How the Chiropractic Connection Works for You
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us are pleased when we discover a new health and wellness approach. But many miss the really big one, which might be called the “chiropractic connection.” If you have not tried chiropractic recently, you may be pleasantly surprised how well it connects with you and your health.
When you stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you, you will discover a comprehensive wellness center treating everyone from teens to seniors.
The Spinal Connection
Chiropractic really is based on the spinal connection. The spine houses the delicate nervous system that controls everything our bodies do. Logically, when you improve “command central,” everything works better.
As your chiropractor uses a spinal adjustment to realign the spine, far-reaching pain relief may be achieved in areas such as the neck, back, other joints, or the sciatic nerve.
Chiropractic treatment may help improve nerve communication in the body with better joint motion and coordination, relief from back and neck pain, or relief from leg, knee, foot or ankle pain. Chiropractors also deal with arm, wrist, shoulder or elbow pain, and bursitis and arthritis.
A New Overall Rhythm
Many patients report feeling new energy, more mental clarity, better digestion or improved metabolism. Wellness is a very individual thing, so you and your chiropractor can evaluate your results to see how it works for you.
Overall the “chiropractic connection” seems to help people find a natural rhythm. As individual pain areas may improve, many select a weekly 15-minute adjustment session to keep the momentum going. Often new connections are formed with old loves. Some resume golf, tennis or sailing. Others find they want to travel more or get back out in the garden.
I have known many individuals, who have used their connections with chiropractic to cope with painful knees or severe lower back pain. Others ran into wrist pain or neck and shoulder pain. In each case, the ongoing chiropractic support served to keep them on track, returning them to their normal routines.
This pattern of satisfaction in chiropractic connections is turning up across the country. Cost effectiveness was reported in a study of a North Carolina State Health Plan (2000-2009) that showed care by a chiropractor alone, or chiropractic care, paired with care by a medical doctor, resulted in “appreciably fewer charges” for uncomplicated lower back pain, than care done with a doctor and a physical therapist. The results were reported in the 2016 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
If chiropractic connections sound like they could be useful, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint provides an affordable care program that eliminates the need for insurance, and convenient evening and weekend hours are available. No appointments are needed.