Undoing the Damage of Poor Spinal Health
By Donna Kostiew
Have you ever been in that awkward position of saying or doing something that you simply wish you could just undo? Haven’t we all, really? There are so many examples … that bad haircut, those hurtful words, the crazy dare you accepted … the list could go on and on of things that can’t be undone.
Luckily there is one thing that can be undone and it can change your life for the better. You just need the help of your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.
Undoing the Damage to Your Body
Unfortunately, we tend to inflict years and years of abuse onto our bodies as we go through life and our spine, neck, and joints usually take the brunt of it. But there is good news to be had! The body has an innate ability to heal itself and barring anything extreme, chiropractic care has been shown to help restore its health … to undo some of the damage.
How Chiropractic Care Helps
There are several ways that chiropractic care helps undo the damage from years of abuse. Let’s look at a few here.
Addresses the root of the problem – There are a number of health issues that are rarely corrected at the source of the problem and are simply masked with medication. When you take pain medications, you feel better. And when you feel better, you may not be so obliged to change any damaging behaviors. Chiropractic care addresses the source of the problem and helps to correct any damaging behavior that may contribute to your pain so that you can have long-lasting relief.
Arthritis and joint pain – The main focus of a chiropractor is to bring proper alignment and function within the joints. By doing so, the process that causes arthritis can be slowed down or even potentially stopped. Studies have shown that when a joint is stuck for even a short amount of time, it causes small tears in the disc which is often the first step in the arthritic process. If you were on pain medications and left this unchecked because it didn’t hurt anymore, imagine how much damage could be done.
Removes nerve interferences - The adjustments your chiropractor performs properly align the spine, which is crucial to proper form and posture. Chiropractic care also encourages a healthy nervous system which stimulates and allows the body to recuperate on its own.
Reduces the need for medications and surgeries – Although there is often a need for certain medications and surgeries, there are always additional health risks or potential addiction issues that can come with them. So not only can chiropractic care correct some of the damage your body has sustained over the years, it can also help prevent potential complications from these other options.
Your chiropractor won’t be able to do anything about that bad haircut … but they will offer a comprehensive approach to your overall health and wellness that will make a significant change in your life.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lakewood, Colo.