Prescription for Health: Nurses, Care Workers and Chiropractic

Love, care, empathy and dependability. These are the things that come to mind when thinking of a nurse. If there was one word that best describes your job it would be demanding. You are on you feet all day. People are depending on you. You have to think on your feet, sometimes in a moment’s notice. There is no room for error. You have to be ready when others need you, regardless of how you feel.

Based on job demands, operating at your peak performance is a requirement. From the seriousness of the emergency room to a simple visit in the outpatient clinic, you are the front line of defense. Most patients see you before seeing the doctor, so you are exposed to viruses and infections first. Getting sick just isn’t an option. You need a healthy immune system to stay well and do your job.

The human body is designed to stay healthy. Our immune system, when functioning at its optimum, is made to fight off, hunt down and destroy these viruses and foreign organisms like Pacman. When our immune system is functioning at less than its best, our health suffers and, as a health professional, so do those who depend on you.. That’s why it’s important to create the healthy habit of incorporating chiropractic into your lifestyle: To help optimize and maximize your wellness potential.

Normal job activities such as sitting, standing, bending, reaching and lifting can cause stress to your spine and extremities. This stress can cause joint restrictions, otherwise known as “joint dysfunctions” or “subluxations,” many times without you even knowing it. When spinal joints become restricted in movement, the rest of the body can be affected in ways you never thought possible. Normal nerve communication is inhibited. Your immune system suffers. Your health is affected. Your job suffers. Your lifestyle changes. Symptoms such as pain and discomfort manifest as your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Masking pain and discomfort will only provide temporary relief. For every cause there is an effect. Likewise, for every symptom there has to be a cause.

How Chiropractic Affects the Immune System

When one or more joints become restricted in the spine, it causes a lack of motion that, in turn, can cause an interruption of the nerve communication from the brain to the body. This interruption can affect the cells, tissues and organs of the body thereby inhibiting your ability to fight off illness. Licensed doctors of chiropractic (such as those at The Joint Chiropractic), referred to as DCs, apply a gentle, targeted movement to the restricted joints to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities, thereby enhancing nerve function. This highly controlled procedure is known as a chiropractic adjustment.

As a nurse, you must maintain the strength and health it takes to perform at your peak when others need you. This makes choosing chiropractic care as a “stay healthy habit” so important.

Did you know?

  • The central nervous system controls and coordinates every cell, tissue and organ of the body
  • Chiropractic care has been shown to produce reparative and preventative benefits
  • Chiropractic adjustments are highly controlled procedures that rarely cause discomfort utilizing minimal force and gentle pressure
  • Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive forms of health care available
  • Regular chiropractic adjustments reduce muscle tension, frequently producing a decrease in stress-related conditions

Isn’t it time you made chiropractic a regular part of your wellness lifestyle? Have your spine checked for joint dysfunctions. A life in motion, stays in motion, and a life at rest, stays at rest. Whether suffering from pain or not, keeping your body functioning at its peak may be one of the best investments you have ever made. More and more nurses are benefiting from routine chiropractic care. They are learning that chiropractic makes a much better vitamin than it does an aspirin. Discover how millions of Americans have not only found relief from pain, but also a pathway to wellness and a healthier, more active lifestyle by making chiropractic part of their healthy habit regimen.

About The Joint Chiropractic

The Joint Chiropractic performs more than three million patient visits per year and, with more than 330 facilities, is the largest network of chiropractic clinics in the United States. We provide affordable personalized treatment plans, and accessible locations with evening and weekend hours that make it easier to experience the benefits of chiropractic and improve quality of life. To learn more and find the clinic nearest you, visit thejoint.com.