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Some Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor

As health and fitness professionals, we feel that it is our responsibility to educate people on practices that will benefit them, outside of the gym as well as inside the gym.

Preventative chiropractic work is one of the best things you can do for your health.

One thing we can't stress enough is the regular maintenance of your joints and back. Most people see the chiropractor when they're already in pain. But you don't need to wait until you feel the problem to take action. Preventative chiropractic work is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Here is a list of ways that seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis can benefit your overall health

  1. Reducing back pain. Probably the most obvious. But for back pain, chiropractic treatment is a good alternative to more invasive procedures (like surgery or injections) for treating short term, or chronic back pain.

  2. Reduction of osteoarthritis symptoms. Osteoarthritis pain is caused by the degeneration of the cartilage in a joint that causes the ends of your bones to rub together Some types of chiropractic adjustments may help align your joints and reduce how much your bones rub together. This is a scenario where seeing a chiropractor before you feel pain would be the most beneficial.

  3. Easing headache symptoms. Spinal manipulation can be effective at treating tension headaches and headaches that originate in your neck. Relieving the bones and joints in your neck will increase blood flow to the area, and speed the healing and removal of a headache.

  4. Reducing scoliosis symptoms. Chiropractic care may help improve the Cobb angle of people with scoliosis. The Cobb angle is a measurement of how much side-to-side deformity there is in the spine. Spinal manipulation generally leads to your vertebrae sitting more directly on top of each other, significantly reducing scoliosis symptoms.

  5. Improving posture. Undergoing chiropractic treatment can help correct poor posture, especially if your poor posture is caused by too much sitting. Posture is very much improved by chiropractic care, as well as strengthening the muscles in your core and upper back. If you're constantly sitting in a slouched position, your upper back muscles will weaken, and your spine will start to naturally curve into an unnatural position.

  6. Helping athletic performance. Spinal adjustments increase joint mobility, and reduce tissue restriction, thus improving athletic performance. With less tissue restriction, there is also less inflammation of each joint, which lessens the chances of arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and any other inflammation-related abnormality.

We have several chiropractors in the Phenix City/Columbus area that we highly recommend. For more information about them, hit the contact us, and we will connect you with them.

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