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Why Chiropractic Care is for Everyone

By Alexis Mills

There are many chiropractic patients who bring in friends or family for support or to educate them while they should also be getting their own routine chiropractic care. Most of the time people say that they don't need chiropractic care because they have a stretching routine, do yoga, or can pop their own back. What they don't know is that this is uneducated and they run the risk of doing terrible damage if they or a friend decided to "pop the back." 

Educate Yourself on Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is designed to make you heal better by making sure that the nervous system is communicating properly throughout your body. The results can be instantaneous. Also, just because you aren't feeling pain doesn't mean that you can't benefit from chiropractic care. Only about 10 percent of your nervous system shows pain, so you could have issues and not feel it at all. This is why regular chiropractic care is crucial for improving spinal health and strengthening the communication between the body and the brain.

Although yoga and stretching are healthy for your body, they should support chiropractic care rather than replace it event though all help to improve your body's range of motion. Chiropractic care helps target the motion of each spinal joint, out of which nerves emanate from the spinal cord. It's also important to realize that just because you can do crazy stretches or have a decent range of motion does not mean that you do not have internal issues that chiropractic care can help heal.

Never Pop Your Own Back

Intentionally popping or cracking your own back can create an injury and affect your joints. Chiropractors complete a 4- to 5-year post graduate programs to learn everything they need to perform these healing adjustments. When you direct a force to your spine it can affect all the surrounding joints and actually make your problems worse. You don't have the training, knowledge, or experience of the body to be able to correct your joints. Say you really do know what you are doing, it is practically impossible to accurately perform an adjustment on yourself also. By popping your own back or joints, it really does affect your whole nervous system and is much too dangerous. Look, even chiropractors don't give themselves adjustments; they use another chiropractor.

Make the wise decision to visit The Joint Chiropractic to get proper chiropractic care -- and for an affordable price! Even if you are active and regularly stretch, routine chiropractic care can benefit your health to keep your nervous system working its best. Seeing a professional will allow the body to heal itself more efficiently rather than doing further damage on your own. No matter if you are a toddler or in old age, chiropractic care is for everyone.

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

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