Movement for Complete Recovery
By Donna Stark
Your back starts to hurt at the gym and you think about going home, but you’re reminded of your old high school football coach who used to scream “No pain, no gain,” so you keep at it. Well, now that you are home, the pain persists, so you sit and rest. But that doesn’t really help and the pain doesn’t really go away, so you go to bed. And after a few days of lying around, you actually feel … worse. Now, in addition to your back, your shoulders and neck hurt too. And could it be possible that what you are feeling in your hips is actually soreness from lying down so much? How can that be?
Common Responses to Pain
Unfortunately, the two most common responses to pain are to either work through it or stop moving until it disappears. But doing either one, or doing both, and ignoring the pain can cause a heap of other problems. The injury could get worse, your body could start to hurt from overcompensation, or you could form a habit of taking loads of painkillers. Injuries are confusing enough, and although you need to keep moving, you certainly don’t want to move into more pain. You need help, so head on in to the Joint Chiropractic and get the advice and treatment you are looking for. Actually, you can start here … take a look at why chiropractic care is great for these types of scenarios.
- Supports proper alignment of the body which encourages the body the heal itself
- Helps patients regain their strength and mobility in a safe manner
- Provides pain relief without the use of medication/invasive treatments
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves flexibility, range of motion, balance, and coordination
- Removes joint restrictions and irritations in the spine
- Promotes optimal function of the nervous system
- Shortens the length of recovery time
Move to Recover
More often than not, pain will affect how well the body moves. But one of the worst things to do in response to pain is to either ignore it and keep going, or to shut it down and stop moving altogether. Movement is needed for a complete recovery. It can both reduce the duration of acute pain while also reducing the intensity of chronic pain. And although it doesn’t always make sense, your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help you through the process in a safe and effective manner.
So come on in today and let your body do what it does best … let it heal itself naturally. With more than 400 locations nationwide, no appointment or referral needed, and convenient weekend hours, it couldn’t be any easier for you to lose the confusion and deal with your pain effectively.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.