Aching Joints Slowing You Down? Chiropractic May Help
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us are fairly competitive. When we notice we are not walking as much, or running as fast, we usually look for reasons. At the same time, we may realize we are on the basketball or tennis courts less, too.
The list continues as we realize everything seems to be more of a struggle, from toting groceries to mowing the lawn. The cause often points to aching joints that make everything harder.
How Your Chiropractor Helps
Pain in the neck, knees, hips, shoulders, ankles or back should be dealt with early to avoid bigger issues later. Seeing your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic may be the best way to get back on track and stay there.
The licensed chiropractors at The Joint find answers of pain relief and wellness for a stream of adults, teens, seniors and children on a regular basis.
When you come in, your chiropractor will assess your joint flexibility, range of motion and pain. The goal will be to relieve pain, and improve flexibility, without pain medications or surgery.
The body’s intricate nervous system is housed in the spine. All of the communication that flows from the brain to the body’s parts depends on this system to work well.
Your chiropractor uses a spinal adjustment to make sure the nervous system runs well. An adjustment may be used to seek pain relief and increase mobility. The adjustment is done through the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.
You may feel pain relief, improved mobility and less nerve irritation. You may also enjoy more alertness, energy, or better sleep.
As you evaluate your results, you may use weekly 15-minute adjustments to stay on track. Your chiropractor may also recommend moving more and sitting less, losing a few pounds, eating healthier, and trying some stress-reduction tactics.
Staying active with walking, swimming or biking will help to maintain your improved flexibility. You may also try some stretches that your chiropractor and doctor approve. Consider these:
- Hip Stretch – Kneel and put one foot out in front. Roll hips forward. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
- Range of Motion – Sit with one leg and foot extended. Use the foot to outline the alphabet letter by letter.
The Joint Chiropractic is ready when you need help. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Convenient weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.