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The Overall Benefits of Chiropractic Care

By Stephen R. Farris

With the arrival of fall and winter weather, those little aches and pains we feel in our joints and muscles seem to escalate a little more this time of year. This can lead to more stiffness in our back, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows and shoulders, to the point where it affects our everyday way of life.

Doing simple chores around the house can be painful, as well as doing our assigned jobs at work. Those morning walks could end up turning into a longer stay in bed for those of us dealing with arthritic conditions -- and forget about trying to finish up those reports on the computer. Our fingers feel like they need a little WD40 to get them moving.

It might be time to seek help, like that which can be found by visiting your local chiropractor. Chiropractic care and treatment is more than just back adjustments. They can benefit your overall health in many ways, including joint and muscle pain.

Joints

Chiropractic treatment can help you improve or regain mobility in your joints, such as those in your shoulders, arms and legs. Regular treatment sessions can keep you functioning, despite having to deal with those cold wintery days and nights. They can offer suggestions on exercise in-between treatments to get you back on the road to an active lifestyle.

Back

Colder weather can also cause inflammatory flare-ups in your lower back. There's nothing more excruciating than waking up with stiffness in your back, hips or legs. Chiropractic treatment can help alleviate those problems so getting up in the mornings can be easier, as well as performing tasks at home and work.

Immune System

Chiropractic treatment can help keep your immune system functioning properly too. Neck adjustments can help reduce sinus pressure and give you relief from headaches. Chiropractors can also give you tips on nutrition as well. Eating healthier can give your immune system the boost it needs.

Stress

During the winter months it seems our stress levels rise higher due to the holidays, work deadlines, rush to get shopping done, and more congested roadways. Chiropractic treatment can help reduce those stress levels, plus your chiropractor can give you suggestions on how to better handle stressful situations. 

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

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