Adding Chiropractic Care to My Pain Management Plan

Adding Chiropractic Care to My Pain Management Plan

We are all proof that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for psoriatic arthritis. Our symptoms, as well as the degree of severity, vary from one patient to the next. Not only do our pain management plans differ, they also change throughout our lifetime. Six years ago I traded my pharmaceutical plan in for a natural one. Later I began to introduce some alternative treatments by adding the use of a TENS unit and PEMF therapy. Most recently I have added chiropractic care.

More than a bone popper

One reason I never looked into chiropractic care was that not all of the insurance plans I had in the past covered it. Thankfully my current provider does cover some of my visits. However, I would continue to see my chiropractor even if he wasn’t covered. Just like my other uncovered therapies, I see and feel the value in what I spend and appreciate how it helps me live a better life. The idea of having someone popping my bones also freaked me out a bit. Thankfully my chiropractor is gentle and adjustments are only a small portion of the care he provides. Other parts of my treatment include ultrasound therapy, electrotherapy, and massage.

Working together

My chiropractor loves that I treat my chronic pain and illnesses without pharmaceutical medications. His care plan compliments my other alternative treatments and together we are able to keep my pain level lower than I ever imagined possible. He listens to my concerns and helps me in my quest to live as pain-free as possible.

Until there is a cure, all we can do is continue to search for treatments that improve our lives. Adding chiropractic care has taken my pain management plan up another level.

Do you see a chiropractor? If so what type treatment does he/she provide and how does it impact your life?

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  • Shelley
    5 months ago

    I’m not currently seeing a chiropractor, but have in the past, and I think I’ll be adding it back in to my pain management attempts. Thank you for these posts about your non-pharmaceutical treatment; I have decided to try to treat my newly diagnosed PsA without medicines to see if it could be done, but when I joined several support forums I was met very much with the attitude of ‘been there, done that, it didn’t work, got the fused toes and hip operations to prove it’, and was treated very much as a naive idiot for thinking it was worth a try, so it’s reassuring to read about someone else who is doing it.

  • VickiN moderator
    5 months ago

    We’re glad you feel supported here, Shelley! I love this community for this reason as well 🙂
    -Victoria, Community Moderator

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