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Pills, Exercise, Chiropractic: Which to Choose?

By Genevieve Cunningham

You’re experiencing pain and you don’t know what to do about it. You’ve heard of the options -- get a prescription, do some yoga, get to the chiropractor. But even with the options laid out in front of you, you’re completely unsure about which way to turn. If this hits a little too close to home, there is hope available. Take a look at these three options for managing pain to determine which is best for keeping you healthy and pain-free for a lifetime.

Pills: The Good and the Bad

There are times in life when pain pills are the answer. Prescriptions pain pills can be incredibly effective, especially if the pain is short-term. If your pain has an expiration date, your doctor may prescribe you something to get you through until your body heals. So what’s the downside? Pain pills do not get rid of the source of the pain. If you’re unsure as to the underlying cause, these may not be the best option. Other negatives of using pain pills include potential addiction, tolerance, headaches, and digestive troubles.

Exercise: The Timeless Solution

Maintaining a good exercise routine is one of the best ways to improve your pain levels as well as your health, and it’s a solution that has been passed down for years. Doctors and laymen alike understand that exercise keeps the body flexible, strong, and balanced. Keeping a routine can mean the difference between a weak, stiff, pain-ridden body and a healthy, strong, pain-free one. If you’re looking for a pain management technique that brings other benefits to the body and gives you ownership over your own care, exercise is a great solution to try.

Chiropractic Care: The Effective Solution

When it comes to pain, chiropractic care is one of the best solutions available. Chiropractors use manipulation of the spine to remove restrictions from the vertebrae. Through this act, pain is often reduced or removed. With ongoing care, the pain may also be prevented in the future. And perhaps the best part is that chiropractors attack the pain at the source. If you get rid of the source of the pain, you get rid of the discomfort now as well as in the years to come.

If you would like to add exercise to your life, do so with the help of your local gym or a personal trainer. If you’re ready to try chiropractic care in your life, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Instead of hassling with high prices and busy schedules, just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need. A little natural care can go a long way. Get your health and body moving in the right direction with a little help from The Joint today.

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

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