Chiropractic Can Help You Achieve Proper Posture

Your spine is connected in some way to every single part of your body via nerves, connective tissue, and bone, so if your spine is in an unhealthy condition your quality of life and overall health may suffer. Things like chronic back pain, back spasms, and issues with the vertebrae are responsible for holding millions of Americans back every year from doing what they love. Unfortunately, chronic back pain is often treated with medications that can become addictive or harmful if treated incorrectly. If you are someone who enjoys having a healthy, injury-free spine, then continue reading for some helpful tips on how to love your spine.

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Chiropractic Helps Combat Seasonal Symptoms

Winter can be a difficult season in most parts of the country, from the cold temperatures to seasonal depression and even the higher risk of getting a cold or the flu. During this season it’s important to keep staying healthy at the forefront of your mind, and doing what you can with diet, exercise, and regular chiropractic appointments to ensure your quality of life stays consistent all winter long. Let’s talk about some of the common ailments that come with winter weather and how our team at Radix Chiropractic may be able to help.

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How Can Chiropractic Care Help My Children?

When you think of chiropractic care, the most common things that probably come to mind are treatments for things like chronic back pain, headaches, and fatigue. But what you may not know is that chiropractic care can be used to treat a number of ailments that only affect children and infants. While it’s easy to think that most children have healthy bodies that are growing as they should, what’s going on under the surface with their spine and nervous system may tell a different story. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits your children will see after visiting our team at Radix Chiropractic.

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Chiropractic and Aging

One thing we hear a lot is, “I’m just getting old.” It’s amazing what we are conditioned to expect about the aging process. Our bodies are designed to function for 120-150 years. Why would it start slowing down at 30, 40, or 50? The answer is subluxation.

Our nerves supply muscles with the messages they need to contract. Each muscle fiber has a nerve associated with it. When we have subluxation, there is a reduction in messages along the nerves getting out to the muscles. As a result, thus, not 100% of the muscle is called to action. So when you are trying to use that muscle it isn’t as strong as it could be.

We can go a layer deeper as well. Organs and glands are chemical factories in the body that regulate our performance. What sends messages to those chemical factories to function at a high level? You guessed it our nerves.

The main two aspects of our performance and the aging process are controlled by our nerves. By removing interference in the nervous system our body can continue to function optimally. I know that’s what we all want for ourselves and our families.

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ADHD

My brother and I were not getting along. We were very different people, and in very different stages of life living under the same roof. I was a 22 college drop out starting to get my life back on track with chiropractic care (future blog entry). He was a 12-year-old adolescent.

I realized we were constantly fighting because he would ask me the same question repeatedly, refuse to shut doors, or sit down and do his homework. At this time my mom was given a solution he was diagnosed with ADHD and given medication. It was an answer and really that’s what a parent is looking for.

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Back Pain and Chiropractic

This is what most people think a chiropractor does all day; fix bad backs. The reason is everyone has experienced or known someone with back pain. Many of those people have been helped by a chiropractor.

While I will say chiropractic is for so much more; I want to explain why and how it works for back pain. When a joint locks up in the back the message of pain gets sent to the brain, and the process of degeneration begins. We restore proper movement in the joint and it stops that degenerative process. Also, it turns that pain signal off. This allows us to listen to our bodies feedback.
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