Are you wondering what is chiropractic therapy used for? The most common conditions it is used for is back pain, neck pain, headache, and hand or foot problems, and to improve overall health. It is a type of complementary and alternative medicine that impacts your ability to engage fully in life. Trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function. Heat and ice, relaxation techniques, exercise, and other treatments can also be used by the chiropractor in conjunction with the spinal adjustment.
Every day, people are bombarded with chemical, physical and mental stressors. Our nervous system was created to detect these stressors, interpret them, and adapt to them. How we respond to the events in our daily lives has a great impact on our overall health and wellness. Chiropractic therapy is treatment in which the spine is manipulated to free it of subluxations that interfere with this nerve function. Chiropractic wellness is defined as the state of your body when the spine and nerves function together in harmony without interference.
You may think you feel fine, but remember that symptoms (or the signs of problems) are the last thing you will see of any inward health problem. The initial step in achieving health wholeness is to consult with a doctor of chiropractic for an examination. This will show you how much the subluxation process (or misalignment of your spine) may be interfering with your nervous system, which in turn interferes with your quality of life.
Here a few practical tips for everyday life that can help maintain your health and well-being:
- Regular visits to your chiropractor
- Eat breakfast every day
- Exercise 30 minutes a day
- Breathe deeply several times a day
- Sleep 7-8 hours each night
- Drink lots of water
- Eat healthy, and in moderation
- Keep your mind challenged
- Know your body’s limits for activity
- Think positively
- Depend on a Higher Power
- Laugh and love more freely
Chiropractic therapy is a science of natural healing using safe, effective and gentle treatment. Call McKim Chiropractic to find out more information about chiropractor therapy and to schedule a consultation. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, maintain health and wellness!