Does any of this sound familiar?
After waking up with a stiff neck, you notice every tiny movement you make for several days.
Sudden, agonizing back pain consumes you after leaning over to pick up something. It’s almost impossible to find relief whether you’re standing, sitting or lying down.
A constantly aching back or neck, which might be related to anything from an old auto accident to repetitive motion, is making it more and more difficult to tackle work and activities that used to be easy.
You just want the pain to stop.
It’s maddening how back and neck pain can take away from every part of your life.
You might dread doing simple things like standing up to answer the phone, or turning your head to talk to a friend or colleague at a meal.
Yet family, colleagues and friends are still counting on you. Some of them may understand what you’re going through and go out of their way to help. Others might look at you with a blank stare and expect you to just get things done. And everyone seems to have an opinion about the best solution or cure. Painkillers. Acupuncture. Surgery. Ice. Heat. Massage. Stretching. Rest. Chiropractic. You often hear different advice from everyone you talk to. And you’re left scratching your head about the best way to get back to your regular lifestyle.
5 benefits of chiropractic adjustment
While many different treatment options may provide some relief, chiropractic adjustments and treatments are the go-to option for millions of people around the world. Why? Because adjustments are not only non-invasive and cost effective, they work. Here are five reasons why.
1) Speeds pain relief
Chiropractors can usually quickly identify the mechanical issues that are causing your spine-related pain and provide some near-immediate relief with a series of adjustments. Patients often walk out of appointments feeling noticeably better and report that their symptoms go away faster than when they use other treatments.
2) Restores motion in your joints
Part of the reason chiropractic adjustments can be so effective is because they help restore movement to areas that have “locked up” and may be impinging nerves. When your chiropractor makes an adjustment, it can help coax the muscles surrounding stiff joints to relax, which is important to restoring normal mobility.
3) Helps your body function to its fullest potential
Chiropractic adjustments treat more than just localized pain. By helping restore normal function and movement to entire parts of your body, adjustments can have an impact on your overall ability to move efficiently and with full strength.
4) May help with overall well-being and stress reduction
When you’re in pain and can’t go about your regular or favorite activities, it can be hard on your body and mind. For example, stress about not being able to do your job could lead to increased blood pressure. Discomfort could lead to trouble sleeping. Not to mention, you may not be able to do your regular exercise routine. Adjustments can help you maintain better overall health by helping speed your recovery.
5) Works for new or old trauma
It doesn’t matter if you have a recent back or neck injury or have been dealing with chronic pain, chiropractic adjustments can provide quick, noticeable relief. They can even help reduce pain and restore mobility in your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and feet. So if you tweaked your shoulder, sprained your ankle, are dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome in a wrist, or other issues in your extremities, consider chiropractic for a non-invasive way to reduce pain and get back to full strength faster.
Considering giving it another day or three?
One of the things we hear a lot is, “Wow, I wish I had come in sooner.” It’s understandable. People often think that their pain will subside tomorrow or the next day and resolve to wait it out. Or they think they just don’t have time. But they often don’t consider how waiting impacts their overall lifestyle.
What’s the emotional cost of being in constant pain for several days or weeks?
What is the cost of not being able to perform at work?
What’s the cost of not being able to have fun with friends or family?
That’s another great thing about chiropractic adjustments. Not only do they speed relief—they don’t come with the eye-popping price tag of other types of medical care. So whether or not your insurance covers chiropractic, it’s worth calling to see chiropractic care could fit into your schedule and budget.