The simple truth is that most people don’t seek out chiropractic care until they’re in pain. Whether the pain arises from an injury, an accident, or from a genetic predisposition that they were either born with or developed over time due to lifestyle, unless something is “wrong,” most individuals don’t feel the need to seek out care. This can be unfortunate, as pre-existing imbalances in the posture and spine often don’t reveal themselves until years have passed or until a precipitating event triggers the imbalance to appear. Many individuals believe themselves to be in peak health or physical condition, only to realize after seeking chiropractic care that they had simply adapted to a subpar baseline of health that they didn’t know could be higher. So, when it comes to the question of whether or not healthy people should seek chiropractic care, the answer is always a resounding YES!
Chiropractic care can raise your baseline level of health.
Few people realize that the baseline level of health that they experience on a day-to-day basis can be improved. Many individuals feel that they are already fulfilling their responsibilities to their body to maintain health by engaging in physical exercise and eating healthful diets. In most cases, it is believed that lifestyle is largely the extent of our ability to maintain our health, without realizing that there is another way to support their optimal health levels – through chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is the ideal supplement to a healthful lifestyle. Irrespective of whether an individual is primarily health conscious or not, chiropractic care can help raise the baseline of their health in many ways. Chiropractic care can improve the function of several body processes by increasing circulation, facilitating detoxification, balancing the distribution of hormones and nutrients, regulating the heart’s rhythm, and soothing the nervous system. In addition to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the body’s systems, chiropractic care also produces very tangible physical benefits, including increased mobility, decreased pain, better flexibility, and serves as a supportive treatment to other kinds of therapeutic care, such as physical therapy and massage therapy.
Chiropractic care can improve your physical performance.
Chiropractic care works to realign joints and bones within the body, as well as decompress nerves, release muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and detoxify stagnant areas of the body. For individuals who rely on their physical performance, chiropractic care can make a significant difference in endurance, explosiveness, flexibility, speed, mobility, and adaptability.
Chiropractors use a variety of treatments to improve the body’s structure, alignment, and energy flow. Your expert chiropractor may choose to employ Chiropractic BioPhysics®, a form of chiropractic care that focuses specifically on the long-term realignment of the bones and joints. Alternatively (or in conjunction with Chiropractic BioPhysics®), your chiropractor may recommend adjustments, manual muscle and tissue manipulation, chiropractic massage, or any other number of treatments customized for your body’s needs.
Ultimately, by boosting the health and alignment of the physical body, as well as the energy flow, chiropractic care is the perfect companion to increasing wellness and performance outcomes.
Chiropractic care can improve your mental performance.
Chiropractic care isn’t just for the body—it also benefits the mind. The mind, which is controlled in large part by the central nervous system (CNS) of the body, is directly affected by chiropractic care. When a hands-on manipulation or adjustment takes place, or a spinal traction session in which bones and joints are moved back toward optimal alignment, the structure of the nervous system is moved back toward its optimal capacity and efficiency. This means that nerve channels and bundles are decompressed, previously bruised and pinched nerves are restored to health, and the flow of electrical impulses is regulated within the body through the nervous system.
What does this mean for the mind? This means that cognitive performance becomes enhanced due to the improvement in communication across the nervous system (both central and peripheral). Beyond the nervous system, cognitive performance is also supported through the influx of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) which often floods the brain area as the result of an expert chiropractic adjustment. CSF is known to remove waste and toxins from the brain and supply the brain with oxygen and nutrients.
Chiropractic care can boost your immune system.
Chiropractic care is a significant supporter of ideal immune system function. By increasing flow in the body – flow of energy, flow of blood, and flow of lymph – chiropractic care combats stagnation and allows the body to purge any toxins and waste that have accumulated in joints, tissues, and near organs. Expert chiropractic care loosens up areas of the body that have been squeezed, crushed, flattened, and divided as a result of misalignment, lack of physical activity, or stiffness and injury. This allows the flow of lymph and white blood cells to regulate within the body, reaching areas that may have previously been difficult to access. In addition to helping decrease inflammation, this can also boost the immune system’s ability to ward off infection.
Chiropractic care can eliminate pain.
One of the primary reasons that people seek out chiropractic care is due to pain. The pain can be chronic or acute; have appeared suddenly or have gradually increased over time. Types of pain that people seek chiropractic care for includes back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, head pain (from migraines), knee pain, ankle and wrist pain, or pain in the fingers, joints, and extremities.
Chiropractic care addresses pain by treating the root cause. By realigning the joints in the area local to the pain, as well as moving the body’s bone structure back into alignment, muscles, tendons, and ligaments which are strained can be restored to their original functions. When parts of the body struggle to compensate for misalignment in the spine and bone structure, there is often accompanying pain and inflammation. Chiropractic care can help reduce or eliminate pain that originates from misalignment and other causes.
If you’re in the best health of your life and want to raise that baseline even higher, chiropractic care is exactly what you are looking for. Likewise, if you’re looking to improve your well-being and your comfort in your body, chiropractic care can provide you with the opportunity to address imbalances at the root and help get you to the best health of your life. Find your expert chiropractor today!