Put a Spring in Your Step with Chiropractic
By Debra Rodzinak
Spring cleaning. A yearly ritual at our house. Getting the house aired out and cleaned after months of being closed up is invigorating. With the small sprouts of green popping up all over, the yard beckons me to get out and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.
But, with the inactivity of winter, the body can also need a spring cleaning of sorts. This is where your local chiropractor can help. A highly qualified doctor of chiropractic, like the ones at The Joint Chiropractic, can provide many people with spinal manipulations and adjustments that have a positive impact on the skeletal and nervous systems.
Causes of Spinal Stress
There are three main stressors that can cause pain and discomfort of the spine. Physical movements such as repeatedly turning the head to one side or the other can cause microtraumas in the neck vertebra. Changes in the muscles can be a result of the chemicals in the foods eaten. Stress can cause muscle tension. Any or all of these factors can cause pain and discomfort in the spine, back, or extremities of the body.
The Immune System
Even though the No. 1 reason patients visit The Joint Chiropractic is for lower back pain, a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders can affect the joints, nerves, bones, and muscles of the body. Adjustments to the spine can help the immune system work better. A better working spine can boost the immune system and help with chronic conditions such as asthma, arthritis, or even colic in babies.
The Nervous System
The entire basis of the chiropractic profession is the belief that the body can heal itself when working properly. Chiropractors want to treat the root cause of the problem, not mask the symptoms. Therefore, they concentrate on the nervous system. The main branches of the nervous system are contained within the spinal column. If this column is hindered by a subluxation, then the body cannot perform as intended due to the obstruction between the brain and the rest of the body.
If you are feeling the stiffness or pain from being immobile all winter and want to get your body in top shape for spring, drop by The Joint Chiropractic. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, cleaning out the cobwebs in your spine is simply a walk-in away.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.