Life Happens and Chiropractic Helps Us Fix It
By Sandy Schroeder
We all make choices that put our bodies at risk. Helping a friend move, or changing things at home, can mean struggling to lift furniture or heavy appliances. Working at a job you love can involve sitting in one position for hours. Taking care of small children can place new pressures on the back with constant lifting.
When tissue injuries happen from improper lifting, or repetitive stress, joints can become restricted in their ability to move. Injured tissues go through chemical and physical changes that generate pain, inflammation and reduced use. Chiropractic manipulation, or an adjustment of the joint and tissues, may restore movement, reduce pain, and relieve muscle tightness. This lets the tissues heal.
Seeing Your Local Chiropractor
Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in your area can help you start the process to get back on track. When you come in, your chiropractor will want to talk about your pain, normal activities, and medical history.
An adjustment may be used to help restore joint mobility and help tissues heal. You may feel far-reaching pain relief and extra benefits, such as more energy, alertness or less stress. Then you and your chiropractor can decide what to do next.
Working on Wellness
As you pursue teatment, you may learn some good lifting rules, too. Never bend from the waist when you lift. Always use your legs to power the lift, and get help when it is needed. Keep objects close to your body when you lift, and never twist as you are lifting.
Or you may spend some time improving your workplace ergonomics and learning the basics of good posture. Having an office chair that provides good lumbar support, and adjusts to the right height for you, can be a good start. Positioning your monitor at eye level and keeping your feet flat on the floor helps.
Then you may want to work on posture. Sitting up straight, instead of hunching forward over the keyboard, will make a difference. Later at home, avoid slouching on the couch or bending over screens in phone and tablets.
Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your area is ready when you are. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours are available and no appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.