BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shadowood Chiropractic Center in Boca Raton, FL is raising awareness about the benefits of chiropractic care for pain management. Family chiropractor Dr. Allan DellaBella says that the key to managing pain is to address the underlying cause. In contrast, medication is designed to mask pain symptoms, rather than correct the cause for these symptoms. A misalignment in the spine is a contributing factor for chronic pain. By restoring natural alignment through spinal adjustments, Dr. DellaBella says he is able to provide effective pain relief without the need for medication. Complementary treatments like massage therapy can also enhance natural pain relief.
Boca Raton chiropractor Dr. Allan DellaBella is educating patients about drug-free alternatives to traditional pain management.
"Many of my patients are understandably concerned about the negative side effects associated with prescription painkillers," said Dr. DellaBella. "While medication can provide pain relief, it is not a long-term solution. This is because medication can only 'mask' the symptoms of pain; when the medication wears off, the pain comes right back. For a long-term solution, I strongly recommend drug-free treatments, such as chiropractic adjustments."
According to Dr. DellaBella, chiropractic care is an effective therapy for managing pain associated with recurring headaches, chronic back pain, sciatica or fibromyalgia.
A misalignment of the musculoskeletal system is a leading cause for chronic pain. When the spine is out of alignment, a disk may compress nearby nerves. This compression triggers chronic pain, and also increases the risk for injury and illness, says Dr. DellaBella.
"The first step towards managing pain is to identify and treat the underlying cause," said Dr. DellaBella. "Many patients are surprised to learn that a misalignment in the spine may be triggering their headaches, leg pain or neck pain. Chiropractic adjustments help to correct this misalignment."
For example, if a herniated disk in the lower spine compresses the sciatic nerve, patients suffer from a condition known as sciatica. Symptoms include a radiating or numbing pain sensation in the lower back, buttocks and legs.
Recurring headaches may also be due to a misalignment of the cervical spine. If this misalignment places pressure on the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPM) muscle, the RCPM can spasm, which in turn causes a headache.
"Adjustments treat chronic pain at its source, rather than simply masking the pain symptoms," said Dr. DellaBella.
Regular adjustments can also be beneficial for conditions like fibromyalgia. While the family chiropractor cannot cure fibromyalgia, maintaining proper spinal alignment reduces pain from tender points.
Dr. DellaBella has been serving the Boca Raton community since 1985. He has worked with members of the U.S. Olympic team and professional athletes, treating injuries and managing pain.
Prospective patients may learn more about disk treatment and pain management by visiting the Boca Raton chiropractor's website. Patients who visit the website, http://chiroboca.com/ may also take advantage of a web-exclusive new patient offer.
Shadowood Chiropractic Center 888-667-5235