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A Simple Guide to Pain Relief: The To-Do List

By Genevieve Cunningham

There’s almost nothing worse than suffering from pain on a daily basis. For some people, this might mean a daily headache or a crick in the neck. For others, pain might mean daily backaches, sore joints, or other pains that just never let up. Unfortunately a large number of adults in the US suffer from some kind of daily pain. If you fall into this category, take a look at these common causes and effective solutions for fighting it off and feeling a little better every day.

Why Pain May Occur

Pain can occur for a great many reasons. Some of the most common reasons that adults suffer from ongoing pain may include:

  • Desk Jobs - Desk jobs are great! But the constant sitting and lack of activity can cause pain in the back and neck.

  • Skipping Exercise - Without exercise, the body becomes weak and stiff. Over time, this can lead to regular discomfort that can only be healed with an increase in daily movement.

  • Restriction in the Back - Adults suffer from this ailment far more often than kids. Through the normal wear and tear of life, the vertebrae of the spine can become restricted, which then causes pain in the back, neck, head, and various other locations in the body.

Solutions for Fighting Pain

The manner in which you choose to fight off pain will depend upon the cause. Some methods that work for many people include:

  • Over-the-Counter Medication - Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and similar pain relievers can reduce swelling and minimize pain. Just keep in mind that the relief will be temporary, as you won’t be curing the actual cause of the pain.

  • Get More Exercise - This is a longer term solution. Regular exercise can enhance strength and mobility, reduce stiffness, and lower your chances of being injured through normal life.

  • Get Chiropractic Care - This is one of the best in both treatment and prevention of pain. Chiropractors use manual spinal manipulation to reduce restrictions found in the spine. This action often causes a reduction or elimination of pain, fewer headaches, an improved immune system, more energy, and many other positive side effects. When it comes to managing pain long-term, many researchers even believe that chiropractic care plus moderate exercise is the most effective solution, even more than prescription medications.

If you’re ready to add chiropractic care to your health care to-do list, it’s time to visit with chiropractors at The Joint. Chiropractors here know that your time and money are important, so they offer walk-in visits and affordable pricing to every patient who walks through the door. We all have to deal with pain sometimes, but we don’t have to live with it in an ongoing fashion. Get some relief and boost your health for the better beginning with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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