As you age, there are dramatic changes occurring in the spine. Spinal discs, facet joints, ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissues become weaker, more brittle, less hydrated, and unable to withstand normal stresses. Spinal pain from spinal degeneration or arthritis becomes prominent, and tissue injuries begin to occur. Additional time to heal from spinal injuries increases, and it becomes more difficult to bring back your previous quality of life.
Chiropractic care is important to improve the integrity of the spinal column, by reducing the stresses imposed by common everyday activities such as sitting, lifting and standing. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutic reports that a total approach to health care, including chiropractic care, results in more than 50% reduction in pharmaceutical costs and more than 40% fewer hospital admissions.
Back and neck pains are the major complaints and the reason many patients seek chiropractic care. Even though chiropractic is very effective for those pains, the key to spinal hygiene is in the prevention of the problem to begin with. Through regular spinal adjustments, chiropractic is a holistic treatment that focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous system fitness. With spinal care, it’s always better to focus on prevention than cure.
Using pressure at particular stress points, chiropractors allow the nerve energy to flow optimally. Weekly or bi-weekly visits can help to realign your spine to improve your overall health. Chiropractors know the best and most gentle adjusting techniques plus exercises to reduce spinal dysfunction and improve flexibility and mobility.
Get the most out of your body so you can live a healthy life long into your later years by visiting our Mississauga chiropractors. You’re worth it!