New Perspectives On the Age Old Issue of Pain
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us know how powerful pain can be. It might begin with too many work hours, arthritis, infection, operations, or injury. But when it lingers, solutions have to be found. Whatever the triggers, when pain takes over it can steal sleep, plague work, and make every day a trial.
In a fast moving culture that demands quick answers, it is not surprising that opioid pain prescription solutions have gained so much ground, spiraling into a widespread dependence that we now see in our communities and neighborhoods.
Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, as have sales of these prescription drugs, according to the White Paper, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016.
This same report says the cost of prescription abuse to U.S. employment has soared to $18 billion in sick days, medical expenses and loss of productivity.
The Chiropractic Alternative
In the midst of this opioid wave, the American medical community designated chiropractic as the conservative first choice, instead of prescription pain medications or elective surgery, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
To see how this natural alternative works, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community. What you find may surprise and delight you. This wellness center, with the whole person approach, and focus on spinal health, may have the answers you need.
In the initial visit, your chiropractor will use a spinal adjustment to correct any misalignments that you may have. The chiropractic philosophy stems from the belief that spinal health is central to our well-being. The spine houses the delicate nervous system that makes everything we do possible. Keeping the spine in prime condition may open the door to far-reaching pain relief. Many patients report relief in neck, back and sciatica pain, along with other benefits such as improved digestion, metabolism or mental clarity.
Wellness is an individual thing, so you and your chiropractor will want to talk about your spinal health to create the best approach for you.
I have known many friends and relatives who used the chiropractic path to avoid pain medications while they maintained normal routines and found solutions for a variety of painful situations. Often, they involved their families, helping seniors deal with arthritis or sciatica, and finding solutions for kids’ backpack pain and sports injuries.
The Joint Chiropractic
If you would like to know more about the chiropractic approach to pain, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community.
The Joint has simplified everything. A private, affordable health care program has eliminated the hassle of insurance. Walk-in visits with no appointments needed, are backed up with convenient weekend and evening hours.