Most people are prone to occasional aches and pains. But when chronic back pain is robbing you of your energy, peace of mind, and overall quality of life, what are your options for treatment? Many people turn to conventional medicine without first considering natural alternatives. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments are a safe and often less costly option for treating back pain. They also do more than just relieve pain. Chiropractic adjustments are excellent for restoring joint flexibility, warding off illness, and preventing injury.
If you started a new workout program this New Year, you are familiar with the sensation of stiffness and soreness that happens when you do something new. Rather than give up at the first sign of trouble, chiropractic adjustments help your body to regain its alignment and heal from the mini traumas that are inevitable during strenuous workouts. Chiropractic adjustments may help to prevent long term injury by keep the joints flexible—stiff joints are more prone to damage. Most high-performance athletes utilize chiropractic adjustments for performance and longevity in their sport. Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods all frequent their chiropractor’s office. At Integrated Spine & Disc, we see both adult and youth athletes in our office in Mandeville, LA.
Chiropractic adjustments minimize days of work missed due to back and neck pain. One study shows that chiropractic patients missed fewer workdays compared to people who hadn’t seen a chiropractor. Those who didn’t see a chiropractor were also twice as likely to miss work! Many employers provide chiropractic benefits for this very reason. Desk workers are prone to headaches, low back pain, migraines, and problems concentrating. In terms of job performance, it pays to be proactive and to counteract the damaging effects of sitting with a regular chiropractic adjustment.
Muscles that are imbalanced due to life stressors become tight, shortened, and achy. Chiropractic adjustments physically remove tension from muscles by aligning the underlying bony structures. During a chiropractic adjustment, there’s a chemical response as the body releases endorphins,, or feel-good hormones. Endorphins trigger positive feelings and decrease your sensation of pain. Combined, these factors make you more adaptable to daily stresses and minimize the damage when stress is at an all-time high, such as during acute illness or injury.
At Integrated Spine and Disc we have been performing chiropractic adjustments on people of all ages, for over 15 years. Schedule an appointment at our Mandeville, LA clinic to get checked for spinal misalignment. You’ll receive a thorough examination and consultation to determine if a chiropractic adjustment is right for you. We accept families new patients of all ages.