Importance of Spinal Check-ups
As a society we are conditioned, and with good reason, to get an annual physical check-up as a preventative measure with helping to stay healthy. We are also are conditioned to see a dentist on a regular basis to keep our teeth and gums healthy. Many people also go to their optometrists on a regular basis to ensure good ocular health. All of the above are very important in order to detect problems before they start. What seems to take a back seat to prevention is the importance of regular spinal check-ups.
The spine is a critical component of your body. Without it, you could not keep yourself upright or even stand up. The spine provides your body with structure and support allowing you to move about freely and to bend with flexibility. Within the spine is your spinal cord, a column of nerves that connects your brain with the rest of your body, allowing you to control every movement. Without a spinal cord, you could not move any part of your body, and your organs could not function. This is a compelling reason as to why keeping your spine healthy is vital.
Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Care
The overall goal of chiropractic care is to improve musculoskeletal health, which impacts your quality of life. Perhaps you may already know you have some health issues but are not sure what. When a chiropractor improves your body’s biomechanical dysfunctions, there can be a plethora of unexpected benefits. Even if there are no issues, a check-up can detect if a problem may be on the horizon.
Improved immune function . . .
A healthy immune system is really important for many reasons. The nervous system regulates cell functions, but even the slightest misalignment can interrupt the process, and this has a ripple effect on the immune system’s ability to fight off viruses. Chiropractic care can restore function to the nerves to ensure your cells are functioning well.
More energy . . .
When the body is sore, joints and muscles tense up often resulting in inflammation. This tension and pain interferes with your well-being. Chiropractic care can help reduce joint and muscles discomfort providing a vitality boost.
Improved digestion . . .
As mentioned earlier, the nerves running through the spine control all functions, including digestion. If the vertebrae are misaligned, your nerves may signal for more acid which leads to acid reflux, gas, and heartburn. Chiropractic care can help to ease stomach issues by an examination of the thoracic spine.
Easier breathing . . .
The lungs rely on proper nerve function. When there is a misalignment in your cervical and thoracic spinal regions, it can result in lung problems. Chiropractic correction of these issues can help correct issues such as inflammation and help you breathe easier.
Better balance and coordination . . .
As we get older something as simple as maintaining balance can become a problem. The more durable and healthy the spine is, the easier it is to maintain good balance, possibly preventing an injury due to instability like a slip and fall. While activities like tai-chi and regular exercise can help keep the core and leg muscles strong, chiropractic care can also help improve coordination and balance.
Healthier pregnancies . . .
Countless women have praised chiropractic care in helping them have healthier pregnancies and easier deliveries. Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy which impact the nervous system. The weight gain places pressure on the spine which can create discomfort. Regular chiropractic care can ensure both a healthier mother and baby.
Improved range of motion . . .
Regular chiropractic care provides an improved range of motion and this is really important given today's sedentary lifestyles. It is really important to get regular exercise but sometimes this is not enough. Chiropractic care can help you move easier and get through daily activities with less effort.
In addition, regular chiropractic spinal check-ups can:
- Improve joint mobility, function and health.
- Decrease degeneration of the joint and connective tissues (arthritis).
- Strengthen the immune system.
- Improve individual organ system function (heart, lung, sinuses, digestive, etc).
- Increase energy, vitality and improves sleep.
- Decrease the adverse effects of stress.
- Improve athletic performance.
- Improve cognitive ability.
There is not a doubt that getting regular spinal check-ups is just as important to your overall well-being as getting an annual physical check-up and regular dental care. Make an appointment soon to get a spinal check-up and you'll soon join the millions who have already discovered the benefits of regular chiropractic care.
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