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Chiropractic Tip : Stand & Move Every Day for Pain Free Joints


Instinctively, if we have painful joints, we eventually realize that everything works better if we keep moving. Resisting that initial impulse to hide out on the couch, staying active turns out to be the way to make sure you can.

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has repeatedly emphasized the importance of joint health, and the vital role physical activity plays in keeping joints healthy and pain-free.

They tell us to get off the couch or out of that office chair, and to stand and walk as much as we can to preserve the use of our joints and enjoy life.

Most people know someone with joint pain, and joint replacement surgery, particularly involving hips and knees, is common. What many do not know is that simple lifestyle changes can in some cases help prevent the need for this type of surgery, and keep joints healthier longer.

A few healthy lifestyle changes over time can potentially mean the difference between being scheduled for joint replacement surgery or remaining active and pain-free well into senior years, according to ACA representatives.
I have two contrasting examples in my neighborhood of what can happen to painful joints.

To Move Or Not

One senior fellow in his sixties never stops moving. He has arthritis and painful joints, but he still manages to circle the block daily and fill his backyard with an amazing garden, as he supplies his neighbors with all of the tomatoes they can eat.

The other lady is also in her sixties and suffered a fall not too long ago. There were no broken bones, just a little shock and ongoing sore joints. But in response she has retreated to her living room couch, and seldom sees anyone in the neighborhood. Her daughter now says she may have to consider surgery or more medication to reduce joint pain.

If you have joint pain and you would like to follow the guy with the garden who is going strong, see your chiropractor soon.

Visiting the Chiropractor

The initial visit will include spinal manipulation to establish spinal health, plus a complete medical history and a review of daily activities. In most cases, the chiropractor works through the current issues with a succession of visits and an individual program of self help. This can involve losing weight, slowing down, and exercising.

The chiropractor’s goal is to treat the patient, to try to help relieve pain and restore normal activities without surgery or medications.

If you or someone in your family is dealing with painful joints or some other painful challenge, see your chiropractor to start regrouping and reclaiming your life.

Make an appointment today.


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