Today me and my dad went to the chiropractor. I had not been there in like 4 years but I am glad I finally went back! I don't suffer from back pain or anything, but I like to benefit from a few pops! & cracks! It's great! It leaves you feeling like you can articulate all your movements with better flexibility. Well, just thought I'd share with you some of the benefits.
When talking about medicine, I often quote experts, as I am afraid to word something incorrectly:
"Many things in your everyday life can cause the 24 moving bones of your spinal column to lose their normal position and motion" --and you'd be surprised how many things!... carrying something the wrong way, sleeping on your stomach, etc-- "Chiropractors call this a subluxation. When these bones lose their normal motion and position it sets off a chain reaction affecting the spinal bones, nerves, muscles, and soft tissues. This results in degenerative changes throughout the body. Subluxations appear as many symptoms, including headaches, lower-back pain, pain in the arms, pain in the legs, and in many other areas that you might not realize could be affected."
Do you ever have headaches that seem random, or neck pain, or back pain? As good as a masage can be, try going to a Chiropractor one day. It's definitely not as subtle... don't be scared when it seems he/she will twist your neck and kill you like it happens in action movies, or when he/she applies a "bear hug-style" technique to put your spine back into place. They are doctors too and they know what they're doing. It doesn't hurt. The pops and cracks will most likely make you go "wow" instead of "ouch." Go for it :)
Short-term and regular chiropractic care have a number of benefits including:
- spinal and extremity pain relief
- headache relief
- ncreased mobility and range of motion
- decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
- arthritic joint pain relief
- increased joint health
- increased performance and energy
- increased sense of well being and relaxation
- increased balance and coordination
- reduced degeneration and risk of injury
- enhanced tissue healing
- decreased tissue inflammation
Enjoy your visit to the Chiropractor!