Results and the Chiropractic Lifestyle
Even so-called “normal” births can cause unseen damage to the structure
and function of a newborn’s young spine. Muscles that support the spine
adapt, and become used to supporting the spine incorrectly. Then, after
years of neglect, if something happens that exceeds your body’s ability
to adapt, obvious symptoms can develop. While your health complaints
may seem new, the underlying problem may have existed for years.
Optimum results start with a thorough chiropractic examination.
Many adult spinal problems started with traumatic births and were neglected until the awareness of obvious symptoms.
Reducing nervous system dysfunction by restoring normal motion or
position to spinal bones, is one of your chiropractor’s major goals.
Children usually respond quickly. Yet, long-standing spinal problems in
adults can be difficult to fully correct, and may require months or
even years of regular chiropractic care.
Underlying muscle and soft tissue damage may require continued care long after
symptoms disappear. Missing appointments or discontinuing care prematurely can invite
a relapse. That’s why many patients elect to continue with regular chiropractic checkups
to maintain their progress. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
The sooner chiropractic care begins, the sooner spinal malfunction can be detected, reduced, and future problems avoided.
Those with active lifestyles often benefit from some type of on-going wellness chiropractic care.
Many of the problems seen in adults can start as early as the birthing
process. By the time some adults consult a Doctor of Chiropractic,
years of spinal
damage has occurred. This makes it difficult to get the instant results
most patients want.
Detecting spinal problems at an early age can help prevent many of the problems seen in adults.
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and
connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the
joints in your body are part of this musculo-skeletal system and its
optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Ask your Doctor
of Chiropractic for more information about a care program that may
include specific spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations,
nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your
health history, age, current condition and lifestyle.
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