Did your last workout leave you with tight muscles, discomfort due to alignment, or joint pain? Misalignment due to common postures associated with working and exercising is rampant in today’s society. Fortunately, chiropractors exist to remedy lots of the ways that bodies retain stress and tension. The following are five different ways a chiropractor can help balance overall health.
Chiropractors improve several things when they realign the body. Nerve communication is made easier because the body does not have to make extra effort to get messages from one cell to another. Joints work more easily and with greater range of motion when they are no longer out of place, and coordination becomes easier. Imagine trying to balance on one foot with your pelvis out of alignment. One hip might be higher than the other, which would exert an uneven amount of pressure on legs. With an aligned pelvis, weight is distributed more evenly, and balance is restored. As a byproduct of proper alignment, physical function improves. Posture is, of course, positively impacted by proper alignment as well.
Back, neck, leg, knee, foot, ankle, arm, wrist, shoulder, and elbow pain are all affiliated with alignment of the body. When a chiropractor uses back work and other techniques to realign these parts of the body, pain dissipates and gradually disappears with continued alignment.
Stress and Tension
Misalignment means that parts of the body compensate in ways they should not have to. For instance, someone who arches their back and lifts their tailbone in a resting standing posture will likely have more contraction in the muscles of the low back than someone who stands naturally with a neutral spine. As the alignment is improved, stress and tension dissolve.
Similarly, extra pressure due to compensation for misalignment can affect joints greatly. As pressure is redistributed evenly with proper alignment, joint discomfort often fades or goes away entirely.
Conditions like bursitis, arthritis, and other chronic injuries mean that much of the damage to the body is already done. However, chiropractors can use realignment tools to offer some relief so that the problems do not worsen any further. Fibromyalgia is one of these chronic conditions. According to Dr. Denis Rioux, “fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder involving widespread pain and sensitivity in the entire musculoskeletal system.” As proper alignment is practiced regularly, there is also some possibility that chronic issues will reverse slightly.
Chiropractors utilize alignment techniques to balance overall health. Seeking their services can help with just about everything; bodies love to be aligned.