Chiropractic care is rooted in the idea that spinal health affects every facet of healthy functioning. This idea allows chiropractic to impact a variety of populations and age groups, just like the following mother/son example. Mom Renee was experiencing back pain – something more than 80 percent of people deal with at some point in their lives. In search of relief, she came across chiropractic care.
Relief Through Regularity
After more than a year of regular treatment, Renee has seen marked improvements in her pain levels, and is able to do things that back pain had previously limited. Now, as the mother of a colicky infant, Renee has utilized chiropractic care to help improve her son’s health as well. Her chiropractor explained that the spine – even a young one – can become subluxated, or misaligned. This can cause a variety of health consequences to manifest, including the discomfort and crying associated with colic. After gentle adjustments, Renee has again found chiropractic to make a distinct difference in her life – this time in the wellbeing of her son.
The reasons Renee and her son were able to benefit from chiropractic care are simple. A misaligned spine, be it in the neck or back region, can lead to a misaligned spinal cord or pinched nerve. This interrupts proper nerve flow from the brain to the body and vice versa, causing pain and discomfort. By adjusting the spine through chiropractic intervention, chiropractors help restore the body to its natural state, thereby encouraging normal operation of the nervous system and associated functions.
Tips to Start Today
There are some simple things you can do to promote spine health and overall wellness for yourself. These tips focus on good posture, as this helps you build strong supporting muscles for the spine, and limits the misuse and strain of associated tendons, ligaments, and bones.
– If sedentary or at a desk for the majority of the day, adjust yourself and switch positions often to distribute body weight and reduce isolated pressure.
– If on a long phone call, stand up and move around so you are encouraging blood flow and muscle strength.
– Remember to stay hydrated. Water helps hydrate the body, including intervertebral discs.
– Stretch often. Taking the time to stretch out, helps the body maintain and increase range of motion, and again reduces isolated pressure.
*Disclaimer: Always consult your physician or other health care professional before seeking treatment or taking related advice herein.*
Story Credit: Chiropractor’s advice to put your back into good health by Lisa Benoit
Photo Credit: mother child by Michael Kordahi. Used under a Creative Commons license.
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