Every day, millions of people experience discomfort, and many of them seek natural remedies. People frequently seek our assistance because they suffer from neck pain, back pain and headaches.
As registered allied health practitioners, chiropractors offer various treatments for the musculoskeletal system. We hope to get you out of pain and then educate you on the role of the spine in your health to maintain it in the long run.
At Wellness Chiropractic, we enjoy empowering our patients through education so they can approach their health holistically, rather than relying on pain medication which has known side effects and is not a long term solution.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is an evidence based, non-invasive approach that focuses on proper musculoskeletal and structural function to maintain good health. Chiropractors relieve pain and restore functionality to joints, muscles, fascia, ligaments and tendons that have been injured due to trauma, repetitive stress or lifestyle habits.
Chiropractic care is a systematic approach to healing. You may come in because your neck or back hurts, but this may be a symptom of a more complex problem with your body or nervous system. Your nerves are the communication lines that connect your brain to your body, running through your spine, which protects the nervous system. When stressed, our muscles tighten which changes our posture, placing strain on the nerves.
Chiropractic care aims to detect and correct subluxations, or areas of nervous system dysfunction, through chiropractic adjustments. When we relieve stress from your nervous system, communication between your brain and body is optimised, allowing all systems to function as they should.
Chiropractic care aids in the restoration of normal nervous system function, allowing your body to heal itself from the inside out.
What exactly is spinal health?
Because our spines are so valuable, maintaining good spinal health is critical for living a long and fulfilling life. So, what exactly is spinal health? Simply put, spinal health means that the joints of the spine move freely and allow the spinal nerves to function normally.
People who do not take care of their spine can sustain serious injuries, such as disc bulges or spinal ligament damage, from lifting something heavy, sleeping on a couch or even gardening. The simple act of sneezing can trigger significant pain for someone with poor spinal health. The best way to recover from these injuries is to restore the spine to its mobile, healthy state and keep it that way to prevent injuries from reoccurring.
How do you maintain a healthy spine?
1. Think when lifting
Poor lifting habits almost always result in injury at some point, especially with repetition. Remember to bend your knees, and be mindful of your posture when lifting heavy items.
2. Regular exercise
Exercise maintains good healthy muscle tone, which is important for spinal stability and awareness. Increased mobility improves circulation and oxygen uptake, and stimulates the nervous system for better function.This improves not only spinal health but also your overall health.
3. Get enough sleep
Sleep relieves pressure on your spine and allows the tissues around it torecover after sitting or being on your feet all day.
4. Strengthen your core
When exercising, focus on strengthening your core muscles (including your gluteal muscles). The stronger your core, the more support is given to your lower back and spine. Core strength also aids in the maintenance of good posture and reduces the likelihood of injury.
5. Get any spinal pain or injury checked out as soon as possible
There are few faster ways to chronic back pain than ignoring an injury, especially if it hasn’t resolved on its own within a reasonable time frame.
Even minor, ongoing pain can be an indicator of much larger problems. Allowing a minor ache to worsen can lead to a more severe condition that takes longer to recover.
6. Follow a healthy diet and stay hydrated
A healthy diet includes all of the nutrients your spine needs to build and maintain strong ligaments, cartilage, muscle and bone tissue. Adequate hydration ensures better muscle function and support for your spine.
7. Take note of your posture
Poor posture is a significant cause of chronic back pain and spinal issues. Many back and neck problems can be avoided by sitting up straight while watching television, working at a desk, or eating at a table. This will help you maintain a better posture.
8. Sleep support
The quality of your mattress has an impact on both your spinal health and your ability to sleep. Ensure your mattress provides enough support, so you don’t wake up with neck or back pain.
If you have a good mattress but frequently wake up with neck pain, you may need to replace your pillow.
Final thoughts on Spinal Health with Chiropractic Care
At Wellness Chiropractic, we are spine care professionals dedicated to managing your spinal health through various chiropractic care services.
Our chiropractic team is dedicated to treating and preventing spine, joint, and muscle injuries. We aim to gently restore, care for and maintain your spinal health using the most advanced and approved chiropractic care treatments.
Our highly trained practitioners will accurately assess and diagnose your health issue to develop a personalised management strategy tailored to your specific pain management and chiropractic requirements.