Chiropractic Care Is the All-natural Way for Pain Relief
By Stephen R. Farris
Have you ever watched the way athletes twist and turn in order to make those spectacular plays we love to see? They're giving it their all, turning their hips, backs, and legs in the most peculiar fashion just to make a diving catch, a tackle, a slam dunk, or making a block, in order to give their team some type of advantage or lead.
It's not as easy as it looks, and you have to be in great shape in order to do some of the amazing feats they do. However, all of that spectacular greatness often comes with a price on a player's body. No matter how good of shape you're in, you're still susceptible to injuries, whether you're a worker in a warehouse, or the shortstop for a major league baseball team. It happens.
Most of those injuries are due to overuse or repetitive motion (doing the same movement repeatedly for long periods of time). It's common in athletes and everyday workers, where the joints begin to ache more often, and the back begins to feel more pain than it used to. If left unchecked, those aches and pains could lead to arthritis, bursitis, or other health problems related to your joints and back.
Regardless of your status (athlete or worker), it might be time to visit your local chiropractor to find out what is causing your pain. While most people tend to take over-the-counter medication to try and make the pain go away, it may help to some extent, but usually the only thing you're doing is masking it. If OTCs are taken more than they should, they can become addictive.
Chiropractic care offers an all-natural alternative to pain relief, involving a gentle hands-on, non-invasive, and non-addictive treatment by adjusting the spine to reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in your body, thus reducing inflammation and improving function in the joints and nervous system. Some of the benefits you'll notice after receiving chiropractic treatment are:
Reduction in pain and discomfort
Better range of motion
More energy for activities
It doesn't matter if you throw a ball for a living, or lift and load boxes every day, your overall health can benefit from regular visits to your local chiropractor.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.