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The Importance of Function

By Sara Butler

How you feel each day is probably how you gauge your health and wellness. If you're in pain, then you know something isn't right and you address it. But overall, your health and wellness aren't about how you feel at any given moment, but how well you function as a whole.

Pain is often the last signal your body sends to let you know that something simply isn't right. Aches and pains are signs that you may be suffering from a dysfunction that is impacting your overall function. How effortlessly and freely you move your body is one of the most important factors that will influence how you feel -- and it can help you to avoid pain in the long run, too. Here's what you need to know about body function and how the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help.

Moving Well

When your body is free from dysfunction, then it can work as it should -- pain-free and in unison. Your brain, nerves, joints, and muscles all work together to help you move through your day. When a dysfunction is present, then your body may be limited in its movements, such as the inability to touch our toes while sitting. That may indicate that somewhere in the central nervous system pipeline between your brain and the rest of your body, dysfunction is present that is keeping your body from moving as it should.

The chiropractor will do an assessment and look for dysfunctions. If they find any, then they will perform chiropractic adjustments to help resolve these dysfunctions and get your body to work as it was meant to.

Signs of Dysfunction

How do you know if you potentially have dysfunction that should be evaluated by the chiropractor? You can experience one or many of these symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis

This isn't an exhaustive list, only some of the most common signs of dysfunction that bring people into the chiropractor's office.

Strength and Function

After an adjustment at The Joint, function must be maintained. That's why the chiropractor often will discuss possible exercises with you that are meant to help increase your range of motion and keep your muscles strong. Once you know what to do, then you can work to keep your body functional between chiropractor adjustments and feel better as a result.

If you have questions about function, then talk to the chiropractor today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.

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