The treatment of pain is guided by the history of the pain, its intensity, duration, aggravating and relieving conditions, and structures involved in causing the pain. In order for a structure to cause pain, it must have a nerve supply, be susceptible to injury, and stimulation of the structure should cause pain. The concept behind most interventional procedures for treating pain is that there is a specific structure in the body with nerves of sensation that is generating the pain. Pain management has a role in identifying the precise source of the problem and isolating the optimal treatment.
A common question that arises is whether or not chiropractic treatment is safe for children. Studies have shown that neck and spine manipulation can provide short-term relief for kid’s pain, while others claim that long-term benefits have yet to be established. For adults, there have been some cases where complications have arisen because of treatment. [...]