When Pain Won't Quit, Your Chiropractor Can Help
By Sandy Schroeder
Sometimes it is hard to think clearly when pain just keeps attacking. I am OK for a few days, but when I cannot see an end date, I tend to react.
Most of us power through daily twinges with hot showers and over-the-counter meds. But chronic pain is not so easily dismissed.
If you are facing chronic pain in your neck, back, or other joints, you may have seen your physician for opioid pain pill prescriptions that worked for awhile but really did not solve the problem.
A recent study by Dr. Abdel Shaheed, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found opioid pain medications only provided short-term benefits that were limited, and the long term effects had not been evaluated.
At the same time, the addictive power of opioid pain medication continues to be widespread in our communities. The medical community has responded, designating chiropractic as the “conservative first choice” ahead of pain medications or elective surgery.
How Your Chiropractor Can Help
Finding out what the “conservative first choice” means for you can be as easy as visiting your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you,
The intricate nervous system housed in our spine controls everything we do. When those vital connections between the brain and the body break down, we feel the pain in our neck, back, knees, shoulders, legs or ankle. These joint restrictions often respond well to chiropractic adjustments.
The adjustment is a gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities. You may feel pain relief that soothes nerve irritation and helps you move better. You may also feel an overall sense of wellness with more energy, better sleep, or more alertness.
Finding Pain Relief
As you evaluate your results, you may want to do weekly visits to keep moving forward. At the same time you may want to try relaxation techniques with deep breathing, mindfulness meditations, or gentle exercises such as swimming or short walks. The more you cultivate a positive attitude with more movement, the more control you may have over pain.
I have watched many individuals work their way through this process. With the help of their chiropractors they hung onto their daily routines and gradually gained the upper hand on their pain.
If that is your goal, stop by The Joint Chiropractic to get started. The Joint’s affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.