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How Chiropractic Visits Can Aid Your Health

By Paul Rothbart

You know about chiropractors. They're those doctors that fix your back and neck with twisting and turning, right? Not exactly. It is true that chiropractors are skilled at manipulating the spine and joints to fix subluxations and reduce pain, but there is so much more. Medical research is constantly finding new ways that chiropractic care can benefit overall health, both mental and physical. In fact, there is a growing body of evidence that suggest that regular visits to a chiropractor may function as a preventative measure, much like seeing a doctor for physical or going for dental checkups. Let's take a closer look at what chiropractic care can do.

Pain Relief

This is what chiropractors are mainly known for, although many people believe it is only back pain they ease. But a licensed chiropractic can work on the entire spine, back and neck. They can also perform adjustments on the hips, shoulders, knees, and elbows. Chiropractic care can relieve pain in any joint. Let's face it, no matter what you do for a living, no matter what your hobbies are, life is going to deal you its share of aches and pains. My knees act up any time I have to climb a lot of stairs. Chiropractic care views the body as whole and treats its component parts in a way that help them to function together. Adjustments can relieve pain throughout the entire body.

Pain Prevention

A dental hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning that can help prevent cavities. A licensed chiropractor can perform adjustments for the spine and joints that can help prevent pain. This is especially helpful to athletes and people who are physically active. Running and jumping take a toll on the lower body and any kind of lifting is going to place stress on the upper. Chiropractic care can keep small problems from becoming big, painful ones. 

Basic Health Benefits

While chiropractic care is not the cure for everything, it can be quite beneficial to other health concerns. For example, many people find that they sleep better after a chiropractic adjustment. Without the joint pain, they relax more easily and fall asleep faster. As a result, they often feel more energetic and productive during the day. This can help reduce anxiety and stress as daily tasks become easier to accomplish. Chiropractic adjustments can also reduce inflammation which is a common cause of chronic pain. 

Chiropractic care is not just for ailing backs. It can act as a preventative measure that, hand in hand with regular physicals, can help you stay healthy and improve your quality of life. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment or health insurance. The rates are affordable. You may find that regular chiropractic visits contribute to a healthy, productive life.

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

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