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Health and Wealth in Plantation

Dr. Michael Piccirillo
November 19, 2018

Over the course of the past few years, the city of Plantation has grown in both population size and in median household income. With an increasing number of employees populating the city, and the property value in the area rising, Plantation is on track for continued growth.

For those suffering from pain in Plantation, the city's current socioeconomic boom is fantastic news. Studies have shown those experiencing money problems experience pain more frequently. Furthermore, those that are less wealthy and less educated not only experience more pain, but also more severe pain and greater disability.

The Link Between Money and Pain

Anyone who has experienced money troubles is fully aware of how draining it can be on a mental, emotional, and physical scale. While we typically acknowledge the way that our stress negatively impacts our mental health, we rarely step back to examine just how much our physical health suffers also. When our economic standing causes us distress, a variety of symptoms can occur:

  • Tension in the neck and shoulders
  • Back pain from protective posture due to dress
  • Trouble sleeping or insomnia
  • Muscle soreness
  • Fatigue

Six studies from researchers at the University of Virginia and Columbia University found that financial difficulties produce more physical pain. In a recent study of over 12 years of data from nearly 20,000 Americans aged 51 and over, researchers found that the severity and frequency of pain increases among those with lower levels of education and wealth. Likewise, these same individuals experienced pain-related disabilities, meaning that the pain interfered with the ability to do normal work or household activities, more frequently.

Current Trends in Plantation

The city of Plantation is currently experiencing socioeconomic growth, with employment, household income, and education all increasing. In 2016, the median household income of Plantation's 33,652 households grew Plantation grew by 1.29 percent, while the average in Florida decreased by 13 percent. In fact, Plantation's median outcome is now not only more than the state of Florida, but is also more than the median income of the United States as a whole.

When compared to other census regions in the south, Plantation has a relatively high number of students obtaining degrees. In fact, the number of students obtaining Associate's degrees is 5.18 times more than would be expected of the national percentage. There has been a 3 percent growth in the total number of employees in Plantation, expanding to nearly 50,000 workers.

Within Broward County as a whole, there are now 72 primary care physicians for every 100,000 people. At ChiroCare of Florida, we urge not only our patients, but all those in the South Florida area to explore treatment options they have available to them. As business and industry also grow, take advantage of new medical care opportunities.

Maintaining Wellness on a Budget

While the increase in education and employment in Plantation is certainly cause for celebration, it's also cause to hope that more individuals actively listen to their bodies and seek medical help when in pain. However, it's important to remember that no matter one's financial situation, it's possible to maintain wellness on a budget.

Stay Active

Begin by stretching daily. Keeping your body nimble and active is completely free, but invaluable to your health. Next, get involved in simple fitness activities. Staying active can help limit pain, as routine exercise increases blood flow and natural endorphins. Previously we've shared our favorite fitness and recreation destinations in Plantation. Take a stroll through the Plantation Botanical Garden, take your pup for a walk at Happy Tails Dog Park, or dive into aquatic exercise at the Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Be Proactive about Healthcare

Next, be sure to address the pain in your body before it becomes a chronic issue. Often larger pain symptoms are caused by an issue that would not have been exacerbated if a patient had received treatment prior. At ChiroCare of Florida's Plantation office, our practice accepts most insurance coverage. If you don't have insurance, we aim to keep our prices as low as possible so that they're easily accessible to all.

Unlike most chiropractors, the physicians of ChiroCare of Florida will not try to bully you into visiting our office multiple times a week for treatment that you truthfully do not need. Our chiropractors tailor treatment to what your individual body needs so that you won't have to worry about spending excess money you may not readily have available.

Plantation, it's time to break the mold. When time's are tough financially, it can be all too common to suffer pain in silence. As our city experiences a resurgence of its own, get yourself back in your best physical health as well. Contact ChiroCare of Florida today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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