Joint pain can quickly and easily get in the way of your life. It can impact everything from how well you sleep to your ability to walk. The good news is that you don’t have to let it. Our team at Central Alabama Spine Center is dedicated to helping you find the most effective treatment plan so you can get back to living your best life. Let’s look at a few common questions that we run into regarding joint pain.
Why do my joints hurt?
There is no set cause for joint pain. It can vary according to the patient, their health, and their lifestyle factors. For some people, autoimmune deficiencies can lead to joint pain. For others, it can be due to wear and tear, overuse, and injuries. For some, it’s due to being overweight, since that puts too much pressure on the joints.
Where does joint pain occur?
You have joints throughout your entire body and joint pain can happen in any of them. However, most people experience joint pain in the hands, knees, hips, and spine.
When should I get help for my joint pain?
Any time you have pain is a good time to seek help. If you’re reluctant to seek help too early, though, keep one thing in mind: pain should never stop you from living your life. If your joint pain has gotten bad enough that you can’t carry out regular tasks, it’s definitely time to seek help.
Can a chiropractor help with my joint pain?
A chiropractor can certainly help with your joint pain, though how we help depends on your needs. For example, a patient whose joint pain comes from an overuse injury will typically have a different treatment plan than someone dealing with an autoimmune disorder. Most treatment plans will include a combination of several treatments, such as adjustments, massage therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, and ultrasound therapy.
Is there anything I can do at home to help my pain?
There are always ways to ease and even prevent joint pain at home. Again, these ways will depend on the cause of your joint pain. Specific stretches and exercises, diet modifications, and similar things help many people. When you visit Central Alabama Spine Center, you won’t just receive treatment in our office. You will also receive recommendations for things you can do at home specific to your needs.
Find Joint Pain Relief in Birmingham, AL
Joint pain doesn’t have to control your life. Find relief with our team at Central Alabama Spine Center by calling (205) 868-3741 to schedule an appointment.