How Chiropractic Reaches Pain and Finds Solutions
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us have occasional twinges in one area or another. It could be the back, neck, shoulders, hands, legs or feet. If the pain goes away, we go right ahead forgetting all about it.
But when it comes back and keeps coming back, we start looking for relief. Often over-the-counter medications, or perhaps prescribed painkillers, are used.
But more and more there’s a different approach used. According to research, chiropractic treatment has tripled in the last decade.
Your Chiropractor Has Answers
In response to the ongoing epidemic of opioid pain prescription problems, the medical community has designated chiropractic as the “conservative first choice," ahead of medication or surgery.
If you would like to see how this works, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community. Licensed chiropractors help everyone from teens to seniors on a daily basis with pain and wellness solutions.
When you come in, your chiropractor will ask about your pain, your normal activities, and your medical history. Often pain in joints such as the back, neck, knees, ankles, shoulders or wrists can be caused by joint restrictions that respond well to a spinal adjustment.
Then an adjustment may be used to correct any dysfunctions in the spine. The adjustment is accomplished through the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.
Wellness and Pain Relief
The adjustment may create far-reaching pain relief, along with many other benefits, such as more awareness, energy, better sleep or better digestion.
Wellness is unique to the individual. As you evaluate your response to an adjustment you may want to map out an ongoing plan with your chiropractor. You may need ongoing visits to solve all of your issues, or you may simply want weekly 15-minute adjustments to stay pain-free.
I have known many people who have followed this path to wellness. They came in with lower back pain, sore knees or a stiff neck. As solutions for pain were reached, they stayed with their chiropractor to work on wellness issues, such as weight loss, stress reduction, or posture improvement.
Often, they brought their families in too, as their kids dealt with sports injuries, or the seniors in their family found their way through arthritic or sciatic pain attacks.
If you are looking for a wellness coach, ongoing health monitor, and overall support for health and wellness, your chiropractor is hard to beat.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community to get started. The Joint has simplified everything. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits easy, and no appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.