Is Pain Setting the Course for Your Day?
By Sandy Schroeder
When joint, muscle or nerve pain impacts everything we do, it’s hard to ignore. Suddenly the day seems endless. Work gets backed up as messages, meetings and deadlines start to accumulate. Later, hot showers, ice packs or over-the-counter painkillers show up to finish the day.
But there is still a need to pinpoint the problem, and find a solution. And there is a solution out there.
Seeing Your Chiropractor
Findina a solution is where your chiropractor at the local clinic of The Joint Chiropractic near you comes in. The Joint is staffed with a dedicated group of licensed chiropractors who solve a wide range of problems every day. Pain in the neck, shoulders, back, hands, wrists, knees or ankles can be triggered by joint restrictions that may respond well to chiropractic adjustments.
Your chiropractor will explain how spinal health plays out throughout the body. The spine encases the intricate nervous system that serves as command central for everything the body does. When an adjustment is used to correct any dysfunctions in the spine, pain relief and wellness may be achieved.
The adjustment is accomplished through the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.
As you evaluate your results, you can decide what the next step should be. Maintaining pain relief may be achieved with weekly 15-minute adjustments that also become wellness sessions.
I have watched many friends and family members solve joint pain, and then keep right on going to lose weight, find new activities, or rethink their work habits. Many of those people started chiropractic mid-career. Now they are heading into active retirements, still counting on their chiropractors to provide the best ongoing support.
Findings from a study of the North Carolina State Health Plan, 2000-2009, show that care by a doctor of chiropractic alone or chiropractic care, in conjunction with care by a medical doctor, resulted in “appreciably fewer charges” for uncomplicated lower back pain than MD care with or without care by a physical therapist. The study was published in the 2016 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can be your ongoing resource for health and wellness. Stop by and find out more. An affordable care package replaces insurance. Evening and weekend hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.