The spine is a strong, flexible column consisting of 33 bones, 120 muscles, and 220 ligaments, and keeping it aligned, healthy, and mobile can be the difference between feeling great and being active, and experiencing an array of physical complications, pain, and a general decline in your health. The American Chiropractic Association reports that every year over 27 million Americans receive regular adjustments. Here are some of the health benefits they’re experiencing.
When you establish care with a chiropractic professional, you’ll not only be able to treat any current conditions and possibly prevent them from getting worse, but also establish a baseline of your spine health. Consider chiropractic care as a regular “tune up” for the body. You’ll get far more “miles” out of the spine if you are aware of its condition and empowered by a great physician to be responsible for its maintenance.
Get in Line
Many pain conditions in the body happen in and around the joints, where our bodies are designed to enable and express movement. The spine alone has over 100 joints, and anywhere there’s mobility in the body, we’ll also experience some instability. It’s common for us to find misalignment in the spine through regular daily activities or injury, and as a protective mechanism, the body recruits muscles and ligaments to work around the problem. This can lead to muscle imbalances, changes in surrounding soft tissues, and uneven wear in the joints in the arms and legs as the body compensates. Interestingly, the spine has a “memory,” and regular chiropractic care offers health benefits for the entire body by keeping the spine in proper alignment.
Deeper Health Benefits
The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and the spinal cord. From between the spaces in the spine, large pairs of nerves branch out to create the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which connects the rest of the body to the brain. When our spine health is compromised through misalignment, injury, or disease, these nerves can get compressed, and that can lead to a host of physical, mechanical, and even psychological problems like anxiety and depression. Since our CNS responds to the way we sense our bodies and environment, problems with transmissions from the PNS can distort our physical experience and the mental response to it. Regular chiropractic treatment helps keep these systems operating smoothly.
Increase Your Quality of Life
If you’re seeking quality chiropractic treatment in Naples, you’ve found the right spot. The medical professionals at Synergy Health of Naples offer a comprehensive array of treatments including chiropractic care, physical therapy and therapeutic massage to help bring your spine and body back to health and to assist you in maintaining it. Contact us today to learn more about how to get started!