Why should the average person see a chiropractor? Does yard work only get priority once or twice a year? Do you sit at a desk for hours or lift heavy items on a regular basis? How do you relax, by sitting in a recliner or slouch on the sofa playing video games? Do you send hundreds of text messages in a month? Do you exercise 5x a week or more?
All of these examples use repetitive motion. Repetitive motion, as it's name indicates, uses the same muscles over and over until they cannot perform the action correctly and force other muscles to get the job done. If the recruited muscles are not flexible enough, they can cause excess strain on the muscle and bones they are connected to. Bones may shift position through rotation or lateral motion and put pressure on a nerve. Any pressure on a nerve will affect its function negatively. The body will adapt to situations like this until it cannot adapt any more. It is then when symptoms become apparent. It may be pain, spasm or weakness. As internal organs cannot sense pain, a nerve that is being pressured may cause lung problems, digestive issues or an irregular heart beat among other examples. If your brain isn't getting the correct information from its sources, the body, how can it be expected to give the correct instructions to the end organs? Trauma also plays a role. Sudden impact damage can tear muscle, nerve and tissue (whiplash). These insults to the body will produce swelling and nerve irritation also. The chiropractic physician removes the nerve imbalance by repositioning vertebral segments which removes the pressure on the nerves allowing them to correctly communicate with the brain. Long standing conditions have made immediate improvement following segmental adjustments: headaches have ceased, long term skin irritations have stopped, constipation has resolved. We don't cure anything, the body and the body alone does that. We remove the nervous interference that is the primary problem. Maintaining an interference free nervous system can delay many chronic health issues. If your desire is to get healthy or remain healthy, naturally, and are willing to make changes in your daily habits, this office can certainly assist you. Remember, no doctor heals, only the body can do that and chiropractic takes away the nerve interference that prevents the healing. Call the office at 314.647.5047. Have a better day!