Why is it important to receive Chiropractic wellness care?
Chiropractic wellness care means receiving regular chiropractic adjustments even after your chronic injury or subluxations have been remedied. It is similar to having regular ongoing appointments with a dentist, optometrist, or mechanic to handle routine maintenance. The alignment of our bodies benefits from regular maintenance checks as well. Misalignments in our joints are caused by daily stresses such as driving, working at a computer and participating in sports and other physical activities. When we have misalignments in our joints, they affect the signals moving along the nerves in that area. The nervous system controls and regulates all functions of the body including the muscles, organs, and all of its systems. It is important to keep the small day to day stress on your body in check so you can function at your optimal level and feel your best.
What are the benefits of Chiropractic wellness care?
Regular Chiropractic wellness care promotes a healthy spine and nervous system. This allows for a healthier immune system, better sleep, better performance and endurance, more energy, and better functioning and healing of the body. The nervous system coordinates communication between your brain and body, creating an optimal environment for overall wellness.
How does Chiropractic wellness care support the body?
The vertebral segments of the spine help to support and protect the nervous system. When these joints of the spine are out of alignment, they can irritate the ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves associated with the misaligned area. Your local San Diego chiropractor will examine the spine, and depending on the results, will determine if a specific chiropractic adjustment to the spine is necessary. If so, he or she will gently move the misaligned joint back into place. This allows for more optimal function.
How often should a Chiropractic adjustment be given under wellness care?
This depends on the intensity of your lifestyle. Your local San Diego chiropractor will perform a thorough exam and history to determine your current activity levels, stress levels, and goals. Individual recommendations will be made on the frequency of care needed to achieve optimal function and wellness!
Stretches and exercises for proper spinal mobility:
Spinal Hygiene exercises – these will help to keep your spine mobile. Local San Diego chiropractor, Dr. Emily, recommends doing these every morning and evening at a minimum.