Photo: The front entrance to The Joint Chiropractic’s new location in Southaven, at Goodman and Getwell roads in the Kroger shopping center. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)
As the pandemic continues to impact the U.S., spine health has become concerning due to lack of inactivity and poor work from home settings. Did you know that chiropractic can help with pain relief and move patients toward a healthier lifestyle? Locally, The Joint Chiropractic – Southaven is now open, offering accessible and convenient chiropractic services. The new office is located at 3075 Goodman Road E. in Suite #3, near the Kroger at Goodman and Getwell. This is The Joint Chiropractic’s fourth location in Greater Memphis.
Americans are now spending more time seated than ever before, wreaking havoc on their spines. The body is made to move and as the nation’s largest provider of chiropractic care, The Joint is celebrating with a grand opening from now until Oct. 7, including:
• A free consultation, exam and adjustment for new patients by texting SOUTHAVEN to 56468.
• Door prizes, games and refreshments.
After the grand opening events, new patients receive their initial visit for $29.00, which includes the consultation, exam and adjustment.
“Spending more time at home can easily lead to an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle, which can add negative stress to the spine and create dysfunction, such as improper joint motion and altered nerve flow to and from the body,” said Dr. Pat Kolwaite, D.C. at The Joint Chiropractic – Southaven.
According to Dr. Kolwaite, if you find yourself sitting excessively, keep these tips in mind:
• Make sure to get off the couch, or out of the bed, because there is a lack of back support.
• Sit at a desk or at the kitchen table, so you can put emphasis on your posture and sit up straight.
• Set a reminder to get up throughout the day and move.
• Lastly, if you find yourself experiencing on-going back or neck pain or chronic pain due to poor posture during the pandemic, it might be time to seek chiropractic care.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control says that about 25 percent of Americans were getting their recommended daily exercise even before the pandemic. The less people move, the higher the risk to their health and wellness and the weaker their muscles get. As back muscles weaken, they cannot support the spine as they should. A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to weight gain, weaker bones, increased risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, and increased inflammation.
Millions of Americans have found relief from pain due to the benefits of chiropractic’s natural, drug-free approach to healthcare. The Joint Chiropractic is known for its convenient retail setting and concierge-style services. For patients, that means no-appointments, no-insurance hassles, affordable chiropractic care and accommodating hours of operations, including evenings and weekends.
For information on The Joint Chiropractic and its services, or to find one of our chiropractors near you, visit thejoint.com. To learn more about your first visit at The Joint, go to thejoint.com/what-to-expect.
DeSoto County News Service