Promoting Overall Wellness Through Chiropractic Care
If you’re like most people, you probably think of the spine when someone mentions chiropractic care. However, the truth is that the procedures used in this discipline can improve your overall wellness in a number of ways.
The Important Role of Your Nervous System
You probably already know that your nervous system plays a very important role in your overall health. However, what you may now know is that the nervous system directly affects every other system in the body, too.
That’s because information travels between these systems and the brain through the nervous system. If the nervous system isn’t working properly, any number of problems can manifest.
Given the mind-body-connection and its effect on your overall wellbeing, you can’t take the health of your nervous system for granted.
How Your Spine Impacts Your Nervous System
In this way, it could be said that your spine also has a direct effect on all the other systems in your body. After all, your spine is the apparatus that houses and supports the nervous system.
If your spine is out of alignment or one of its discs is bulging, that could impede one or more nerves along the spine. This, in turn, could mean that the messages being sent to and from the brain are either delayed or interrupted.
The Spine and Mobility
The 24 independent vertebrae along your spinal column allow you to bend and twist. What a lot of people don’t know, though, is that the spine also plays a major role in everything from how you walk to your ability to sit properly and much more.
If a disc is out of place or the spine is otherwise not operating correctly, your body may be forced to find different ways to move around, sit, and lie down to avoid pain. Unfortunately, these types of workarounds will come with their own set of problems. In most cases, these scenarios end with worse injuries.
Overall Wellness and Chiropractic Care
This is why chiropractic care is for everyone – not just people with chronic pain or traumatic injuries.
Modern living means our backs are almost always under stress. Everything from the lifts in our shoes to the chairs at work can force your spine out of alignment. A lack of strong core muscles can be a major problem, too.
While you may not need chiropractic care because of blinding pain, you now understand how even the smallest problem in your spine could be negatively impacting your life.
Even if you feel fine, it’s worth scheduling an appointment with Eastlake Chiropractic & Massage just to be sure. After a single visit with one of our chiropractors, you might find that a simple adjustment was all that stood between you and optimal health. Call us today at 206-324-8600 to schedule your visit.
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