Why Chiropractic Might Be Such a Natural Fit for You
By Sandy Schroeder
Chiropractic has grown several new skins over time, and now more and more people are encouraging their friends and neighbors to try it. If you have heard about the chiropractic recommendations from the medical community, you may want to do your own assessment and see if it's a fit for you.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, the medical community has named chiropractic as a “conservative first choice,” ahead of prescription pain pills or elective surgery. Now, a majority of Americans choose chiropractic first when they have pain.
So how does that apply to you?
- Ever have an aching back, neck or sciatica pain, and really do not want to take more pain pills?
- Are your knees, ankles, shoulders or wrists sore and painful?
- Is arthritis steadily gaining ground, challenging your body and slowing you down?
- Would you really like an ongoing health and wellness base that you could turn to whenever you need it?
If any of these questions fit you, you might stop in at The Joint Chiropractic and find out how their answers may fit you. The great thing about The Joint is that no appointment is necessary.
How Chiropractic Works
Focusing on the spine, which houses the delicate nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body, your chiropractor will start with a spinal adjustment to correct any misalignments, known as subluxations, that you may have. Your chiropractor believes this is the best way to help you stay healthy and active.
When two or more of the vertebrae in your spine are not functioning together properly, you may feel pain, and find you are uncomfortable. If pain or stiffness increases, you may begin to have problems just getting around. These misalignments can lead to more miscommunications between the body and the brain.
With your first visit, you will experience firsthand a spinal adjustment, coupled with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your lifestyle. At that point you may want to talk about any neck, back or sciatica pain that you have, or bring up other questions, including arthritis in joints, or pain in shoulders, wrists, knees or ankles.
Then you and your chiropractor can get down to business, seeking to keep your spine aligned, and your life moving at a quality pace. That may become weekly 15-minute sessions, where you also work on any other issues that you have, such as workplace posture, stress or weight.
I have an aunt and uncle, who have made chiropractic a health staple of their life. In his sixties, my uncle ran into serious lower back pain and later, in her sixties, my aunt also encountered severe back pain. They had both been hard workers with demanding careers. His was middle-management in a big company, where stress was ongoing. Hers was owning her own beauty studio and spending long hours on her feet. In both cases, their chiropractor worked with them, over a period of time, to track the problems and find the answers. They both made it back to their jobs. Now they are both happily retired, and still very active, traveling and enjoying their grandkids, always keeping chiropractic on call.
If this kind of help seems to fit you, and you want to know more, visit The Joint Chiropractic soon. They offer private affordable care programs in place of insurance, and flexible weekday, weekend and evening hours.