Especially around holiday time, there seems to be an increase in aches and pains that people experience. From running around shopping store to store, to traveling more, the probability of someone wanting to reach for some sort of pain killer is higher during times of stress and busyness. What more and more people are learning is that by taking the time to pick up a more holistic routine of self-care and recuperation, they will experience less pain in the long-run.

Opioid addiction has been on the rise for a number of years, with death rates to prove it. When people choose to reach for a pill bottle rather than a routine that gets to the root cause of their issues, they may be setting themselves up for a rocky road ahead. Opioids are meant to be an absolute last resort in the world of alleviating pain, the last line of defense. A person’s first choice should always be one that not only will support them in the long-run, but will also not bring about possible negative side effects along the way.

Chiropractic care, for one, is a great way to alleviate the body from the new aches and pains that stress and holidays may bring. Think of the body over time. When it’s moving and hydrated, it’s essentially more lubricated, and moves in a way that is easy and peaceful overall. When the body is still for longer periods of time, without much movement or support, then you can think of it as rusted, or not so easy to move. With the help of chiropractic care, adjustments to the body can help alleviate some of that built-up rust and introduce more fluidity to the joints and muscles. Pills, such as opioids, offer immediate yet short-term relief. When opioids are your first reaction to aches and pains, you’re setting yourself up for a life of potentially chronic pain. With holistic care such as exercise, chiropractic care and acupuncture, you’re introducing new ways for the body to heal itself, without the help of any drugs or supplements.

Drugs these days come with a laundry list of risk and side effects to be aware of. Nausea, dizziness and heart palpitations are all real risks listed on various, big, name brand pain killer boxes. With chiropractic care, it is non-invasive and totally free of any dangers to the body. Usually after your very first visit you will leave feeling good and more able-bodied.

Our mission is to create happy, healthy and mobile bodies. Come in and meet Dr. Stover to see for yourself. Before you reach for the pain medication after you bend over to pick up one more gift this year, call our offices to set up you and your family’s next chiropractic visit.