Chiropractic care is not only about correcting physical issues within the body through a series of adjustments, but also about maintaining and promoting a healthy lifestyle. This dual emphasis on correction and wellness is what makes chiropractic a unique and effective alternative to pharmaceutical interventions. After a patient goes through a course of treatment that addresses the underlying cause of their pain or discomfort, he or she will transition into a maintenance program to keep the problems from returning.
This is much like getting a routine oil change or dental checkup to avoid costly repairs down the road. It’s always easier (and cheaper) to prevent a problem from occurring than to treat it after it has already developed.
Visiting your chiropractor on a regular basis can detect slight spinal misalignments that do not yet exhibit any symptoms. These can often be corrected through a series of adjustments and soft tissue techniques, similar to massage, that will reduce muscle tightness and increase flexibility and mobility.
The benefits of chiropractic care extend beyond the spine and into the joints of the knees, hips, arms, and hands. During a routine visit, the chiropractor will perform several hands-on or instrument-assisted manipulation techniques of the muscles, fascia, and ligaments to help break down scar tissue, and release stiffness in the joints of these extremities. Chiropractors are also able to identify muscle weakness that can lead to injury, and offer stretching and exercise modalities to improve strength, flexibility, and overall balance.
Chiropractic is also a powerful tool in the fight against stress and depression. Studies have shown that when the nervous system is properly balanced, the body is able to better manage these types of conditions.
Lastly, chiropractic is a great way to achieve mental wellness and maintain peak performance throughout your academic career. Students rely on their brains to process the information they need to complete their courses, and lack of sleep or poor posture can significantly impact their ability to concentrate and stay focused. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help with both of these problems, allowing the student to be a happier and more productive learner.
A healthy immune system is essential to keeping illness and disease at bay. Research has shown that a subluxation or dysfunction of the nervous system can interfere with healthy immune function, thereby increasing your risk for infection and chronic illness. Through regular spinal and nerve adjustment, your chiropractor can ensure your nervous system is functioning at its best.
If you’re interested in learning more about how your body can be maintained at optimal health, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll discuss your needs and create a plan to keep you in alignment this year!