Ghosts of Old Pain Haunting You? Banish Them!
By Krista Elliott
As we get older, we sometimes find ourselves surprised by the onset of chronic pain. In our younger days, any aches and pains were normally short-lived, with an easily identifiable cause (mosh pit, anybody?), and quickly treated with some OTC pain meds. But now, that pain in your shoulder, knee, or lower back just isn't going away. And with your mosh pit days well behind you, you have no idea why you're constantly creaky. Is it age? Is this just something you have to accept as you get older, like stray hair showing up in weird places and a sudden affinity for warm socks?
As it turns out, your pain may be a result of your past coming back to haunt you.
Old Injury, New Pain
In our youth, we're not always careful with ourselves. And that's not necessarily a bad thing: Life is meant to be lived with gusto, and if we get a few bumps or scrapes along the way, that's just par for the course, right?
The drawback, however, is that those youthful injuries may, like Marley's ghost, come back at inconvenient times to haunt you. Injury to a joint can exponentially increase your risk of arthritis later on in life. As well, sprains and strains can damage or weaken ligaments or tendons, causing joint instability and making it easier for a joint to slip out of alignment. The knee you sprained during that high-school basketball game? It may not have hurt for a long time, but as you get older and your joints' natural protection (cartilage, lubrication, stabilizing muscle groups) decreases, you may find yourself starting to notice stiffness, instability and pain in that old injury.
Banish Old Injury Pain with Chiropractic Care
Fortunately, regular chiropractic care can go a long way toward relieving pain and improving mobility when old injuries come back to haunt you. At The Joint Chiropractic, your entire frame and musculoskeletal structure will be assessed by expert chiropractors so that treatment not only touches upon the joint in pain, but upon any other bodily structures that can affect that joint. The result? You could find relief of your pain and discomfort that is not only natural and drug-free, but long-lasting as well. And if you have arthritis, never fear: Adjustments at The Joint are gentle and precise, and can easily be adapted for your own individual circumstances.
Our past comes back to haunt us enough as it is (are high-waisted jeans REALLY back in style?). Don't let the ghosts of old injuries haunt you any more than necessary. Come by The Joint today and get back to a pain-free future.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.