The health of the spine and optimal body performance go hand in hand. When thinking about chiropractic treatment, thoughts of cracking, popping, or fixing spinal kinks are what usually come to mind. This is true; however, chiropractic goes much deeper than just adjustments. Regular chiropractic will help maintain overall/optimal health and prevent:
- Painful musculoskeletal conditions
- Other health issues
Learn more about the treatment options and benefits that chiropractic can provide.
How Chiropractic Supports The Health Of The Spine
The main focus of chiropractic is on the health of the spine. This is because the spine’s health is the base for all other body health aspects. When the spine is properly aligned, nerve energy/communication and blood circulation are optimized to support the body’s function. When the body is in proper form, the health benefits are numerous. These include:
- Pain alleviation
- Increased energy
- Increased productivity
- Clear thinking
- Improved biomechanics movement
- Improved mood
The chiropractic approach is science-based and is highly recommended for achieving positive health results.
Chiropractic builds up the body’s nervous and immune systems and strengthens the musculoskeletal system. What to expect from treatment sessions depends on each individual’s specific conditions, needs, and goals. Treatment can include:
- Spinal adjustments combined with other treatment techniques are needed to maintain the body’s health long-term.
- Understanding the causes of ill health/conditions will help manage and prevent issues. A chiropractor and a health coach can discuss positive lifestyle modification factors that will help like:
- Posture education
- Exercise tips
- Stress management techniques
- Sleep modification
- Developing healthy diet habits
Deep/Soft tissue massage
- Soreness, stiffness, and connective tissue flexibility problems are common with misalignment. Addressing these areas with physical therapeutic massage will help reinforce proper body alignment.
Prescribed exercise program
- A chiropractic practitioner will recommend exercises for strengthening and stretching muscles and tendons to support optimal body alignment and overall health.
Seeking treatment options for improved health, consider a chiropractic provider. They will address the root cause to help bring out the best on every level. Chiropractic providers will get the body back to its full potential. See what the possibilities can be.
Body Composition Benefits
Best Diet for Weight Loss
Life is about balance, and it is important to remember that all macronutrients are needed to function properly. Protein does not just affect muscle; it also acts on hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. Carbs are an energy source that the red blood cells use, and without enough fat in the diet, an individual can gain weight by eating more filler foods. The body is a well-refined machine that does not function on fad diets.
The function is obtained through balance and variety in a healthy diet. The best diet for weight loss is not complicated or high-tech. The focus should be on whole, unrefined foods, reduced red meat consumption, and plenty of vegetables. But, the food does not have to taste bad or have no taste at all. A too-rigid diet can make individuals more likely to revert to unhealthy eating habits. Try a salad with leafy greens, brown rice, sweet potatoes, avocado, black beans, and cilantro lime dressing. It may be a surprise how healthy eating can taste amazing.
Meeker, William C, and Scott Haldeman. “Chiropractic: a profession at the crossroads of mainstream and alternative medicine.” Annals of internal medicine vol. 136,3 (2002): 216-27. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-136-3-200202050-00010
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