Adjustment? But I feel fine?
Back and neck pain are the most common reasons why patients seek out chiropractic services. When a person feels fine they tend not to visit a chiropractor because nothing is wrong – right? There is ample evidence out there that clearly proves prevention in health care is what can keep people healthy and maintaining chiropractic care is no different.
Chiropractic care is a method of natural healing and this is because it helps to trigger the body’s ability to heal. What mainstream physicians don’t recognize is that in the human body is complex and when an ailment strikes complete healing involves looking at the body as a whole.
So how is it that if you feel totally fine you should consider an adjustment? Life has a way of taking all the daily stress factors and builds them up in ways we cannot notice. They impact our body in ways by far greater than we realize. Stress causes muscles to tense up and sometimes we don’t notice just how tense we are because it becomes ‘the norm’. A natural approach to dealing with life’s stresses should include regular chiropractic adjustments.
Our brain communicates through our body’s nervous system by sending messages through the spinal column. Our spinal column often takes a beating by sleeping in awkward positions, slouching, and sitting incorrectly. You may not know it at the time but the body feels the pressure of incorrect posture and over time will cause some level of discomfort. In some cases, people who one day wake up feeling a sore back put it to just that one night of not sleeping right, it could be a build-up of having bad posture.
Routine chiropractic care is a vital component of overall good health. Many people believe if you eat healthy you’ll be fine, yes and no; this is only one component of having good health. To maintain great health, imagine your body is a puzzle. The pieces are what are needed to be “whole”; this includes eating well, laughing, exercise, love, avoiding certain lifestyle choices, regular doctor check-ups, dental check-ups and chiropractic check-ups.
What exactly is an Adjustment
Another term used for an adjustment is a spinal manipulation. This is a primary chiropractic application that involves applying a certain amount of force in order to facilitate normal range of motions and to reduce joint restriction.
This is a procedure done only by chiropractors. They use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, rapid force to a spinal joint. An adjustment corrects structural alignment and it improves the body’s overall physical function.
Benefits of an Adjustment
Having regular adjustments can reward you with many significant health benefits. Some of the benefits include the relief of or management of:
- Migraine and tension headaches
- Stress and tension disorders
- Chronic injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Arm or wrist pain
- Back and neck problems
- High blood pressure
- Knee, foot and ankle pain
- Shoulder or elbow pain
- Sleep disorders
There are many other health ailments that can be treated using chiropractic care. Some of the ailments listed above may need more than just an adjustment as they can be complex.
Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is a firm believer in regular chiropractic check-ups. About three years ago he said: “We’ve got to let the people know that there is a necessity, not even an option, it’s a necessity to have a chiropractor. As much as it is a necessity to have a dentist, you should have a chiropractor for the family.” (You can hear him say this at You Tube.)
If you want more information on how chiropractic methods can benefit you and your family be sure to contact Chiro Med Rehab Centre in Richmond Hill. Our walk-in clinic is conveniently located at 10144 Yonge Street, just north of Major MacKenzie Drive in the heart of Richmond Hill. Visit Chiro-Med online or call 905-918-0419 for more information about our services.