The Benefits of Preventative Chiropractic Care
As chiropractors, it’s hard to pin-point something we enjoy more than freeing our patients from pain. However, we know that it’s equally as important to prevent it, which is why we encourage preventative chiropractic care as a way to keep you feeling your best.
So if you’re not in pain or discomfort, why should you consider visiting us at Etheredge Chiropractic?
Spinal Health is Overall Health
While some people may only associate chiropractic care with neck or back pain, the exciting truth is that chiropractic care can be used to treat a wide range of aliments. Still, and maybe even more importantly, visitng the chiropractor can be a wonderful preventative care measure.
From sports to daily activities, we demand a lot from our bodies – especially our spines, which are delicate structures that can easily shift out of alignment.
Like the rest of our body, as we age our spines change as well. This can sometimes lead to chronic or recurring back pain. Preventative care, however, can help keep degenerative changes in the spine at bay.
It Boosts the Immune System
Additionally, studies have shown that chiropractic care has a positive effect on the body’s immune system.
The central nervous system, which is housed in the spine, serves as the body’s main-frame for communicating with other systems like the immune system. Therefore, by boosting the spine and thus the central nervous system, you are by default helping to improve the function of the body’s other systems.
As such, after a spinal adjustment, many patients report deeper, longer sleep and research has shown that chiropractic care assists in improved digestion and reduced anxiety.
Combating The Effects of Poor Posture
You may have heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” This refers to the negative effect of inactivity on the body.
When it comes to musculoskeletal system, many daily activities that seem relatively harmless and increase our productivity, like reading on our hand-held devices or sitting comfortably in front of our computers, can lead to bad posture habits.
These hunched over positions can actually place stress on the spine and lead to misalignment. Spinal misalignment often won’t necessarily present itself in the form of acute pain, but can cause other symptoms ranging from headaches and back discomfort to sinus pressure and tingling in the arms, fingers or legs.
Spinal adjustments, especially in combination with strengthening exercises, can help combat the negative effects of desk jobs, activities that require long periods of sitting and the day-to-day poor posture habits many of us have developed over time.
Why Choose Etheredge Chiropractic?
Our personalized approach and years of experience is what provides patients with the “Etheredge Edge.” Led by Dr. Kim Etheredge, we have been providing quality chiropractic care to Central Florida for more than 30 years. We offer free consultations, same day appointments and don’t require a contract or upfront payment. Whether you’re living with pain and discomfort or are looking to be more proactive with your musculoskeletal health, we’re here to help you feel your best.