The best prescription for illness is to give your body the tools to avoid becoming ill in the first place. Preventing a disease or condition is much easier and less costly than treating it once it has developed. Regular chiropractic care can be a very useful component in keeping you healthy. Like health insurance, chiropractic care is there for you when you are suffering. More importantly, Chiropractic care is even better than health insurance for it can also help prevent costly invasive surgeries, unnecessary use of pharmaceutical drugs, and best of all everyone qualifies.
Chiropractors believe that an optimally working body and spine has the ability to heal itself. Chronic stress, trauma, lack of sleep, and an unhealthy or inactive lifestyle interferes with the body’s natural healing ability. Any of these conditions over time will cause spinal misalignments that restrict movement, cause pain and create a nervous system that does not function as well as it should. When messages from the nervous system are not effectively sent and received, it can exacerbate your health issues until they reach the point where drugs or surgery are required.
Proper Alignment of the Spine Can Prevent Falls
Your chiropractor can correct whatever spinal misalignments are interfering with the smooth operation of your nervous system . A body that is in proper alignment is far less likely to become injured. With the increased strength and range of motion that chiropractic care provides, you are able to move in a way that prevents accidents and falls. Your body also has a better capacity to heal itself due to proper nerve signaling and increased blood flow.
Your chiropractor is not only an expert in treating your musculoskeletal system, but they can also provide you with important information to guide you towards optimal health. The recommendations often include advice on a healthy diet, exercise programs for all age groups and condition level, and most importantly education on how you can have a healthier mental attitude. The education goes beyond the office and the qualified teams help you to incorporate them into your personal lifestyles and goals. When done properly you will experience the benefits and help you to avoid costly medical treatments. Chiropractic care is holistic and a patient-centered education system, and treatments are designed specifically to meet your individual needs.
Regular Check-ups Are Essential
Just as you keep your car maintained with regular check-ups and oil changes to keep it running smoothly, you to should maintain your body and nervous system. Pain medication, like duct tape on your dashboard over the lit-up oil warning light, will simply mask the symptoms until your body forces your to address the cause. So do not put duct tape over your oil light, heed your bodies warning light ,which is pain, and go to have a long over due check up. You and your chiropractor can determine an appropriate schedule for regular treatments so you can achieve the all the preventive health benefits that chiropractic care has to offer.
For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam