Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.
When most people think about drug addiction treatment, they think of the basics. These basics include detox, therapy, and support group sessions. However, there is a variety of supplemental and alternative treatment options available that can help to enhance the recovery process. One of these treatments is chiropractic care. While most people would not think that a chiropractor can help with addiction recovery and treatment, this treatment technique can help in a variety of ways throughout the recovery process. Get to know more about chiropractic care and the addiction recovery process and see if this treatment option is right for you.
Chiropractic during Detox
The first step in the drug addiction treatment process is detoxification (detox), and it is the process of eliminating the addicted drug from the body. This causes people to go through withdrawals that are both physical and mental, including aches and pains, and intense cravings.
Some people opt to use prescription medications to help ease the discomfort and cravings of the detox process. However, many would prefer a more natural approach to the process. Chiropractic treatments including cranial nerve stimulation can provide such assistance.
The chiropractic treatments available may help to relieve pain and discomfort during the detox process by aligning the spine and allowing the nervous system to operate properly. Additionally, chiropractic treatments can help to reduce and relieve stress and anxiety.
Chiropractic during Rehab
Once through the detox process, chiropractic care can continue to help patients recover from their drug addiction. Residual withdrawals (also known as post-acute or protracted withdrawals) occur periodically for weeks, months, or sometimes even years after a person goes through initial detox. As such, chiropractic adjustments can continue to address pain issues and anxiety or stress as the person experiences these difficulties.
A chiropractic treatment known as the torque release technique (TRT) is often used by chiropractors in the treatment of addiction. It is based on a brain cascade model. This means that when a person's neurotransmitters and nervous system are operating properly, the neurotransmitters "cascade" to create a feeling of well-being in the body.
However, this can be disrupted by the use of drugs or alcohol, or other issues creating a deficiency. TRT treatments are designed to rectify this problem through manipulations or adjustments designed to stimulate the nerves and ensure everything is properly aligned and fully-functional.
Now that you know more about drug addiction treatment and how chiropractic care can help, you should consider incorporating chiropractic care into any recovery program you choose for yourself. It may help you to recover quicker and more successfully than you otherwise would.