A mismatch of symptom location and the true source of pain is known as referred pain. The most common structures that refer pain in chiropractic patients are the muscles, ligaments and joints. The areas that can be affected by referred pain cover the whole body. Internal organs can also be the source of referred pain. For example: the feeling of pain in the left arm or shoulder, when the real cause is the heart, during a heart attack. Or pain in the right shoulder from the liver and gall bladder, or pain in the left shoulder and mid-back from the pancreas. Referred pain is thought to be the result of brain function and interpretation.
Chiropractic treatment includes the treatment of trigger points, which are a common source of referred pain. TBM (total body modification) and NET (neuro emotional technique) using kinesiology and visceral (organ) manipulation are all effective and safe ways to return the body to optimal functioning. If you want to find out more about how chiropractic can help your referred pain or discuss your problem, you can contact us at Chirosports. There will always be a Chiropractor available to talk to you.