When Pain Moves In, Your Chiropractor Steps Up
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us understand body pain that can creep into the neck, back, hands, legs, knees, or feet. At first it may be mild. Later it may become more demanding.
That pain may be emerging as joints restrict, creating all sorts of dysfunctions. It may be harder to move and walk. Nerve pain may show up, creating sciatic leg pain that flares up and screams. Through it all, degenerative joint changes may be picking up speed.
If you ignore pain in your neck, back, hands, knees, feet or legs, the pain may increase -- along with immobility.
Chiropractic Steps Up
In our culture, the answer has been over-the-counter painkillers or opioid prescription medications. Now, the medical community is moving to tighten the supply of opioid prescription medications. Unfortunately, opioid prescription addiction has already claimed too many victims.
As the medical community fights back, it has designated chiropractic treatment as the “conservative first choice.” In response, a majority of Americans are choosing chiropractic for pain relief instead of physician visits with prescriptions, or elective surgery, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
That’s where your local clinic of The Joint Chiropractic comes in, providing natural, drug-free chiropractic treatment.
When you come in, your chiropractor will ask about your pain, your normal routines, and your medical history. If it seems beneficial your chiropractor will use an adjustment to improve joint restrictions that may be creating dysfunctions, nerve irritations or immobility. This adjustment is done in an open bay area on a special table. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes.
The adjustment is the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities. You may experience pain relief, along with extra benefits such as more energy, alertness, better digestion, improved metabolism, or better sleep.
As you evaluate your results, you and your chiropractor can plot your next move. You may need ongoing visits, or want to do weekly 15-minute adjustment sessions.
As you continue to see your chiropractor, he or she may also advise you to reduce your stress with shorter work hours, or targeted breaks during the day. Or, you may need to lose some weight, find more ways to be active, and eat a healthier diet.
However it develops, you will have the assistance of a well-qualified wellness coach who is monitoring your spinal health to keep your whole body on track.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.