Chiropractic Helps You Handle Knee or Hip Pain
By Sandy Schroeder
If you live with hip or knee pain you know how much it can slow you down. Regular home tasks, long walks or favorite sports can all be impacted, but chiropractic can help.
When you come in, your chiropractor will ask about your daily routine, degree of pain, and health history. You will learn how a healthy spine can play out throughout your body with improved health.
The spine keeps us moving through our day and the central nervous system inside supplies critical brain-to-body communication. When the spine is aligned, far- reaching pain relief may follow. Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may help you move ahead with less pain and more freedom.
You may also experience additional benefits such as more energy, clearer thinking, better metabolism and improved sleep. Benefits are unique to each person. As you evaluate yours, weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may work to keep you moving ahead.
At the same time, your chiropractor can help you pursue additional steps such as losing extra pounds or practicing therapeutic exercises such as strengthening and stretching routines.
More Ways to Help
Harvard Health recommends more ways to lower pain and improve movement. As always, check with your doctor before beginning new exercise routines.
Shed extra pounds - Whenever you are dealing with hip or knee pain, dropping extra weight will put less pressure on your hips or knees to keep you moving with less effort. Dropping as little as 10 pounds could make a difference. Ditch the pizzas and chips and stock up on veggies, fruits and nuts.
Strengthen the muscles - Do therapeutic exercises to build up the muscles around damaged knees or hips and reduce the stress on the joints. Hips have to exert less effort to handle the body when the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteals and abdominal muscles are strong. For the knees, strong quadriceps can absorb some of the shock-absorbing tasks of the cartilage. Your chiropractor can help you choose simple exercises that can be done at home.
Stretch the muscles - Creating new flexibility throughout the body with simple stretches will help the hip and knee joints function more smoothly. Online yoga or tai chi classes could be an easy way to get started.
Whenever you are ready to get started stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community. You will find a wellness center staffed with licensed chiropractors who are ready to help. Walk-ins are welcome and affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Dallas, Tex.