Photo: The main entrance to The Joint Chiropractic’s new location in Southaven, on Goodman and Getwell Streets in the Kroger Shopping Center. (Bob Bakken / DeSoto County News)
As the pandemic continues to affect the US, spinal health has become a matter of concern due to a lack of inactivity and poor work from home. Did you know that chiropractic care can help with pain relief and lead patients towards healthier lifestyles? On site, The Joint Chiropractic – Southaven is now open and provides accessible and convenient chiropractic services. The new office is located at 3075 Goodman Road E. Suite # 3, near the Kroger at Goodman and Getwell. This is The Joint Chiropractic’s fourth location in the greater Memphis area.
Americans now spend more time sitting 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 a grand opening now through October 7th, including:
• A free consultation, examination and adjustment for new patients via SMS to SOUTHAVEN at 56468.
• Door prizes, games and refreshments.
After the grand opening events, new patients get their first visit for $ 29.00, which includes counseling, evaluation, and fitting.
“Spending more time at home can easily lead to an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle that can put negative stress on the spine and lead to dysfunction, such as incorrect joint movements and altered nerve flow to and from the body,” said Dr. Pat Kolwaite, DC at The Joint Chiropractic – Southaven.
According to Dr. Kolwaite, here are some tips to keep in mind when sitting excessively:
• Make sure to get up from the couch or out of bed as the back support is missing.
• Sit at a desk or kitchen table so that you can emphasize your posture and sit upright.
• Set a reminder to get up and move around throughout the day.
• If you have persistent back or neck pain, or chronic pain due to poor posture during the pandemic, it may be time to seek chiropractic care.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control said 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 well-being and the weaker their muscles become. When the back muscles weaken, they cannot support the spine as it should. Sedentary lifestyles have been linked to weight gain, weaker bones, an increased risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, and increased inflammation.
Millions of Americans have experienced pain relief because of the benefits of chiropractic’s natural, drug-free approach to health care. The Joint Chiropractic is known for its convenient shopping environment and concierge service. For patients, this means no appointments, no insurance, affordable chiropractic care and acceptable opening times, even in the evenings and on weekends.
For information about The Joint Chiropractic and its services, or to find one of our chiropractors near you, visit thejoint.com. To find out more about your first visit to The Joint, go to thejoint.com/what-to-expect.
DeSoto County Intelligence Service