Complicated Machinery Demands Careful Maintenance
By Sandy Schroeder
We all understand the need for qualified mechanics when our cars need work. But sometimes we forget that our bodies demand equally careful attention.
The problem may start with our own carelessness as we sit for long periods at work and spend the evening slouching on the couch. Or we may forget to lift carefully, and insist on carrying overloaded totes. As long as our necks and backs don’t complain, we assume everything is OK. But persistent pain often brings us face to face with spinal dysfunctions.
That’s where your local chiropractor can be an invaluable resource. The Joint Chiropractic's licensed chiropractors provide spinal tune-ups on an ongoing basis for everyone from teens to seniors.
How the Machinery Works
Your spinal column is made up of 24 independent vertebrae that allow your body to move, twist, and bend throughout the day. The spine also houses, and protects, the central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ in the body.
When two or more vertebrae aren't interacting correctly, a dysfunction can create pain and immobility, letting you know there is a problem.
Getting a Chiropractic Tune-Up
When you see your chiropractor, you can talk about your normal routine, any pain that you are having, and your health history.
Your chiropractor may use a spinal adjustment to evaluate the problem and correct any dysfunctions. The adjustment is accomplished through the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.
You may feel pain relief, and a surge of additional wellness benefits, such as fresh energy, better sleep or improved metabolism. Wellness is unique to the individual.
New Wellness Results
As you evaluate your results, you may be inspired to take everything up another notch, upgrading workouts, trying new stress reduction tactics, or rethinking your work schedule. You may also decide to use weekly 15-minute adjustments to keep the wellness going.
Many people bring in their families to do tune-ups and health profiles for each member of the family. Senior members of the family will appreciate the help with painful knees or aching backs. Children can benefit from posture checks, backpack tips, and school sports advice.
Chiropractic tune-ups are being discovered across the country. Not surprising, the use of chiropractic care has tripled in the last 20 years.
To put this chiropractic resource to work for you, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Nationwide, there are 370 clinics that handle over three million patient visits annually.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.