Ready for a Wellness Upgrade? See You at the Joint
By Sandy Schroeder
Everywhere we go, health and wellness advice abounds. In the midst of all of the discussion and dialogue, l think many people would welcome one straightforward, ongoing, wellness approach they could depend on.
That’s where chiropractic comes in. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community and take a closer look at a hands-on, focused wellness center created for you and your family.
Find out why chiropractic has become the conservative first choice of the medical community, and the first choice for pain for a majority of Americans, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
Licensed chiropractors have the experience and the training to help moms and dads seek solutions for aching backs and stiff necks, or work with children who have encountered painful sports injuries. They may also help seniors work their way through falls, injuries, sciatica and arthritis.
Chiropractic begins with a wellness approach that revolves around spinal health. Your spine houses the delicate nervous system that governs your body. Chiropractors believe keeping your spine healthy is the best way to keep you healthy too.
In your first visit, your chiropractor will want to talk about your activities, any pain you are having and your medical history.
Then a spinal assessment will be used to check for misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or the joints. When the misalignment is corrected, it may have far-reaching effects on any back, neck or sciatica pain that you have. This improved spinal health may also help with the treatment of allergies, arthritis, headaches or migraines.
As your spinal health improves, you may also experience more mental clarity, better digestion or more energy. Wellness is a very individual thing. Together, you and your chiropractor can assess your spinal health to shape an ongoing wellness plan for you.
Weekly 15-minute chiropractic sessions are often used to help patients maintain wellness while they work on additional issues such as weight, need for more exercise, or stress reduction. These sessions also allow the chiropractor to intercept any new developments before they have a chance to settle in.
In a study of North Carolina patients seeking treatment for acute low back pain from various health care professionals, including primary care physicians, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons, researchers found those who visited a chiropractor had a higher degree of satisfaction in the care they received, according to the White Paper Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016.
The paper also cited another study that analyzed data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) beneficiaries in Tennessee over a two-year span, concluding: Low back pain initiated with a chiropractor saves 40 percent on health care costs when compared with care initiated through a medical doctor.
The Joint Chiropractic
If you would like to learn more about chiropractic, stop by The Joint Chiropractic. Everything is simplified. The hassle of appointments and insurance have been replaced by a private affordable care plan and the convenience of walk-in visits. Weekend and evening hours are available.