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Long-Term Reliance: Chiropractic Care for Pain Relief

By Genevieve Cunningham

We become reliant on a million things throughout life. Cars, technology, air conditioning … we’re a world of convenience, and we like it. But not everything that we become reliant on is beneficial. Sometimes, becoming dependent on something means negative side effects for our health. Sometimes it means we have to constantly find new ways to deal with situations. Sometimes dependence is just not the best choice. And this is especially true when it comes to pain. When we experience discomfort, we find a solution for relief. But over time, using the same old method for relief can cause tolerance and resistance. If you’re looking for ways to manage pain long-term, take a look at your best and most effective option.

Common Go-To Pain Relievers

Though there are multiple ways to eliminate pain, most people go to a common few. Ice and heat are great and often used for mild pains or swelling. Applying one or the other, or applying them on an alternating schedule, can create quite a bit of relief for certain ailments. Perhaps the most common form of pain relief is found through the use of pain pills. Sometimes these are medicines that you can buy over the counter -- think Tylenol and ibuprofen -- and other times they are prescription-based. These are, by far, the most frequently used of all methods, as pills provide an easy, quick, and generally effective way to ease discomfort.

Why Regular Methods Don’t Always Work

Can these regular methods of pain relief work? This is a complicated question. The short answer is … yes and no. In mild or temporary cases of pain, some of the more common methods may provide enough relief. In more serious cases, these methods may not be effective enough to get the job done. These methods are also ineffective at treating the cause of the pain. Though they may reduce the pain temporarily, they’ll do little to eliminate the cause of the pain, thus leaving the door open for the pain to return when the relief method has worn off.

Why Chiropractic Care Might Be the Better Choice

So is there anything that can be done for chronic pain? Research suggests that the best methods for dealing with chronic pain include regular exercise and regular chiropractic care. Exercise keeps the body strong and limber, which leads to a decrease in discomfort and an increase in stability. Chiropractic care can heal the body from the inside out. Chiropractors remove joint restrictions from the body, which in many cases heals the source of the pain. Regular care has been shown to reduce current pains and prevent future pains, which makes it one of the best sources for a long-term pain management plan.

If you would like to try chiropractic care in your life, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easy and stress-free. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to get quality care without any additional hassle. Pain will happen … it’s normal. But you don’t have to live with it! Get your life moving in a healthier, more pain-free direction beginning with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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

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