I know that many people have opinions about Chiropractic Health, Some that are good and some that are bad, but today I want to share my thoughts on why I think Chiropractic Health is beneficial, and to share some research into the subject. Before I start, here is a little disclaimer, always check with your doctor before starting any forms of alternative practices or medical procedures.
Ok, it is “Storytime”, Most of my life I have considered myself to be fairly healthy and “structurally sound”, but over the years, I have found that as my body ages that is all beginning to change. Last year I hit the 60-year young mark in my life, and find that stress causes me to have more instances where subluxations occur in my spine more often which makes it uncomfortable to sit or sleep. If you don’t know what subluxations are according to the American Chiropractic Association, and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges defines Subluxations as the “A subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity, and may influence organ system function and general health.” It has recently been redefined by the Rubicon Group, “We currently define a chiropractic subluxation as a self-perpetuating, central segmental motor control problem that involves a joint, such as a vertebral motion segment, that is not moving appropriately, resulting in ongoing maladaptive neural plastic changes that interfere with the central nervous system’s ability to self-regulate, self-organize, adapt, repair and heal.” If your spine is out of wack, Now that you know what it is, I’ll finish my personal story. I thought that after I retired I would be able to go to bed at night, get a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed, but that is hardly the truth. Because I am a morning person I wanted to still get up early in the morning so I could have some “alone time” to have my morning cup of Jo and to pray and get ready for the day, but I find that my sleep is interrupted by hip pain due to not being able to lay comfortably on the mattress we have, and I get up and go to lay on the couch so I won’t wake my husband up, and if I can say anything to you, do not do that! sleeping on a couch is the worse thing you can do for your frame. After moving to Idaho, we went to an open-air art show where there all kinds of venues, you know the ones they have every year, well while walking around enjoying the day and seeing all of the different venue’s we came upon a Chiropractor who was fairly new to the community and was opening a new practice that was going to be close to where I live and since I was looking for a new one anyway, I signed up for an appointment at her office where I would get a spine scan and try out the other treatments available for $55.00 which I didn’t think was to bad.
Once we arrived, my husband did it as well, we began our new journey into a new Chiropractic health program. Our new Chiropractor did x-ray’s and a scan to see just exactly what was going on inside with our spines, I have to admit, I have only had x-rays done once and have never had my back scanned. It was interesting to see the results, but to make a long story short, I signed up for 12 weeks of treatments to which I am not feeling great and have very little back pain and when I do I know it’s because something is misaligned and I just go to see Dr. Jamie and it takes care of the problem. I am very thankful that I go to give my spine the attention it needs to be strong and healthy.
So, If you have not made your appointment to have your spine aligned, give it some thought, go and find a good Chiropractor that will help you get your spine in shape for the days ahead when aging will start to make you hunch over unnecessarily, and you nervous system to not function as well as it should, remember, good Chiropractic health is just as important as good oral health. We want to keep our system functioning like a well-oiled machine. Here’s to good Chiropractic Health
Until the next Blog