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Let Chiropractic and Stretching Tame Your Joint Pain

By Sandy Schroeder

When joint pain takes over, simple pleasures often disappear. Throwing the ball for your dog, digging in the garden, or stepping onto the green all become a challenge. Then comes all of the home tasks. Toting laundry, dealing with the vacuum or bringing in the groceries can suddenly become a big deal.

Sore knees, aching ankles, or a throbbing shoulder can impact almost everything you do. If you can relate, it may be time to let chiropractic lend a hand.

The Joint Chiropractic wellness center in your community offers a whole array of natural solutions without pain pill prescriptions or surgery. Their licensed chiropractors are ready to help you.

Your chiropractor will explain how spinal health can lead to greater overall wellness. The spine keeps us moving through the day and the central nervous system provides the vital brain-to-body communication that the body requires.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease aches and pains and generate more energy, better sleep, or fresh awareness. You may feel like you turned the page, ready to move better with less pain.

You may choose to use 15-minute weekly spinal adjustments to stay at this level as you explore exercises that help to ease joint pain.

When there is joint pain, it is tempting to move less, but gentle daily exercises can go a long way to tame ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. Check with your doctor before starting new exercise routines and try linking simple stretching exercises with a daily walk. Here are some tips to consider from Harvard Health.

Always warm up first - Muscles stretch more readily when they are warmed up. Do warm-ups before every workout or use warm showers or a bath.

If it hurts, stop - In every stretch only go to the point of some tension without any pain. If you feel pain, stop, change your position and try again. Gradually you will achieve more flexibility.

Take your breath along - Make sure you are breathing comfortably as you stretch. Focus on your breath and let it work for you.

Stretch on a regular basis - You will make the most progress if you do gentle stretches several times a day throughout the week.

Whenever you are ready to ease joint pain and move on with your life, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood. Find out more about affordable personal healthcare plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Walk-ins are welcome.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lexington, S.C

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