See Your Chiropractor Today! You Deserve It!
By Donna Stark
You don’t get anywhere in life by sitting still, but it certainly is hard to move if you are living with chronic pain, isn’t it? Living with pain and all of the other debilitating symptoms of arthritis is tough. Actually, it’s tougher than tough, and those who experience it every day deserve better. They deserve mobility. They deserve relief. They deserve exactly what can be found at The Joint Chiropractic … someone who cares about their health, who wants to be of help, and who can create a customized treatment plan specific to their needs.
You Deserve It
The main focus of your local chiropractor is to bring proper alignment and function within your joints. Joint pain from arthritis affects people of all ages and it is one of the main causes of disability in the United States. Many of its sufferers rely on pain medications, and whether those medications are prescribed or over-the-counter, they aren’t always the best choice. Sure, they may bring relief, but typically, that relief is temporary at best. On top of that, there are many potential side effects that come with those medications, and some of them can be deadly.
Avoid the Path Plagued with Risk
Want to stop worrying about the side effects that come from pain medication? It’s easy! With simple lifestyle changes and a drug-free approach from your local chiropractor, your joint pain may be reduced. Let’s take a look at some of the changes you can make that will have an impact on your overall health.
- Exercise - Inactivity can actually make arthritis pain worse over time, while regular exercise keeps joints moving, prevents stiffness, and strengthens the muscles around the joints. Now, don’t go crazy and sign up for that marathon just yet … find some joint-friendly exercises and start slow.
- Eat well - A healthy diet is important in maintaining your ideal weight, and that is especially important if you suffer from arthritis. Excess weight means excess stress will be placed on your joints and that will make your pain worse.
- Don’t push through the pain - Overdoing it can be just as bad as remaining sedentary. It can increase your pain and your risk of sustaining more damage, so be mindful of your limitations and choose activities that respect them.
- See your chiropractor regularly - The targeted adjustments your local chiropractor provides can slow down the process of arthritis and bring some relief from your pain in a safe, effective, and all-natural approach.
The Tough Ones
Many forms of arthritis are chronic, meaning they aren’t going to just disappear one morning like the common cold does. That’s a tough pill to swallow for those afflicted. But we already know one thing about chronic pain sufferers, and what we know is that they are definitely one tough crowd. A tough crowd that deserves the best. So come on in to The Joint Chiropractic and find what it is that you or your loved ones so richly deserve.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.