We get this question all the time. I feel great! Do I really need a Chiropractor? The answer is yes. Our spine is the most important part of our body. It supports us, it protects and encases our central nervous system and we only have one. But if I physically feel great, why do I need a Chiropractor?
As we go through life, we put stresses on our spine. Big stressors like falls, car accidents and sports can cause subluxations. Small stressors like slouching and looking down all day can cause subluxations. Any impact on your body can cause a misalignment. We may feel great afterward and feel as though we come out unscathed but the reality is that we may have caused some internal issues that can lead to a structural deficiency. Many times after a stressor you may not feel the pain initially. It may take time and repeated use for that pain to begin. Seeing your chiropractor on a regular basis can help to prevent delayed pain and keep you in optimal function.
Believe it or not, how you sleep can affect your spinal structure. Have you ever woken up with a kink in your neck? That can be from a misalignment you obtained while you were sleeping. Do you sleep on your side with a pillow between your head and your arm? Sleeping this way can wear down the cartilage in your joint and inhibit movement in the long run. Maybe you’re a back sleeper, which is great! However, you like to sleep by twisting your lower body to one side. Learned behaviors such as sleep positions can put unnecessary stress on your spine and joints and lead to subluxations.
You may be subluxated and not even know it.
As mentioned earlier, subluxations occur throughout the normal course of life. Sleeping in the wrong position, falling, sitting and even standing the wrong way can lead to subluxations. Life is hard and we are hard on our bodies. Even our hobbies can cause misalignments. For example, for someone who loves to knit, the repetitive motions can cause wrist subluxations, much like people who work on computers all day. Their posture as they sit, hunched looking at their screens and the position of their hands on the keyboard can all lead to subluxations. Regular visits to your chiropractor can help you to correct these learned behaviors. Subluxations do not always cause pain, but they always affect your body function.
It’s a Holistic approach to healing.
We should look at Chiropractic care as a preventive instead of a reactionary medicine. Think of it as vitamins that we need to sustain health instead of medication that we use for disease. If you were to look at your spinal structure, you would see that your nervous system is encased in your spinal column. Your nervous system is the Grand Central station for all nerve and brain activity in your body. When there are “kinks” in that system, that’s when we see symptoms such as allergies, tingling in our hands and feet and a variety of other ailments. When we view Chiropractic care as preventative medicine, we are helping our bodies to function at an optimum level. If you think you feel great now, start going to a chiropractor and see how much better you can function and feel.
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