How Chiropractic May Close the Gap Between Results and Reality
By Sandy Schroeder
If you find yourself tolerating little aches and pains, as you put off seeking solutions, you may need to rethink your approach to health and wellness. The longer we live with aches and pains, the more opportunity they have to settle in, and even lead to chronic pain.
Breaking out of this situation could be as simple as finding out how chiropractic works. The Joint Chiropractic is staffed with licensed chiropractors who treat the whole person, using hands-on spinal adjustments, and ongoing monitoring, to help patients seek solid solutions.
Instead of gulping a pain pill when you get up, taking a hot shower, and trudging through the day, stop in at The Joint, and find out why a majority of Americans are making chiropractic their first choice for pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
Focusing on the spine, which houses the delicate nervous system that controls and coordinates the muscles, tissues and organs of the body, your chiropractor will start with a spinal adjustment to correct any misalignments, known as subluxations, that you have.
Chiropractic believes a realignment of the spine may wipe the slate clean, erasing many of the faulty interactions between body and brain that generate pain. The goal is to help you find relief without resorting to medications or surgery.
How It Works
In the initial visit, your chiropractor will ask about your pain, your daily activities, your job, and your medical history. After a diagnosis, you and your chiropractor can shape a plan that helps you maintain spinal health with ongoing visits, and often supplies the momentum to move ahead with more health issues.
Correcting workplace posture, and breaking up long sitting sessions, could make a big difference. Or, you might want to lose a few pounds and upgrade your workout, mixing in some stress relief and stretching exercises.
Overall, the chiropractic approach of achieving spinal health, and using ongoing monitoring, may pay off in ongoing results.
Patient satisfaction with chiropractic care is showing up in numerous studies, according to the White Paper Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016.
A BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders study on upper cervical chiropractic care for neck pain, headache, mid-back, and low back pain concluded 9.1 out of 10 patients indicated a very high level of patient satisfaction.
In another study of North Carolina patients, seeking treatment for acute low back pain from various health care professionals -- such as primary care physicians, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons -- it was found that people visiting a chiropractor had a higher degree of satisfaction in the care they received.
If you want to find out more, stop by The Joint Chiropractic and start asking questions. The Joint makes it easy. Private, affordable health care programs have replaced the hassle of insurance. Walk-in visits are welcome and evening and weekend hours are available. See you there.