Do you feel like you just don’t have enough energy to get through your demanding schedule? Or maybe you start the day feeling energetic but you can’t maintain this feeling during a long day? Well if you do then you’re not alone. But you might be surprised to find out that the solution might not be an extra half hour in bed or another strong cuppa. If you are also fairly confident that lack of sleep is not the issue here, then the root of the problem could actually be that your muscles are working overtime and are constantly contracted and therefore using energy (tightness and pain)

If you want to experience having more energy and less pain in your life, speak to a friendly and experienced chiropractor today.

How overworked muscles in the body can hinder your energy efficiency

In the UK and in Western culture generally we have a toxic work (“hustle”) culture that promotes firing on all cylinders all the time. It causes many people a lot of stress and whether it be physical or mental, this constant stress is likely a direct contributor to our aches and pains. Because as we know, stress always precedes aches and pains.

This leads people to literally ignore pain and just get on with it in many cases. If you are experiencing a few niggles or stiffness and tightness, you might tell yourself something along the lines of, “Well I’m not in excruciating pain and I can still work despite this feeling, so it isn’t a priority and I will just ignore it and get on with it”.

This is not the right way to approach joint pain and ignoring pain and tightness will just leave you feeling drained. Generally speaking, if you keep stressing something painful in the body without treating it and giving it time to recover, the pain is likely to get worse over time.

Think about it like this, when we use our muscles, we use energy and this means we get tired. If the small muscles in your back are tight ALL the time, even though they might not be under extreme stress, if they are permanently tight then they are also permanently using energy. This constant drain on your energy supply WILL impair your ability to concentrate overtime if left unchecked.

Any pain or restriction in your usual ability to carry out daily tasks (Joint pain and tightness) is your body sending you a signal and you should listen! In the worst case scenario, tightness can cause your spine to come out of its proper alignment. Meaning you will not have a balanced distribution of weight within your body and it will have to work so much harder just to complete normal basic movements!

How a chiropractor can help you to overcome joint pain and tightness

From a chiropractor’s perspective, we view you ignoring your joint pain as if you were voluntarily carrying a dumbbell around all day, constantly contracting muscles that should be relaxed. Not only that, but if you keep your body under constant stress, it’s only a matter of time before something has to give. Don’t let it be your back, or something else painful! Luckily for you it’s our job to release these tight muscles and sore joints so that you can stop wasting energy just trying to function! Seeing a chiropractor can literally give you more energy to live your life, so what are you waiting for?

One of the most common issues we deal with is headaches that seem, to the patient, to be a total mystery. They have tried so many things but what we often find is that headaches can often be caused by something very simple, like tension in the neck and shoulder muscles

We also deal with a lot of back pain. If you have back pain for longer than twelve weeks I strongly recommend you see a chiropractor sooner rather than later. Because if you’ve been down the route of taking medication for a few weeks and you’re still in pain, your problem is becoming chronic (chronic pain is defined as twelve weeks or more)

Why you should see a chiropractor about joint pain and tightness today

You owe it to yourself to see a chiropractor about your pain or discomfort. Improving your energy efficiency will have a knock on effect on every other aspect of your life. It will also make it so much easier for you to exercise regularly, which is one of the most important things we can do to prevent joint pain and tightness in the long term. And then there’s all the family activities and hobbies you can enjoy again leading to overall happiness and quality of life.

Regular visits to the chiropractor can also help to (improve your sleep), meaning you are better rested and have (better energy levels). Pain and discomfort can cause insomnia, leaving you lying awake for hours. A chiropractor can help to get rid of insomnia by alleviating the pain that keeps you up at night. 

Improving your energy efficiency will also indirectly boost the central nervous system, which communicates with the rest of the body and influences other systems like the immune and digestive system. If these systems work well, the body doesn’t have to waste as much energy on trying to make them function efficiently and their ability to function healthily will improve.

Stop putting up with joint pain and tightness when you don’t have to!

It’s important to remain optimistic about joint pain and stiffness. You have no idea how much your energy efficiency could improve from a visit to the chiropractor until you go! So stop ignoring your pain and start living with more energy and more happiness today!

Find out how a friendly chiropractor can improve your energy efficiency and your happiness.