Chiropractic Can Help You Carry the Daily Load
By Sandy Schroeder
About this time every summer, fall may seem like a tantalizing dream in which kids head back to school and you collapse on the couch. If your neck, back, or shoulders are giving out as you deal with kids 24/7, you probably welcome a real break.
If you are using heat or cold, and over-the-counter pain pills, or prescription medications to manage life, your chiropractor may have better answers. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out what can be done to relieve pain and restore your summer fun.
How Your Chiropractor Helps
The Joint chiropractors help people deal with pain in the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees or ankles that may respond well to a gentle targeted spinal adjustment. Wellness is unique to each person. As you assess your results, you may experience far-reaching pain relief, and feel more energetic, less stressed, and more alert.
Weekly 15-minute adjustments may keep you at your peak as you work on more health issues, or consider bringing in your whole family for tune-ups. Your chiropractor will monitor your progress and provide good preventive measures like these from the American Chiropractic Association.
Lift and Bend Carefully
- Avoid twisting while lifting. Keep kids, groceries or laundry close to the body
- If an item is too heavy to lift, push it rather than pulling it
- If furniture is too heavy, get someone to help
- Never bend from the waist to lift.
- Bend at the knees and lift with your legs, not your back.
Lighten Handbags and Totes
- Only carry what you really need
- Never carry more than 10 percent of body weight
- If possible, distribute weight to both shoulders. Opt for two smaller bags instead of one huge tote
Stand on a stool if you are reaching above shoulder level. Struggling to reach objects can create shoulder, neck or back problems.
As summer moves on, count on your chiropractor to provide all of the backup support you and your family need.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready when you are to make life easier. Find out more about The Joint's affordable healthcare plans that do not require insurance. The Joint has flexible weekend and evening hours. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.