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Stop Damaging Your Joints and Let Chiropractic Help

By Sandy Schroeder

No one thinks much about their joints until pain sounds an unmistakable signal. If you are stiff and sore when you get up and aching more at night, it's time to turn things around.

First Let Chiropractic Help

The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community provides licensed chiropractors who are equipped to help you with aches, pains, health and wellness.

When you come in your chiropractor will want to hear about your painful joints, daily routine, and health history. The spine lets us move through the day and the central nervous system that is inside provides our brain-to body communication that keeps us functioning.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may open all sorts of new doors for you as pain recedes, sleep improves and mental clarity improves. Benefits are unique to each individual. As you evaluate yours you may want to do weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to stay at your peak.

At the same time, watch out for ways your joints can be damaged, according to Harvard Health.

Don't tote too many pounds - If weight is sneaking up on you as we all stay in more, it may be time to cut back to protect your joints. Each pound of weight can put four times the stress on your knees that inevitably translates into pain.

Replace worn out shoes - Your hips, back and feet all absorb the problem when your shoes lose support or develop uneven soles as they age. You could wind up with a limp, sprain or broken ankle.

Deal with sleeping on your stomach - If that is your preferred position, put a pillow under hips and lower abdomen to boost the lower spine. Stomach sleeping flattens the natural curve of the spine and triggers back pain. It may also harm your neck as your head is turned to the side.

Watch out for texting - Too much texting can lock your thumb into a curled position and the neck and shoulders begin to ache as you bend over your cell and support the weight of your head, about 10 pounds, times five!

Avoid too much computer time - You may practice good posture and use the right chair for back and shoulder support, but too many hours in the same position will take its toll. Get up and walk or stretch every hour and rest your arms on your desk to give your neck and shoulders a break.

When you are ready to feel great, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance and walk-ins are welcome.

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

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