Joint Pain: Chiropractic Fixes What Ibuprofen Can’t
Face it: you’re probably a little hard on your body.
At least you are if you’re like most of the patients we see at Ascent Sports & Wellness Chiropractic.
You’re hiking in the summers, skiing in the winters, riding your bike to work, and running all year to keep in shape for your seasonal activities. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or just a person who appreciates what living in Brookfield has to offer, the reality is, most of the activities we enjoy have the potential to cause joint pain.
The CDC reports that 15 million people in the US live with joint pain.
If you happen to be one of those people, you know there are as many different cases of joint pain as there are treatments for it. The spectrum ranges from ibuprofen all the way to cognitive behavioral therapy. We want to live pain-free lives, but not necessarily at the expense of participating in physical activities. And good for us! We should be willing to experience a little discomfort in the pursuit of a happy, healthy life. But what do you do when your joint pain begins to get in the way of that pursuit? When you’re experiencing pain with each movement and making modifications that cause additional strains on your body?
Chiropractic care is a natural treatment option for general joint pain.
The approach is simple and the goal is clear: realign your body so your nervous system can resume communication without interruption and your musculoskeletal system can operate like it was designed to. Now you may be wondering, what’s my nervous system got to do with anything? It’s my knees that hurt, not my nerves! But your joints are part of the whole structure that is you. It’s all connected.
That’s what chiropractic care does — what we do — that ibuprofen cannot.
In fact, taking over-the-counter NSAIDs like ibuprofen without actually correcting the problem can actually cause more injury by allowing you to continue your normal activities while the joint dysfunction remains.
We treat your body as a complex interconnection of systems, not a hurt knee. We know your nervous system is tied directly to your joint health, and that when it’s interrupted it struggles to mobilize the operatives that will reduce your inflammation and restore your pain-free lifestyle. And because we know the value of every painless step, shred, and summit, we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that doesn’t start or stop in our office. Ready to schedule an appointment? Give us a call at 262-345-4166 or schedule online with our online scheduling app.