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Albemarle Chiropractic & Locust Health Center





Natural Pain Relievers

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     We hope you've had a fabulous summer, and are gearing down or up for this fall season!   A new middle schooler, Football, cheerleading, the new practice, Oh my!  We have our hands full and love mostly every minute of it!  Our Albemarle Office received some much needed renovations from the outside just this month, so please come by to check it out!  The practice has been around for over 40 years and we are proud to continue bringing health & well-being to our community!  Now...On to the Newsletter....

     Pain has many forms – you may feel it as a burn, a tingle, a sting or an ache. When pain is physical, your first impulse may be to reach for a pill. Let's face it, doesn't most everyone?  Prescription and over-the-counter painkillers can be dangerous and even toxic to your body which is why it’s important to explore alternative, non-invasive treatment options first.   There are natural pain relief options that can help more than a pill ever could.


  • Ideal for: muscle tension, anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, soft tissue strains, sports injuries

     There are many different types of massage. Dr. Jay & Connie will often do Trigger Point therapy on patients.  A small amount of sustained pressure is applied to a "knot" in your muscle.  We do this to your tolerance of course.  Sometimes we work on stripping the muscles or in the case of someone with Plantar Fascia we work on stripping the fascia on the bottom of the foot.  Patients love to hate us during this kind of treatment.  :)  Seeing a massage therapist is also an option.  Massage is effective for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension. Some forms of massage can leave you sore the next day, but the massage itself should never feel painful. If any part of your massage doesn’t feel right, speak up right away.  We would be happy to recommend someone locally for you should you need an opinion.


  • Ideal for: low back pain, arthritis, migraines

     A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that among 313 people with chronic low back pain, a weekly yoga class increased mobility more than standard medical care for the condition. This is because yoga is a mind-body exercise practice that combines breath control, meditation, and movements to stretch and strengthen muscles.  There are several places in Stanly County you can take a yoga class.  One is right here in our office.  Tuesday evenings & Wednesday at lunch time, you can join Dr. Connie for a slow flow & gentle yoga class.  If those don't work out for your schedule, check out our YMCA, FLOW YOGA in Locust, Yoga Fusion in Norwood or The Yoga Pilates Barre in Albemarle

     In addition to these alternative treatment methods, it doesn’t hurt to tweak your diet. After all, keeping your immune system strong is critical to keeping the rest of your body healthy. One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation doesn’t come from the pharmacy; it comes from your food.  "LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE!"   Try to avoid, or at least limit foods that inflame, such as French fries, soda, red meat, and refined carbohydrates. Instead, reach for tomatoes, olive oil, green leafy vegetables, nuts, fatty fish, and fruits.   If you feel like your body is harbouring inflammation, it will intensify your pain symptoms and prevent you from recovering.  Schedule a nutritional consult with Dr. Connie for help with gentler alternatives to your everyday over the counter meds & for improvements with your diets.  One of our most popular detoxes is the Day 10 Inflammation Detox.  Patients are losing weight, but most importantly avoiding the over the counter meds they were used to taking.  They also notice much improvement with their everyday aches and pains. 

Hope to see you soon!

Albemarle Chiropractor | Newsletter. Dr. John Eckman is a Albemarle Chiropractor.