Why We All Need to Know the Value of A Healthy Spine

 

Most of us act as if we were invincible, until pain strikes and we suddenly find out we are not. One of the major targets in this pain cycle in our society is neck pain.

The American Chiropractic Association tells us the neck begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. Incredibly, the cervical spine supports the full weight of the head, which is on average about 12 pounds.

While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.

Ways Neck Pain Occurs

The neck’s susceptibility to injury can stem from repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday wear and tear.

Poor posture, obesity, and weak abdominal muscles often disrupt spinal balance, causing the neck to bend forward to compensate. Stress and emotional tension can cause muscles to tighten and contract, resulting in pain and stiffness. Postural stress can contribute to chronic neck pain with symptoms extending into the upper back and the arms.

Seeing your chiropractor can be a valuable choice in wellness, monitoring your spine for health and providing solutions when pain shows up.

Seeing Your Chiropractor

Chiropractors are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners with their patient-centered, whole-person, drug free approach.

They believe wellness and routine chiropractic care should be as basic to our lives as healthy diets and daily exercise.

They offer the purest form of chiropractic care, providing full spinal adjustments using the diversified technique to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine.

Subluxations are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain.

It may also help with allergies, TMJ, arthritis, headaches and migraines.

During your visit, your doctor of chiropractic will perform exams to locate the source of your pain and will ask you questions about your current symptoms and remedies you may have already tried.

When did the pain start?

What have you done for your neck pain?

Does the pain radiate or travel to other parts of your body?

Does anything reduce the pain or make it worse?

As a wellness clinic, the chiropractic focus is on daily stresses, aches and pain without use of medications or surgery.

I have known many friends and relatives who have found this simple, direct chiropractic treatment to be the best way to maintain wellness.

Many of them started seeing a chiropractor for wellness visits in their thirties and forties. By the time they reached retirement they were still relying on their chiropractors for the assistance that helped them keep right on going.
If this direct focus on chiropractic wellness sounds just as great to you as it does to majority of the people in the U.S., make an appointment and find out more.

October is National Chiropractic Month and that might be the perfect time to see how chiropractic can work for you.

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