Chiropractors help millions of people worldwide regain control of their lives every year. Chiropractic care is designed to eliminate acute and chronic pain, increase flexibility, improve mobility and function, increase strength, enhance balance, and increase the overall quality of one’s life.
9 Great Reasons to Visit Your Chiropractor
To Improve Posture
Spinal and postural re-education occurs with rehabilitative techniques since the body’s proprioceptors have the ability to learn. Spinal adjustments help to improve postural and kinaesthetic awareness.
To Reduce the Possibility of Pain Due to Joint Dysfunction
Chronic lower back pain isn’t an injury but is a result of a downward spiral of inactivity and reduced functional capacity. Chiropractic adjustments are an effective and safe non-pharmacological alternative for relieving pain.
To Improve Athletic Performance
Chiropractic care leads to improved agility, balance, speed of reaction time, power and kinaesthetic perception. Even small biomechanical abnormalities result in a significant amount of stress on joints. Altered proprioceptive input interferes with normal patterns of motion, balance, coordination, and equilibrium.
To Prevent Spine Disc Degeneration
Lack of motion in the spine increases the tendency for disc malnutrition. The most critical variable responsible for the degeneration of discs is declining nutrition.
To Prevent Abnormal Nerve Signals
A dysfunctioning joint sends persistently disturbed sensory feedback to the nervous system, therefore existing motor patterns have to be modified. Impaired proprioceptive input is related to problems with the musculoskeletal system.
To Improve Organic Functioning
Chiropractic can decrease blood pressure. Function of visceral organs such as the heart, bladder, and digestive organs are influenced by nerve impulses from the spine.
To Increase Resistance to Disease
Nerve compression from spinal misalignments adversely affects the inherent capacities of the body during healthy and unhealthy states. Chiropractic adjustments positively influence the immune system.
To Help Reduce Muscle Tension and Spasm Cycles
Stretching the joint capsule of fixated joints can inhibit the nerves responsible for muscle spasms, cycles of pain and immobility.
To Prevent Abnormal Nerve Signals Resulting From Stress
Stress and muscle tension traumatize the proprioceptors (position sensors) causing abnormal nerve impulses.
Chiropractors can show you how to get the most out of your body so that you can get the most out of life!
Stretch of the Month
The Pelvic Stretch
- Start by lying on the floor on your back with your feet together and your knees bent.
- Place your arms on your sides and part your legs so that your feet are about a hip distance apart.
- Take a deep breath and allow the air to travel all the way down to your pelvis. As you inhale, lift one leg up from the floor keeping the knee bent.
- Even though your thigh muscles are also at work, your abdominal muscles should exert the most pressure.
- Make sure your hips remain flat on the floor.
- Return the foot on the floor as you exhale.
- Do the exercise three times on each leg.
Watching Television is a Health Risk!
It may be hard to believe that watching TV can damage our health, but there are many reasons that this is true. The obvious one is that time spent watching TV means less time spent doing physical activity. Many people watch over four hours of television a day, and that is frequently in addition to sitting at work for eight hours! The more the TV time, the fatter we are. Childhood TV watching is clearly linked to childhood obesity.
Weaning oneself and the kids off TV is tough, but when you do you have much more quality time with each other, improving family relationships. You will be healthier and happier, and the kids will be better adjusted socially.