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What Impacts Your Healing?

By Sara Butler

Most people come into The Joint Chiropractic for the first time to address an ache, pain, or another health issue. When you can tell something simply isn't right, you want it addressed as quickly as possible. That's why so many people fall into a trap of treating their symptoms instead of treating the underlying issue, which takes them down the road to over-the-counter pain relievers and quick fixes that only work for a short time. Chiropractic care doesn't work that way. Instead of covering the symptoms, the chiropractors at The Joint want your body to do what it was made to do: heal naturally. Here are some of the factors that can impact your body's ability to heal and how chiropractic care can help.

The Timeline

Your chiropractor works out a treatment plan with you after you've been assessed in order to treat the underlying issue. Many people wonder if they begin seeing a chiropractor if they need to keep going back. The truth is that the problems you're experiencing didn't pop up overnight and the treatment to resolve them won't cure you overnight either.

There's also the fact that some health issues resolve themselves more quickly than other issues. Chances are, you've had symptoms for years that you may not have recognized, even if it feels as if the symptoms such as pain or achiness showed up seemingly overnight. Long-standing health issues will take longer to treat and heal than more recent developments.

Your Health

It's also important to remember that your own overall health plays a factor. Is your immune system working as it should? What about your central nervous system? If you have joint dysfunctions or restrictions present that impede the ability of your central nervous system to function as it should and heal you, then that can delay your body's ability to heal.

There are other factors about your health that play a role as well. Do you smoke? Smoking restricts blood flow, which further impedes your body's ability to deliver nutrients and heal areas impacted by injury or illness. If you do a lot of sitting, that can cause issues too, as well as how much sleep you get each night, how much exercise you perform, and if you're at a healthy bodyweight or not. Each of these factors is taken into consideration by the chiropractors at The Joint when your treatment plan is created.

If you have questions about your recovery, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint today. They're happy to help you understand how treatment can help you and when you can expect to begin seeing results.

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

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