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Chiropractic Can Help Tame Pain, Anxiety and Worry

By Sandy Schroeder

If you are having ongoing pain in your neck, back or joints, and experiencing worry or anxiety too, you may be experiencing a double hit in intensity of pain. If you can relate, you may be shouldering all sorts of daily issues at work or at home, and then ending the day with more neck, back or knee pain.

Harvard Health researchers say people who are sad or worried tend to experience more severe ongoing pain than other people do. How you feel when you are down or sad may make your pain more intense. 

How Chiropractic Can Help

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you staffs a wellness center with licensed chiropractors who are well equipped to help you find the best answers for ongoing pain and overall health and wellness.

When you come in, bring your questions and find out how chiropractic can help you. When you improve your spinal health you may find your overall health improves too. The spine keeps us moving every day, and the central nervous system encased inside supplies the brain-to-body communication that we depend on.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may ease pain and create an improved sense of well-being. You may have more energy, rest better, and feel more relaxed and alert. Benefits are unique to each individual. As you assess yours, you may find weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments keep your benefits coming and provide a base to work on more ways to ease your pain such as mindfulness.

How Mind/Body Techniques Ease Pain

Regaining control over your pain may be helped by learning how to create the relaxation response. Using relaxation steps to shift the intensity down a little  may help you ease your pain.

Try These Relaxation Steps

You can use these steps if you try yoga or tai chi, or use breathing exercises to make them even more effective.

Seek a calming focus - Use a short prayer or a repetitive sound to repeat silently or aloud as you inhale and exhale. It may help you stay involved as you let go of tension.

Stay focused - Throughout your exercises, let go and relax. If your mind wanders, take a deep breath and begin again. Gradually, relaxation will take over to give you more control over your pain. 

When you are ready to get results, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Clinics are open weekends and evenings. No reservations are needed, and affordable personal healthcare plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance are available.

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

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