the source? Every year, hundreds of new patients find solutions from your favorite West Georgia Chiropractor, Planet Chiropractic. Call or contact us today, and be one step closer to finding relief for your chronic pain, or the pain relief of a loved one.

Planet Chiropractic is committed to providing West Georgia, Metro Atlanta, and the West Atlanta community with a full range of premier chiropractic services and wellness educational opportunities. We are your #1 source for diagnosing and treating pain. If you have chronic pain or other secondary symptoms, Planet Chiropractic can help!