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Are you ready to jump off the gerbil wheel of pain and get back to your life?

Mar 2, 2022 -- Posted by : Dr.Harcourt

Get off that gerbil wheel of pain!

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If there was one prescription that could reduce the severity or even prevent dozens of diseases—including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis, some cancers, depression, and dementia—and it also had a low risk for adverse effects, who wouldn’t consider it? Good news. There is such a prescription. It’s EXERCISE! Click the link below to find out more about spinal manipulation posted by the experts! Things this link will provide you: what is spinal manipulation, why its used as well as common pain conditions that may benefit from spinal manipulation. 


In addition to better cardiovascular and metabolic health, adults who exercise have a reduced risk for poor mental health, better balance and joint mobility, a lower risk for disturbed sleep, and a reduced risk for musculoskeletal disorders like neck and back pain. Exercise also helps to bring nutrients to cartilaginous tissues, which can keep the joints healthy and reduce symptoms in patients with arthritis. These benefits help working-age adults carry out their daily work and family obligations, and they help seniors stay active and independent due to better cognitive health, a reduced risk for comorbidities, and a lower risk for serious falls.

Exercise also benefits young adults by improving their ability to manage stress and to perform better in school and the workplace. Several studies have even shown that children who are more active tend to perform better academically. Furthermore, teens who are physically active are more likely to be active as adults, which sets the stage for a lifetime of good health.

Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that only about half of adults meet federal guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity a week.  Additionally, 1-in-2 adults live with a chronic disease and about half of this group have two or more chronic illnesses. It’s estimated that meeting physical activity guidelines can prevent 1-in-10 premature deaths, 1-in-8 cases of breast cancer and colorectal cancer, 1-in-12 cases of diabetes, and 1-in-15 cases of heart disease. The Department of Defense has stated that 1-in-4 young adults who apply for a position in the armed forces is too heavy to be accepted.

While exercise is important for maintaining good health, it’s also worth noting that any intensity of physical activity is beneficial, especially when it replaces prolonged periods of sedentary behavior, which studies show can lead to a number of poor health outcomes.

If you’re already active, that’s great. Keep it up. If you’re out of shape and looking to get started, take it a day at a time and experiment with different forms of exercise to see what you like best so that you’ll be consistent. If aches and pains are getting in the way, contact your doctor of chiropractic so that he or she can evaluate you and work with you to manage your condition so that you can start exercising and get back to the activities you enjoy most.

So, if you are interested in no longer chasing your tail on the pain gerbil wheel and type in pain management near me, you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up. 

You may wonder, “Is There a Better Way to Address Actually Fixing the Cause of the Pain.”

Once you have experienced the frustration of simply covering over the pain temporarily, you may be more enlightened to the idea of fixing the problem and then keep it that way.  One description of such an approach is called wellness care.


Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at Coast Chiropractic Centers at (239) 278-3344 or stop by on your day off for a walk in visit and mention this article for an awesome discounted first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment. So if you find yourself experiencing lower back pain while running or doing physical activities.

If you feel like a gerbil on a perpetual pain wheel and you know it is negatively affecting your quality of life and keeping you from enjoying walks at Fort Myers Beach, playing golf, tennis, pickle ball or others, come see us at Coast Chiropractic Centers located on 7270 College Parkway. 



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