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Posted on 05-07-2017
One of the most common misconceptions about chiropractic medicine is that it is a strictly after-the-fact treatment used to help patients recover from neck and back injuries caused by automobile or other accidents.
However, regular chiropractic care can also play a major role in helping you stay fit and healthy.
One of the key tenets of chiropractic medicine is the principal that proper function of the nervous system – of which the spinal column plays a critical role -- is the key to good overall health. Nerves in the spinal column connect the nerves of the body to the brain via the spinal cord, providing critical connectivity between brain and body, while the structures of the back play a critical role in movement and body support.
Because of this critical interaction, injuries to the spine, back, or related support structures can cause damage or other stress to these nerves, causing seemingly unrelated problems elsewhere in the body.
For instance, a subjugation, or misalignment, of a vertebrae of the spine can cause not only back pain but can also put pressure on a nerve or nerve root along the spine. This pressure can manifest far from the site of the problem as referred pain, numbness or decreased mobility.
In addition, joint or other inflammation caused by a back, neck, or other joint injury can also impact your immune system, leaving you more open to illness and infection and, if left unaddressed for too long, can permanently compromise immune system effectiveness.
Regular chiropractic care can relieve this and a number of other health issues and has many benefits to offer, including:
· Improved posture.
· Better balance
· Greater immune system response
· Improved physical performance
· Improved sense of well-being
· Greater flexibility and coordination
At Lexington Family Chiropractic, we can provide chiropractic care for your entire family, from youngest to oldest.
Contact us to learn more about the many exciting health benefits of regular chiropractic care.
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