Reduce Your Risk for Chronic Pain
By Sara Butler
Chronic pain is something millions of Americans deal with each day. It can be a very frustrating thing to live with since it impacts how you participate in your daily life. Try not to fret, because the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want you to know about all the ways you can keep chronic pain from overtaking your life. Here are some things you can do today to reduce your risk for developing a condition with chronic pain or to help you control the chronic pain you already suffer from.
Talk to a Chiropractor!
The chiropractors at The Joint are qualified to treat a variety of conditions, not simply back pain. If you have chronic pain or are worried about any type of pain you're currently dealing with, then don't hesitate to come into The Joint for a consultation. The chiropractors will do a complete health history and examination to help determine the underlying cause of your pain, then work with you to create a treatment plan to address it.
They can also rule out any other medical problems that might be the source of your pain to ensure your treatment is targeted and further discuss things you can do in everyday life to reduce your symptoms.
Stretching is a great way to help reduce pain and discomfort. For example, those with chronic lower back pain often benefit from taking time to stretch the hips and hamstrings each day since tight hamstrings can pull your hips back and put undue stress and strain on the lower back. Improper posture is also another reason people experience pain, relaxing and stretching the muscles that support the spine can help relieve stiffness and tension that can result.
Over time, the more flexible you are the healthier you can be and the more support you can naturally give your spine in order to stay healthy and pain-free.
Reduce Your Risk
There's no time like the present to take measures to prevent chronic pain from becoming a problem in your life. If you have a joint in your body that you experience pain in, avoid doing things that make that pain worse and work with a chiropractor to address it now, before it becomes a chronic problem.
If you have joint pain that is aggravated by everyday activities, then try to be aware of the things you do each day that can trigger pain. For example, if you sit slouched over a desk for several hours each day, then set an alarm on your phone or computer that reminds you to get up and stretch every hour. It's little things such as this that can add up to big wins and help you keep joint pain at bay.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.