Chiropractors are commonly known as physicians of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. We often deal with back pain, neck pain, joint pain, sciatica, arthritis, and different kinds of sports-related injuries.
What Is Chiropractic And How Can It Help Your Overall Health?
Chiropractic is health care that emphasizes the use of non-surgical options to eliminate pain and injuries or restore overall health by addressing spinal and nervous system conditions. This is important because the nervous system controls all bodily cells, tissues and organs and the spinal column is the protective casing that covers it. By examining spinal misalignments and correcting them through our “spinal manipulation”, this restores proper movement and healing can occur. Keep in mind chiropractic care is often combined with physical therapy and massage therapy techniques to help relieve the musculoskeletal complaint as quickly and easily as possible with the minimum amount of discomfort for the patient.
Our everyday lifestyle these days is very demanding. Most people have jobs that require sitting for long periods of time which negatively affect our posture. We also live in Florida which means that whenever we are not working we are trying to get outside to enjoy the great weather and keeping active by biking, running, surfing, golfing, walking, paddle boarding, and playing tennis. All of these things mentioned above can put stress on the body. This extra stress causes the spine to sometimes shift or move out of its correct position. When this occurs, we call them misalignments. If not properly taken care of these misalignments can interrupt proper nerve functioning and will often lead to pain symptoms at some point. These misalignments can occur anywhere from the neck to mid back to lower back to the extremities.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Posture
Good posture means keeping your back straight, while your stomach is relaxed. When you don’t keep your back straight, you allow your neck to relax so that you don’t have to tilt your head to look down when reading, or when walking. Being able to maintain good posture isn’t just about the basics, though. Remember that everyone’s body is different. Your posture has everything to do with how well you can move. If you have poor posture, you will be unable to move correctly.
Chiropractic care is a great way to deal with postural issues. Chiropractors know how to adjust the alignment of the spine to reduce pain. They can correct any problems that chiropractors and orthopedists miss or can’t fix. A chiropractor can help to restore the spine to its natural alignment by moving it in the right direction. Posture is a major cause of pain. In the spine, we know some ligaments maintain the alignment of the spine. If the spine is not in alignment, it can be subject to injury that leads to pain.
A good example of a problem related to posture is back pain. You can easily get back pain from bad posture and most times the cause is related to back pain. If your spine is misaligned, your body will try to compensate for the misalignment and some of your muscles will have to work harder to maintain the alignment of the spine.
This will result in other muscle groups working harder than usual to compensate for the pain. The result is a feeling of being out of balance and your pain being aggravated. The spine is one of the most important parts of your body, but it is also one of the most delicate. Because of this reason, you want to use chiropractic care to correct alignment problems. Chiropractors know how to adjust the spine in such a way that your body is in the proper alignment for optimal performance. They also know how to increase the efficiency of your core muscles and help to improve the posture of your spine.
At Harbourside Chiropractic and Rehabilitation chiropractic care is often combined with physical therapy and massage therapy techniques to help relieve the musculoskeletal complaint as quickly and easily as possible with the minimum amount of discomfort for the patient.
Here at Harbourside Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Dr. Brogna uses a procedure called a “spinal manipulation” to correct these misalignments. The manipulation restores joint mobility by applying a force into the joints that have become “stuck” or “restricted.” This force restores their proper movement and allows healing to occur. Oftentimes these misalignments occur due to a number of different circumstances. It can be an injury, stress, or even poor posture. This misalignment can start with a specific activity like lifting something too heavy to repetitive stresses such as sitting in an awkward position with poor posture for an extended period of time. The injured joint/tissue/muscle undergoes changes when injured including inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the person suffering. Manipulation of the affected joint and tissue restore mobility which alleviates pain and muscle tightness allowing the joint/tissue/muscle to then heal.
Harbourside Chiropractic and Rehabilitation has been Jupiter Florida’s first choice for Chiropractic Care, comprehensive Physical Therapy and overall wellness since 2011. Dr. Brogna and the staff at Harbourside Chiropractic provide their clients with the most advanced non-surgical options to eliminate lingering pain issues, heal injuries, increase athletic performance or simply just feel better in their overall health.