It’s easy to remember to see the doctor or drink extra fluids when you are sick, but we all find it much more difficult to take good care of ourselves when everything seems to be going well. However, the more you focus on making healthy choices every day, the more you can avoid future injury or re-injury down the road. Regular chiropractic care is just one step you can make towards a healthier everyday life.
Your spine houses and protects your spinal cord. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that regulates your body functions. These nerves are very sensitive to pressure. As you move (or don’t move) throughout the day, your spinal vertebrae can become misaligned, which can put pressure on your spinal cord. This pressure can lead to injury or other conditions like chronic headaches or intestinal distress.
Through regular spinal examinations and adjustments, you can help prevent spinal misalignments that may interfere with your body functions. This will help keep your spine flexible, increase your energy level, and foster a healthier nervous system, which in turn reduces your risk of injury. Regular care also allows your chiropractor to catch small problems before they become large and potentially serious issues. It can also help you decrease your reliance on pain and other medications.
If you have a very physical job or a history of injury, poor posture, or chronic headaches or illness, consider adding regular adjustments to your routine to help boost your overall health. When you combine regular adjustments with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise, you set yourself up to stay well.