Rev Up Your Engine with Chiropractic Care!
By Sara Butler
You change your car’s oil every few thousand miles. This keeps your car’s engine healthy and gets you more mileage out of your car. So, shouldn’t you do the same for your body? When you see your chiropractor regularly it can provide you with the express oil change your body needs to stay healthy, and here’s how!
The Oil Change
The principles of oil changes are fairly simple. Over time the oil wears out and becomes a less effective lubricator. Without effective lubrication, parts of the engine start to rub against one another and wear out faster than they should; your body works much the same way.
Over time, poor posture, the wear and tear of daily activities, and poor sleep habits can cause small injuries to occur in the soft tissues that surround and support your joints. The discs that cushion your spine begin to break down too, in a process called disc degeneration. If these things are left untreated, then the tissues become inflamed and your nerves become irritated, leading to pain such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
You can work to try and prevent this from happening by seeing your chiropractor regularly. The chiropractic adjustments help to keep your body aligned and help to prevent unnecessary wear and tear from joint dysfunction.
When Did You Last Have an Oil Change?
You and your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic will work out a treatment plan that will map out the frequency of your visits in order to treat any joint dysfunctions you may be experiencing. Regular chiropractic visits are always recommended for maintenance once the initial treatment plan is completed, too. These regular adjustments are a proactive treatment to head off any joint restrictions that can lead to dysfunction later.
Just like the engine oil your car needs, chiropractic adjustments help to provide lubrication to your joints and keep your spinal joints functioning at their most optimum levels. This is why many professional athletes see chiropractors regularly -- so that they can keep their bodies functioning at their best. You may not be an athlete, but you can still reap the benefit of chiropractic care to help maintain the health of your spine.
Discuss the ways chiropractic care can help keep your engine running with your chiropractor the next time you’re at The Joint!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.