Chiropractic adjustments are most commonly made to areas of the spine that have been forced out of alignment due to auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and other jarring impacts. Many people are surprised to discover, however, that these therapies can also be beneficial for those who have not been involved in major impact events. Given that the spine is both the central support structure for the body and a major avenue for nerve to brain communication, keeping it properly aligned is critical for maintaining an optimal well-being and health.
Poor Posture and Repetitive Motion Activities
The average, modern person maintains a number of life habits that are not conducive to proper spinal alignment and health. Many people are spending long hours sitting in chairs at work, craning their necks over hand-held devices or computers and performing a number of repetitive motion activities. In fact, while spinal subluxations or injured and misaligned areas of the spine are commonly caused by impact events, repetitive motion activities and poor posture can cause the entire spine to become misaligned globally. Due to this fact, having regular chiropractic adjustments performed is often essential for offsetting the physical harm that is caused mere by day to day living.
The Widespread Effects of Spinal Subluxations
In order to fully understand the benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments, it is important to see how subluxations can impact overall functionality. Spinal subluxations and global misalignment can create nerve compression, muscle spasms, headaches, stiffness, inflammation and many other forms of physical pain. These injuries also impair communication that occurs between the nerves and brain. When nerve to brain communication is diminished, many physical systems cannot function properly. As a result, people can experience problems like chemical imbalances, frequent mood swings, lower energy levels and even lowered immune system functioning.
Gradual Improvements in Health, Mobility and Overall Comfort
Chiropractic adjustments are a gradual endeavor given that they are used to slowly finesse displaced vertebrae back into their intended positions over a number of separate office visits. These adjustments can create marked improvements in mobility and make the symptoms of chronic pain abate over time. Each visit is also an opportunity for patients and their providers to identify and discuss the lifestyle habits that may have caused subluxations or global misalignment to develop.
Recommendations for Improving Life Habits
Correcting unhealthy life habits is one of the most important things that chiropractic patients can do to gain and maintain optimal health. While making regular adjustments, many professionals are able to determine the specific habits that are causing spinal stress. Thus, patients can be given advice on altering their work habits, correcting their posture and limiting the amount of time that is spent using hand-held technology or performing repetitive motion activities. In addition to performing regular adjustments and identifying negative life habits, chiropractors can also devise abdominal workout plans for increasing core muscle strength.
Helping patients build stronger and more efficient core muscles will alleviate spinal stress in a long-term fashion while promoting better balance and improved posture. Thus, when visiting Apponaug Chiropractic Center for chiropractic adjustments and other targeted therapies, many patients are able to adopt habits that are conducive to lasting good health. Contact Apponaug Chiropractic Center today to schedule your chiropractic adjustment with Dr. Christopher Caliri.