While the first step to living a healthy and active lifestyle is a healthy spine, routine chiropractic adjustments aren’t just for the spine. Ailments like migraines, to bursitis of the big toe, and everything in between can be treated effectively and safely with chiropractic care.
Chiropractors possess broad skills and are trained to recommend the best therapeutic and rehabilitation practices to patients in their care. Everyone benefits from routine adjustments - from active adults, to growing children, to seniors, to athletes with chronic injuries. Even if you aren’t experiencing an acute issue and you feel “OK” on a daily basis, you can still benefit from routine chiropractic adjustments.
One of the goals of chiropractic care is restoration of the body’s function and prevention of injury. Committing to ongoing chiropractic care is a method of proactivity, putting you on the best path toward optimal and sustained health for your lifetime.
How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
Chiropractic care is a natural and drug-free pathway to wellness that encompasses your entire body. Even if your back doesn’t hurt and you don’t suffer from plaguing headaches, an adjustment is just plain good for you, on a very regular basis. No specific complaint to share with your chiropractor during your appointment? Not an issue! Your chiropractor will review your health history and perform a limited physical exam. Insight into your diet, daily activities, and exercise regime will be taken into consideration. Your body will be assessed top to bottom, reviewing your joints in your arms, legs, hips, and neck.
If you do present an issue, chiropractors can treat pain through physical manipulation and alignment of your musculoskeletal structure. This type of treatment directly addresses the cause of pain instead of treating symptoms. It allows your body to heal itself by putting muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissues like cartilage, ligaments, and tendons back in their proper place to positively influence your nervous system’s functionality.
Chiropractic Care Helps Combat Stress
Chiropractic adjustments directly affect the nerve systems of the body, which coordinate all your body’s functions. In turn, your nervous system also responds to the environment around you, and how you perceive it - especially in the form of stress.
Ah, stress… that nasty little five-letter word. Stress causes your body to create hormones that directly support your body’s stress reaction. These hormones increase anxiety and chronic inflammation while suppressing the immune system. These factors combine to contribute to your body’s increased physical breakdown and render you prone to illness.
Insert routine chiropractic adjustments, which counteract the reaction your body has to stress and its affiliates by stopping the stress reaction altogether, thus reversing many stress-related symptoms and issues you experience. Stress, you say, is a constant, reoccurring theme in life- it never goes away.
Just as exercise and proper diet are integral components of your health and should remain so throughout your life, chiropractic care should too. Stress and injuries will inevitably find you, but having a chiropractor in your arsenal for routine care is a surefire way to proactively stay ahead of life’s little curveballs.
This article originally appeared at blog.integracareclinics.com