Pain Management


Living in pain is a terrible way to go through your life. Healthcare and pharmaceutical costs are at an all-time high and thus it can be difficult for some people to get the treatment they need for their pain. Furthermore, taking a pill for every pain issue may not be the best answer. Chiropractic techniques can tremendously benefit those individuals who live in pain.

Conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, bursitis, back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, tendonitis and fibromyalgia, can all be treated using our vertebral subluxation and spinal manipulation methods.

Chiropractic care doesn’t simply mask pain, we diagnose the source of the pain and correct the root cause. Ensuring that your bones and vertebrae are properly aligned and working their best, allows the body to self heal and eliminate free radicals in the body to promote the body’s repairing on a cellular level.


In repeated studies, those who receive 8-12 weeks of chiropractic care experience greater reduction in pain than others who did not experience the treatment.

In 2007, the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians released a report with recommendations to medical doctors urging them to consider adding chiropractic care to the treatment of patients to assist with pain management. In many cases, chiropractic treatments were as effective as traditional prescription medications.

Researchers continue to explore chiropractic manipulations’ length and frequency in regards to pain management. A chiropractor may also recommend relaxation techniques and electrical stimulation to bolster a patient’s pain management efforts.

Using a machine called a ‘transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator’, or TENS unit, our chiropractors in Fort Worth, Texas can deliver small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person's skin thus stimulating the body to produce natural pain relievers called endorphins.

Our chiropractors may also recommend weight loss or other lifestyle changes. While researchers continue to investigate why chiropractic care is so effective, they all remain in agreement that patients experience the greatest benefits when they pair spinal manipulation and electronic stimulation with exercise, especially yoga, pilates, and other physical exercises that incorporate stretching.

Exercise also helps relieve stress, improves a patient’s range of motion, strengthens the core muscles, and shows significant results in treating the underlying source of pain. The exercises that we at Hulen Chiropractic recommend our patients perform do not have to be strenuous.

Living a healthy lifestyle should also never be discounted when considering pain management. Eating right and getting plenty of sleep is all part of keeping your body healthy. No amount of treatment and exercise can truly eliminate all of the pain if the body is suffering from a lack of nutrition and good sleep.

Some specific benefits of chiropractic care are:

  • Improvement of joint mobility.
  • Loosen tight muscles.
  • Pain relief.
  • Overall wellness from the elimination of free radicals in the body.
  • Strengthening the immune system and the body’s natural healing.
  • Improved nerve function and circulation.
  • Quicker recovery from accidental injuries or repetitive stress injuries.
  • Decreases prenatal discomfort.
  • Improves athletic performance.
  • Increased energy.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Decreased stress and anxiety.
  • Improved cognitive benefits.

As a patient with pain, you have many choices for managing your pain and symptoms to regain your health without the use of prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs. Please note, that we do not suggest patients who have been prescribed medication discontinuation without consulting with your doctor. You may need to taper down a dose gradually to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

Here's what to expect at your first appointment with Hulen Chiropractic: Our professional and experienced chiropractor will take a medical history and conduct a physical examination. They may use lab tests or imaging tests to confirm if treatment is the right choice for your pain management. The treatment plan may involve one or more adjustments, electronic stimulation, and the other lifestyle adjustments mentioned above.

We are passionate about improving the overall quality of life of our patients. Contact Hulen Chiropractic today with any questions you may have about pain management for a specific condition.