Archive for July, 2010
If you’re over 40 you know that as we age our body doesn’t feel or respond the same way as it used to when we were younger. It just doesn’t seem fair that as our mind appears to improve and become more “inventive,” our body seems to become less “cooperative.” We’re stiff in the morning; certain activities during the day make us sore at night; and, if we’re not cautious, even something as simple as turning too fast or bending over to pick up a dropped object, can send our back or some other muscle group into spasm. But, things don’t need to go from bad to worse because there are specialized techniques accessible that can not only slow down the aging process of the body, but help us to avoid some of those problems altogether.
For an example, arthritis. In point of fact, with the exception of pharmaceuticals, allopathic medicine doesn’t address this age-related condition. What is the reason? The answer is that most medical practitioners are only concerned with the symptoms of arthritis. The chiropractic method is to uncover the cause of the affliction and relieve the pain at its source. For more than a hundred years, chiropractors, like your Chiropractor in Santa Clara, have been treating individuals suffering from back pain and other conditions caused by arthritic changes in the musculoskeletal system.
Arthritic changes take place as your body ages because, over time, wear of particular joints takes place due to repetitive stresses, and years of incorrect gait, improper posture, and insufficient movement. Chiropractic treatment brings back motion into your joints and decreases pain, and it ameliorates any vertebral misalignment that may be causing irritation and restriction. In addition, did you know that misaligned vertebra, along with causing arthritic changes in the spine and escalating pain, can also lower your resistance and immunity? It’s true, and this could be one of the reasons why it may seem to you that as you get older you experience more health issues and that it frequently takes longer for you to feel better again. Studies have shown that older individuals who are under chiropractic care stay healthier. To put it another way, as you get older, chiropractic adjustments are good for what ails you!
Chiropractors are experts when it comes to the health of the musculoskeletal system, from the small, growing frame of an infant to the full-grown body of a mature adult. Your chiropractor is experienced in working with the aging process of the body and has special observational and diagnostic skills that aid in detecting spinal misalignments and joint problems. A chiropractic examination can, in fact, often reveal some age-related changes before they’ve begun to create noticeable pain. Furthermore, your Chiropractor in Santa Clara can check your posture and analyze your gait to identify inappropriate patterns that might cause more arthritic changes in the future.
So, if feeling your age has become a painful experience, make an appointment with your Santa Clara Chiropractor today!