If you think that chiropractic is just for back pain, consider that it can affect your overall health.
Most people go to chiropractors because they have some type of back pain. It is true chiropractic helps back pain. However, chiropractors are much more than back doctors. They are first and foremost nervous system doctors. With spinal adjustments, the entire brain and nervous system are impacted. The spine is the “container to the nervous system.” If there are blockages, meaning not all joints are moving correctly, there can be an impact on the brain, nerves, muscles, and organs that the nerves supply. If the blockages are cleared and the messages in the nervous system can flow freely, it will impact the health of not only the spine, but the health of your arms, legs, muscles, and organs.
Most people wait until they experience unbearable pain to see the chiropractor. Instead of being proactive, they embrace reactivity. Pain is often a signal that something is going on, but it doesn’t often affect only at a spinal level. Most people stop going to the chiropractor when they are out of pain. Maybe they forget or maybe they don’t know that a visit to the chiropractor can be a wellness experience. Chiropractors can give great insights into nutrition, exercise, stress strategies, and ways to help reverse the effects of the aging process and boost the immune system.
“Going to a chiropractor just for pain relief is like robbing a bank and only taking the pens.”
– Keith Wassung
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Having a chiropractor who can address your lifestyle needs and health is essential for being well and staying well. Great chiropractors are a wealth of information with deep insight into how the body works. Start thinking of your chiropractor as a wellness professional. As with any profession, there are good ones and great ones. Find great ones by asking others whom they like, or if you are moving, ask your chiropractor to recommend someone in another city.
The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days!, by Fabrizio Mancini, is an inspiring view of chiropractic, which includes helpful self-care tips.
“The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy is available for thinking, metabolism, and healing.”
– Dr. Roger Sperry, Nobel Laureate