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Your Chiropractor Has Been ART(fully) trained

By Stephen R. Farris

Masking pain is something most all of us do at times. If you're a baby boomer, it's something the majority of us were taught, especially those who participated in sports.

How many of you remember your coach saying to shake it off after a hard hit from the opposing team's linebacker left you laying on the ground grimacing in pain. Yes indeed, I remember those words on many occasions from my youth.

But the more we mask pain, the more likely the condition will worsen over time. And in time, our joints, muscles, tendons, etc., are at risk of developing scar buildup, causing possible immobility.

If worse comes to worse, that could lead to big changes in our life such as lost time at work and/or difficulty performing even the smallest things around the home or job. There is some good news if this ends up happening. That news comes from a procedure called Active Release Technique (ART).

You may not realize it, but your local chiropractor has been trained to use this technique when needed. Basically, ART treats the soft tissue by combining manipulation and movement. There are three things that need to happen before ART treatments begin. Your chiropractor will need to:

  • Identify the area where you're feeling pain
  • Isolate the area so that you'll receive proper treatment
  • Target the area so he/she is not treating body parts unaffected by the pain

ART breaks up scar tissue, thus promoting better blood flow to the injured area and therefore resulting in a quicker recovery time. You should be prepared for several treatments as one visit may not do the trick.

ART can be used to treat many conditions, such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Shoulder strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tennis elbow

Do any of these sound familiar? They're conditions chiropractors treat on a daily basis.

So now you know that your local chiropractor doesn't treat just low back pain. They can treat a variety of conditions! If you're feeling pain in your feet, ankles, legs, hips and lower back region, a licensed doctor of chiropractic medicine, such as the ones found at The Joint Chiropractic, can help give you relief. With their hands-on, gentle, all-natural, non-invasive, and non-addictive treatment, you'll wonder why you didn't get pain relief help sooner.

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

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