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The Fundamentals of Chiropractic

By Genevieve Smith

On the fence about chiropractic? It’s great for athletes and leisurely folk alike. Helpful for both endurance and upkeep, chiropractic seeks to serve your joints through regular care. Joints become lubricated through manual adjustments, which encourages them back into their rightful place. Wear and tear can lead joints to stray from the spot they’re supposed to be in, causing stress. Some of the most successful sports teams in the world have a chiropractor on staff, and there is undoubtedly a solid reason why. Studies show the measurable success of chiropractic when it comes to combatting lower back pain, in particular. If you’re new to chiropractic, let’s cover some of the basics!

Fundamentals of Chiropractic

General care and maintenance for your joints can be equated to visits to the dentist. As chiropractic is a relatively newer practice, it continues to rise in the minds of health experts regarding the need to get adjusted regularly. While research presses on, findings support how well chiropractic combats lower back pain. In fact, the state of New Hampshire is working to get chiropractic covered by health insurance for just this use! Meanwhile, general care helps with agility and flexibility, reducing pain and encouraging the proper placement of joints to reduce injury.

How It’s a Boost to Athletes

Chiropractic adjustments help athletes by restoring joints to their proper placement. This discourages joint injury by ensuring joints are supported by alignment. Once you become injured, chiropractic can help by increasing blood flow to the damaged area, speeding up recovery time. Regular manual adjustments leave athletes with higher endurance and increased accuracy of their musculoskeletal structure, allowing them to be better at what they love to do.  

How to Encourage Health Outside the Office

Inflammatory foods exacerbate pain, so avoid them. Oftentimes, a chiropractor can recommend exercises to do at home, so be sure to stick to them for a steady recovery. When it comes to athletics, of course be sure to train smart. Always warm up pre-workout and stretch after, and not the other way around. Never push beyond your limits, and change up which area of the body you’re working on from day to day, so as not to strain one area. Micro-tears add up, and result in injury.    

Manual adjustments encourage your body to work more efficiently by keeping joints in their rightful place. If chronic pain is holding you back, consider giving chiropractic a try. The Joint is even open weekends to serve your needs. What with affordable pricing plans and a friendly, knowledgeable staff, there’s no reason not to stop by and learn more! Help your joints find their best groove and step into The Joint today.

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


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