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Chiropractic Blog
Jan 14 2019

A person's overall health is affected by the relationship between the body's structure and how it is functioning.  Chiropractic care ensures that the parts of the body are working together in harmony.  The spine acts as the main support for the body, protecting the spinal cord, which connects a large part of the peripheral nervous system to the brain. This is why a minor injury to the spine or overuse of muscles can significantly alter one’s strength, sensation, and performance.

Spinal manipulation for chronic low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions is the most common treatment sought by patients in the US. This has prompted researchers to study the effectiveness and safety of such treatments. The most recent finding confirms why chiropractic is important. The National Institute for Health (NIH) conducted a study that revealed that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment for adults with acute, subacute, and chronic low back or neck pain, migraine, headaches, dizziness, and various joint conditions.

When enhanced with a massage or therapeutic exercises, spinal manipulation can effectively correct an injury and restore the body’s optimal function. Regular chiropractic care offers long-term relief, focusing on protecting and enhancing the communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots, thus safely managing pain and a range of conditions, without the use of drugs.

It is important to continue chiropractic treatment (at least monthly) for periodic spinal checkups. Subluxations that may occasionally occur just from the daily stress of life will be more easily released. Your vertebrae will move more easily, your muscles will be balanced and your discs, tendons, and ligaments will be stronger than before.

Remember: Long-term chiropractic care helps you avoid future aches and pains, as minor misalignments can be detected and corrected before they become symptomatic.

For more information about why chiropractic is important, contact McKim Chiropractic to schedule a consultation. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID, find relief from pain.