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Let Chiropractic Help You Escape Back Pain

By Sandy Schroeder

If you are struggling with back pain, you may need a better approach. When addictive opioid pain pill prescriptions are given, scientists say they only provide temporary relief. Using heat, ice, and over-the counter medications usually fail, too.

Getting real relief with focused treatment could begin with your visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint doctors of chiropractic are experienced in back pain and ready to help.

Seeing Your Chiropractor

When you come in, your chiropractor will explain how spinal adjustments may work to correct restrictions in the spine that are causing your pain. A gentle, targeted spinal adjustment may provide far-reaching relief for your back pain, along with better sleep, more energy, and more alertness.

Wellness is unique to the individual. As you assess the effect on your back pain, you may want to use weekly 15-minute adjustments to maintain relief.

Path to Wellness

Then, as your chiropractor monitors your progress, you can gradually resume exercise, focusing on special exercises for back pain. Start slowly with briefer exercise periods and less repetitions.

The goal will be to develop strong, flexible muscles that resist injury. Strengthening and stretching abdominal and back muscles will reduce back strain. Keeping the upper leg muscles strong will also support the back muscles.

Maintaining Flexibility

As you become more active, you will want to work on stretching, too. When muscles become shorter and tighter, they prevent joints from moving, impacting walking and causing more injuries. Incorporate stretching into your exercise routine; start slowly and build to 30 seconds. Try these three exercises from Harvard Health with the approval of your chiropractor and your doctor. If there is pain, stop.

  • Lying flat, start with knees bent, pull one knee to the chest and hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Switch sides; repeat 5 to 10 times.
  • Lying flat, start with knees bent, pull both knees to the chest and hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat 5 to 10 times.
  • Lying flat, start with the knees bent, flatten your lower back to the bed or floor. Hold the back flat for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready to help. Stop by and find out more about the affordable health care plans that require no insurance, and convenient weekend and evening hours. No appointments are needed.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chicago, Ill. 

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