Chronic pain comes in many painful forms, from arthritic knees to carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia. But they all carry joint pain and muscle stiffness that demand solutions when they start showing up, 24/7.
If you, or someone in your family, is fighting chronic pain you may want to see what your local chiropractor and yoga can do to to naturally replace prescription or over-the-counter pain pills.
How Your Chiropractor Can Help
Today’s licensed chiropractor is trained to help you find natural pain relief. In a society that is facing a deepening dependence on prescription painkillers, it is not surprising that chiropractic is now the majority choice for most Americans and the conservative first choice of the medical community.
The American Chiropractic Association says chiropractic provides one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for treating back, neck, and joint pain of arms and legs, along with headaches, and other neuromusculoskeletal pain.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation can be incredibly effective in getting patients back on their feet faster than traditional medical care. For many families it is the first stop in wellness care. Stop in and find out how the Joint can work for you.
Try Yoga’s Natural Relief
At the same time, you may want to talk with a certified yoga instructor to see how yoga can help relieve pain.
Duke University Medical Center has been studying yoga’s pain relief powers for the past 20 years. They say yoga may relieve your joint pain, muscle stiffness, and overall discomfort, while simultaneously improving your flexibility, range of motion and muscle strength.
Yoga’s flowing movements help painful swollen joints more easily slide over each other, as they improve the body’s mobility and strength. If you have tried yoga, or observed a class, it is easy to see how slow, relaxed poses using focused breathing, could relieve pain without adding strain.
I started yoga several years ago when I was looking for stress relief. To my surprise, in addition to quickly lowering my stress, my balance became better, my body became stronger, and joint soreness went away.
If you want to try yoga as a possible pain reliever, talk with a certified yoga instructor and keep trying classes until you find the right one for you. Choosing a slow moving, gentle form of yoga could be a smart way to escape chronic pain naturally. You get all of the benefits of yoga without the side-effects of pain pills.
The yoga instructors involved in the studies suggested the cobra, butterfly, supported warrior, plank and downward facing dog as good starting poses for pain relief. Talk with your instructor about your pain to find the best ones for you. As always, check with your doctor before beginning new exercises.
As you look for natural pain solutions, stop by The Joint Chiropractic today and find out how easy it can be. The Joint has replaced insurance with an affordable care program. Fixed appointments have been replaced with walk-in visits and a flexible schedule including weekend and evening hours. See you there.
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