People in pain want relief. People in chronic pain will often go down some terrible roads to get it. Many sufferers find themselves swinging on a pendulum of opiate use and pain. Desperate, they are constantly looking for reliable relief from constant pain and permanent release from addiction.

Dr. Vladamir Krogan, founder and CEO of addiction treatment center Holistic Light, finds that chiropractic manipulation is a holistic means for easing a patient’s mind and body. Stress and unhappiness can be alleviated by this method reasonably well over time. Provided as a series of treatments, good health and pain reduction are often the final outcome.

As it pertains to addiction recovery, chiropractic care focuses on spine neurophysiology. The lack of “feel good” chemicals like dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine is common among addicts; spinal cord and nerve alignment help facilitate proper chemical release and restore healthier moods.

When spinal misalignments persist, disturbances to the limbic system can upset neurotransmitters and a person’s moods. Krogan finds that relieving tension and pressure in the spine leads to proper coordination and healing in the body. Pain is relieved, and the mind can open to thoughts not focused on pain and pain management. Healthier, happier thoughts are restored.

In addition to chiropractic manipulation, regular yoga sessions, dietary improvement, herbal supplementation, and ear acupuncture are used to support the necessary “neurological rewiring” that will help an addict/chronic pain sufferer recover. Any persistent or lingering pain can be managed with herbs meant to reduced pain and inflammation.

Chronic manipulation works. It has been researched, developed, and is now being proven. A holistic approach to chronic pain, one that looks at the impact of pain on addictive behavior, is vital to resolving and treating substance abuse. Reduce or eradicate chronic pain through spinal adjustment, and you may just give an addict enough pain-free time and space to recover.