At Sierra Tucson, we work with many people who suffer from chronic pain.
Addiction, depression, and the other issues that we treat all involve varying degrees of pain — both physical and emotional. In some cases, the pain played a role in the development of the problem, while in other cases, the disorder itself caused (or exacerbated) the pain that the resident has been struggling with.
Chronic Pain & Addiction
For example, many cases of prescription pill addiction begin with an attempt to medicate physical pain. However, because the more common prescription pain medications are also highly addictive, what began as an attempt to relieve pain can quickly morph into an addiction.
Regardless of whether a person began taking prescription pain medications under a healthcare provider’s supervision or in a misguided attempt to “self-medicate,” if they are not properly managed these drugs can actually increase the pain the resident is experiencing. This additional pain may drive the resident to increase his or her substance abuse — and suddenly a vicious cycle of suffering has been established.
In other words, sometimes pain is a symptom of an underlying disorder, sometimes it’s a root cause, and sometimes it’s both. Either way, we know it hurts. And we are dedicated to helping our residents minimize and learn to manage pain in their lives.
Chiropractic Therapy for Residents in Pain
In many cases, physical pain (either acute or chronic) is the precursor that leads to issues such as substance abuse, addiction, and depression. One of the many services that we provide to help our residents heal their bodies is chiropractic care.
Chiropractic is a well established field of healthcare that deals with problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Every year, tens of thousands of residents across the nation turn to chiropractic care for problems such as joint pain, neck pain, and lower back pain. In the 120 years since chiropractic care was introduced, it has developed into one of the largest healthcare disciplines — and it has helped countless residents overcome pain that ranged from distracting to debilitating.
Chiropractic Therapy at Sierra Tucson
At Sierra Tucson, all chiropractic services are provided by experienced licensed Doctors of Chiropractic. Residents are screened for the appropriateness of chiropractic service, and those who are determined to be in need of this service will be referred by our attending medical provider.