Where Do You Hurt? Chiropractic May Help
By Sandy Schroeder
Sometimes pain can be a quick little jab that subtly undermines the day, never quite shutting it down but definitely not adding to the joy.
Most of us have had periods of neck stiffness or an occasional tired back at the end of the day. But when the body turns up the dial and announces real pain, we pay attention and seek relief.
At first, it may be tempting to try an over-the-counter medication or a prescription for pain medication. But if you are still feeling pain in shoulders, back, neck, knees, ankles, or other joints, you may want to see how The Joint Chiropractic can help.
Conservative First Choice
Not surprising, the medical community now designates chiropractic care as the conservative first choice, ahead of pain prescription medications or surgery, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
As an example, ACA President Anthony Hamm, looks closer at low back pain saying, “Chiropractic physicians are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for low-back pain treatments due to their patient-centered, whole-person approach that provides greater interaction and communication for appropriate diagnosis and development of more cost-effective treatment plans.”
Getting your own on-site evaluation may be the best way to find out how chiropractic might help you.
During your first visit, your chiropractor will explain how joint dysfunctions may occur, how a chiropractic adjustment is used to correct them, and the many benefits chiropractic has to offer. This is a good time for you to ask questions, and an opportunity for your chiropractor to find out more about you, what your schedule looks like, what your medical history is, and what sort of pain you are having.
Then your chiropractor will use a spinal adjustment to improve your spinal health, correcting any misalignments.
The spine is our command central, housing the delicate nervous system that controls every cell, organ and function of the body. When spinal health improves, patients may feel pain relief in the neck, back or sciatica. Sometimes they may also report new energy, improved digestion or better metabolism. Spinal wellness is a very individual thing. Finding out how it works for you could be a real wellness boost.
As you and your chiropractor work together to assess the results, you may choose weekly 15-minute sessions, or another pattern of ongoing visits, to maintain spinal health.
Whatever you choose, The Joint Chiropractic makes it easy to do. Private, affordable care plans have replaced the hassle of insurance and convenient walk-in visits with extended weekend and evening hours are available.