Wellness Care Is Important
Just because you don't feel sick, does not mean you feel as great as you could. Far too many people in Loveland wait until they are sick to begin taking excellent care of their health. It is common in our culture to accept a slow decline in health as we age, but it is also unnecessary. We now have information and the advances in the field of health and wellness to live a life of optimal health which, contrary to popular belief, can actually get better as we grow older. This article will walk you through some of the common beliefs about health and discusses how chiropractic medicine can be an important part of your preventative, wellness care plan.
How Lifestyle Affects Overall Wellness
The decisions we make and the actions we take in each moment of our day affect our bodies and can slowly produce problems that may not show symptoms. What we eat, how we sit, the work that we do with our bodies and even the way we emotionally react to a situation, can have long term impacts on our wellness. If you spend your days sitting at a desk, the way you hold your head or place your arms can have a major impact, not only on your neck and shoulders, but also on your whole body.
This is because the bundle of nerves that sends messages to every other part of our body, originates in our spinal column. When vertebrae become misaligned there are dozens of possible impacts upon our health. This also goes for how we hold emotions in the body. If we are chronically tensing our shoulders due to stress or anxiety, this can once again impact the spine and the rest of the body. As you can see, even if we don't feel sick, we may be in need of a little extra care to prevent daily activities from becoming more severe problems.
Why We Need Wellness Care
"United 475 Heavy, you're cleared for take off."
To create the speed necessary to produce lift requires an enormous expenditure of energy. Large quantities of fuel are burned during the first twenty minutes of your flight, when your pilot is guiding the plane in its initial ascent. Once the proper "cruising" altitude is reached, it takes hardly any fuel at all to maintain the appropriate cruising speed.Soon after your pilot receives a message like this, you'll start down the runway. In moments, you'll be going fast enough to cause the low pressure above the wing, created by its unique shape, to lift the plane into the air.
Just like chiropractic care.
At the beginning, lots of energy is used. The visits are frequent. The goal is to create sufficient momentum to reverse the unhealthy spinal pattern that has prompted a visit to our practice.
Then, as symptoms subside, it usually takes fewer visits to maintain the progress and start retraining the spine for more lasting change.
Now that they are feeling better, this is when many chiropractic patients disappear. And since they're on the ground, not cruising along in the stratosphere, it's easy to do. Which, of course, predisposes them to a relapse. Which again, requires massive amounts of fuel… Which again, gets them to a comfortable cruising altitude… Which prompts them to discontinue their care… Which, well, you get the idea.
Conserve your energy. Stay well with regular chiropractic checkups so you don't have to keep burning lots of energy getting well.
Chiropractic Treatment as Part of a Wellness Care Plan
Chiropractic treatments work to keep the integrity of the nervous system intact and are an excellent choice as a part of a wellness care plan. Regular, gentle adjustments can ensure that the daily impacts of your life are not wearing your health down over time. By performing a thorough evaluation of your health history, and current physical state, a chiropractor can help you detect problems before they develops into a more serious issue, keeping you at peak function and feeling great. Call to set up a consultation with our team at Living with Motion Chiropractic and start on the path of chiropractic wellness care today.