How to Adjust Pain Right Out of Your Life
By Sandy Schroeder
Ongoing pain can bring your day down before it ever gets started. When you wake up, and yesterday’s stiff neck or sore back is still there, pain may be trying to move in.
Often, we take hot showers and gulp over-the-counter pain relievers as we head off to work. We hope the pain will just go away, but deep down, we suspect it is settling in.
Finding Real Answers
Real answers to pain are out there and often your chiropractor has them. Your chiropractor helps provide pain relief for a wide range of problems, ranging from back pain, neck pain and headaches to pain in arms, hands, legs and feet. This is accomplished through the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities commonly referred to as an adjustment.
You can find out how this adjustment might work for you at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you.
The adjustment represents the chiropractic philosophy of spinal health. The spine houses the nervous system that we depend on to coordinate and control everything that we do, from that first stretch in the morning to that last yawn at night. Keeping the spine in good shape could be the best way to support our health and well-being.
As you assess the results of your spinal adjustment, along with pain relief, you may experience fresh energy, more alertness or better sleep. Some individuals report better metabolism and improved digestion.
Overall, the chiropractor’s goal is to seek pain relief without using pain medications or surgery. The medical community has endorsed this approach as “the conservative first choice.”
As opioid pain medication dependence continues to raise issues in our communities, a majority of Americans are now turning to chiropractic first when pain occurs, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
Patient Reports on Benefits and Costs
Overall, only short-term benefits have been shown for use of opioid pain medications, and the extent of that benefit is modest, according to Dr. Abdel Shaheed’s report in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Another study of 85,000 Blue Shield clients in Tennessee reported low back pain that was begun with a chiropractor saved 40 percent in health care costs over care that began with a physician.
To get started with chiropractic treatment, see The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community. You will find the process amazingly simple. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours are available. And no appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.