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.

What are Neurological Scans

As a principled chiropractic office, our concern is the principle: the power that created the body can heal the body if interference is removed. Our neurological scans that we use to evaluate your health, give us information about how much interference is going on in your body. We get to see the efficiency of your nervous system and the power that is within you.

We want people to be running as efficiently as possible. Our nerves serve three functions. First, sensory function, how well your body is adapting to the outside world. Secondly, how well your motor nerves are regulating muscle tone. Thirdly, autonomic nerves, are the nerves that control the things are bodies do automatically. Those three tests give you your core score. This is how efficiently your body is running.

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Daniel David Palmer, originator of chiropractic

A Brief History of Chiropractic

 

The history of chiropractic is interesting. In the ancient world, it was recognized by Greek philosophers that the health of someone’s spine had a direct correlation with their well being and quality of life. The term chiropractic actually comes from the two Greek words, cheir (meaning ‘hand’) and praktos (meaning ‘done’). As you may have guessed, the form of spinal healing performed in ancient Greece was ‘done by hand’. These techniques would be passed down from generation to generation but were still a very long way from becoming the widespread phenomenon that chiropractic care is today. Read More

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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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Innate Healing

 

We are all born with an incredible gift. Our body knows how to heal and repair itself. This is why we say you are your best Doctor. This is great news because you don’t need a magic pill or potion to unlock this power. It is lying within you waiting to be unleashed.

This knowledge is not widely circulated because there isn’t a huge financial reward to the drug companies in empowering people to be healthier. When you realize you can control and influence your own health it is extremely liberating. When you trust yourself and listen to that small voice that tells you the truth, the power that lies within you, you innately make better and healthier choices.
This voice and power in your body is called innate intelligence. Innate intelligence means living or existing in one from birth. Our bodies have always known how to grow and heal. That is relayed through the nervous system. When there is a lack of communication through the nervous system that is when disease and malfunctions occur. That is why chiropractic is vitally important and needed to remove that negative influence and restore health and ease to the body.