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Chiropractic Care Can Be Preventative

By Paul Rothbart 

Chiropractic care has come into its own as a viable way to treat back, neck, and joint injuries. Many people have found relief and also discovered other benefits such as better sleep, greater mobility, and a boosted immune system. A fair number become regular patients. A lesser-known benefit of seeing a chiropractor is that it can also help prevent pain and injuries. This is why regular appointments can be more helpful than just going when you feel pain. Here are some of the ways chiropractic care can be preventative.

Helping to Prevent Falls

One of the most common accidents experienced is a fall. People trip on uneven sidewalks, stairs, or even on flat ground. Injuries caused by a fall can be severe. Better balance and healthy joints can help prevent these kinds of injuries. Through examinations, a chiropractor can find subluxations in the joints and spine and correct them with an adjustment. Your joints may then experience full range of motion and move more smoothly. This can help with balance and make falling less likely. A well-adjusted spine can help you maintain good posture which can also help prevent tripping and falling. 

Dealing With Pain

Although pain is one of the results of an injury, it can also be the cause of an injury. For example, pain in your left knee may cause you to favor the right when walking. The extra strain can cause an injury to that knee. The mind will compensate automatically and this type of injury is common. Chiropractic care can help relieve pain throughout the body. Without the pain, there's no reason to compensate and the risk of this type of overwork injury is significantly reduced. 

It's a Part of Self-Care

Staying healthy requires caring for oneself. The major parts of that are a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and good sleep. But it is also important to check regular checkups from doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals. Consider adding the chiropractor to that list. When you have regular spinal and joint adjustments, you are less likely to experience serious issues. A properly functioning body is less prone to the types of accidents that often cause injury. A chiropractor can also give you advice on stretching, exercise, and other steps to take to reduce the risk of pain and damage to body parts.

Chiropractic care has certainly earned its reputation as a curative. It can also be preventative. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that regularly seeing a chiropractor helps you stay pain-free and reduces your risk of injury.

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

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