What Impacts Your Healing?
By Sara Butler
The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic help patients every day to heal from injuries. In fact, many of the patients seen at The Joint clinics seek out care because they have aches and pains or other health issues they need help addressing naturally.
Many turn to over-the-counter pain medications to help them deal with pain but realize that only covers up the symptoms without treating the actual underlying problem causing pain. Chiropractic care works differently, treating the pain by treating the underlying issue.
Every person heals differently but with chiropractic care, your body can function better and work more effectively to heal itself. Here are a few of the factors the chiropractors at The Joint know can impact your healing.
The Underlying Issue
One thing that can impact how you heal as well as how fast is the underlying health issue related to what you're experiencing. Some health issues can take longer to heal than others. Luckily, the chiropractors at The Joint focus on the whole person and not simply the problem you come to see the chiropractor about.
The Length of Time
How long something has been bothering is also another factor in healing. There are many issues related to joint restrictions that the chiropractor tackles that have probably been going on for long longer than you've experienced pain, so treating it is going to take longer than you may anticipate. Long-standing issues take time.
Your Overall Health
If your body is relatively healthy and your central nervous system free to communicate with the rest of your body, then your healing process should go fast. However, anyone who suffers from health issues may see a delay in their body's ability to heal itself. It will happen, but it may take time.
It's simply a fact of life that the older you are, the slower the body is to heal. You've probably noticed that something as simple as a cut healed a lot faster when you were a teen than it does now. Every decade you add to your age, the slower the healing process becomes.
Choices you make each day can have an impact on your healing too. If you smoke, eat an unhealthy diet, or don't drink enough water, then you can experience a delay in your healing.
Let the chiropractors at The Joint help your body do what it was made to -- heal itself.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.