Your body is vulnerable to all sorts of ailments. Every day our bodies fight off bacteria and viruses, and our bodies are constantly healing themselves as we stress different organs, muscles and tissues.
You can improve your body’s ability to heal itself in many ways. Our lifestyle choices impact our overall health because our bodies respond to nutrition, nurturing and other care (or abuse) on a cellular level.
That means what we eat, drink and do with our bodies matters. Adopting an active lifestyle that involves exercise (cardio and weights) and stretching is essential. Eating whole foods and limiting toxins makes a difference. Getting adequate sleep also helps.
Most of us know these basic principles. However, many of us don’t know that a large part of our body’s ability to heal itself is rooted in something called misalignment.
What is Misalignment?
Alignment is a term that describes the ways the bones in your spine—vertebrae—stack up against each other. When your vertebrae are in proper place and are touching and rubbing against each other as intended, your body is in alignment. When your vertebrae are out of place, it is called misalignment. When our bodies are misaligned, we need assistance getting them back in place, and that is best accomplished through something called a chiropractic adjustment.
What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a treatment performed by a professional. A chiropractic adjustment is going to leave you feeling better. When your spine, joints, and bones are in the correct position, your body is better able to heal itself and get rid of pain and other ailments.
How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Work?
Your chiropractor will be manipulating vertebrae that aren’t functioning normally. This is done with direct contact with the spine or other affected areas. That basically means that your chiropractor is going to give you a very targeted and crucial back cracking. The methods can also be targeted towards other areas, like joints, that may be causing problems.
Why Are Chiropractic Adjustments Important?
The spine controls everything in your body; there are so many important and sensitive nerves there. That is why it is so important to make sure it is aligned properly. Also, properly aligned joints and spine will allow better blood flow, which is crucial to healing.
What Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help You With?
Chiropractic adjustments can help with sciatica, or lower back and neck pain due to damage to the sciatic nerve located in your spine. They also help with neck pain; by specifically targeting the source of the pain, result are felt much faster. Chiropractic adjustments will help with general unwellness, such as bad sinuses and achey pains.
Chiropractic adjustments will help you with your posture, something many of us struggle with on a daily basis. Sitting and standing with bad posture creates many problems that chiropractic adjustments can heal, but it is better to get yourself adjusted as soon as possible to prevent your posture from worsening.
Interested in Talking to a Chiropractor in Huntersville?
Get in touch with Dr. Doyle, a licensed and skilled Chiropractor in the Huntersville area. His team can provide chiropractic services to help with any ailment you might be facing, or simply help you keep your spine aligned in a healthy way while you commute to work or watch a few too many episodes of your favorite show on TV. Whatever it is, give Dr. Doyle’s team a call, or come visit; we look forward to working with you!