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What the Chiropractor Wants You to Know About Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

Finding pain relief is one of the most common reasons that people seek out care from a chiropractor. Why? Perhaps because more people are understanding its effectiveness. But before you turn to the chiropractor or any other method for a miracle, chiropractors want you to understand a few things about pain. Take a look at these things you should know before your next visit.  

Pain Has a Cause

Pain is always caused by something. We often think about certain kinds of pain -- back pain or joint pain especially -- as something that just happens as we age. But the truth is that all kinds of pain have a specific cause. Injury, excessive use, and illness are common causes of discomfort. Chiropractors want people to understand that pain isn’t something that pops up out of nowhere without cause, and finding relief is all about finding the cause.

Treating the Symptoms Does Not Work Long-Term

Many people turn to methods such as a heating pad or medication to stifle the pain, but this is not a method that will work long-term. Will it ease the pain? Yes, it likely will! But it won’t last. As soon as the treatment wears off, you’ll have to put the heating pad back on or take another round of medication. If you want something that works for good, you’ll need to treat the cause instead of simply focusing on the symptoms.

Chiropractors Attack the Source of Pain

If you’re looking to get rid of the pain for good, it’s better to attack the source, which is where chiropractors come into play. Chiropractors use gentle manipulation to remove restrictions from the vertebrae of the spine. Through this action, pain and tension are removed and mobility is improved. These restrictions are often the initial cause of many pains, be they in the back, neck, joints, or other locations in the body. Attacking this source can help remove pain and leave you feeling better than ever before.

If you would like to try chiropractic care for your discomfort, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. Getting rid of and managing pain is possible. Get started toward a pain-free life with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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