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Repetitive Stress Disorder and Your Chiropractor

By Randi Morse

The more you do the same thing, the higher the chances are that you're going to deal with some sort of repetitive stress injury. Repetitive stress disorder is a condition that occurs whenever a person does the same sort of activity over and over. If you work in a factory and do the same thing every day, or if you play tennis daily and swing the same way every time you hit the ball, you put yourself at risk for a repetitive stress injury. But this type of injury doesn't just happen on active people, those who sit and work at desks all day are also at risk for having a repetitive stress injury.

Repetitive Stress Symptoms

There are a number of symptoms that can indicate that you are dealing with a repetitive stress disorder, and it's important to pay attention to these symptoms and act on them as soon as you notice them. The longer you ignore repetitive stress symptoms, the higher the chance is that your condition will be more serious. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Tenderness
  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Cramping
  • Stiffness

Types of Repetitive Stress Disorders

The phrase "repetitive stress disorder" is an umbrella term used to describe any sort of injury that is caused by doing the same motion over and over again. There are different types of repetitive stress disorder, including:

  • Shin splints
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Each of these conditions has different treatment options attached to them, which is why getting a correct diagnosis is the first step toward alleviating the pain and discomfort you are feeling.

Chiropractors Can Help

Chiropractic care is an alternative way to treat repetitive stress disorders. While it can be tempting to seek out over-the-counter medications, it's important to realize that these medications provide only a temporary relief. Proper chiropractic care can help to ease aches and pains temporarily, and it can also help to fix the problem for the long term. If you are in pain and use over-the-counter pain relievers to help alleviate that pain, there is a good chance that you will actually do more damage. The pain is the body's way of telling you that something is not right. If you ignore that pain, or block it with pain medication, you could make things worse.

If you're ready to seek chiropractic care, the experts at The Joint Chiropractic are ready to help you. At The Joint Chiropractic you can simply walk in and get an appointment with a chiropractor. And with the low cost and expert care, you'll find true pain relief in a very short time.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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