In a fairly intense technological world that moves quickly, it is often tempting for us to look for quick, easy, press-the-button solutions. That, in turn, often makes prescription pain medications an easy choice.
However, as we all know, the available pain medication choices have led to abuse epidemics in our communities that far outweigh the initial intent of relieving pain.
What to Do?
The American Chiropractic Association says the medical community has chosen chiropractic care as one of the conservative first choices to counteract the opiate epidemic.
Lots of people agreed. Now, a majority of Americans are seeking chiropractic care first, instead of seeing their doctor for pain medication or dealing with the risks and costs of surgery.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.
Your chiropractor frequently treats back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. He or she also handles family members’ sports injuries and backpack complaints. At the same time your chiropractor will be fielding other arthritic and posture complaints.
This hands on focus on spinal health forms the core of a comprehensive wellness center that seeks to find pain solutions and prevent them from returning.
Concentrating on the health of spine, the chiropractor uses spinal adjustments to look for misalignments, known as subluxations, in the spine. When those misalignments are corrected there are often far reaching benefits for the neck, lower back and sciatica pain. This wellness in turn may open the door to help individuals with allergies, headaches and other joint pain.
Seeking Real Solutions
Natural chiropractic care works to solve, not mask the problem. Many drugs merely numb pain. When patients stop taking them, the pain returns. The services of doctors of chiropractic, on the other hand, remove what’s causing the pain. So patients can get back to their active, healthy, pain-free lives.
I have many friends and relatives who have discovered the natural chiropractic path, using it over and over to fix pain, prevent injuries, and keep their busy schedules going. Along the way some of them ran into lower back pain. Others were stymied by carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. Whatever the challenges, they used chiropractic’s natural approach instead of pain medications or surgery to solve the problem.
If this sounds like a plan for you and your family, visit The Joint Chiropractic soon and find out more. The Joint provides an affordable care plan that eliminates the hassle of insurance, and flexible weekend and evening hours with walk-in visits. No appointment needed. See you there.
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