Millions of Americans experience achy joints and more! Whether at work, home, or play, the pain can range from a dull ache to somewhat disabling…and what is one to do?

How about popping a pill?  As a pharmacology instructor for over 30 years, I assure you that the pill is NOT the panacea it might seem. It is a short-lived band aid effect and it might actually mask something more serious. The goal should be not to mask the pain, but to identify the root cause and eliminate it so that the discomfort does not return. If you are willing to look beyond the four walls of your physician’s office, relief might be just a step away. Consider these alternative modalities for pain relief: acupuncture, chiropractic, and water.  Water?  Yes, water – because 8 glasses of water a day may minimize those achy joints.  Give it a try!