An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Wouldn’t it be nice if life and health were really that simple? In today’s mask-wearing, social distancing, can’t-hug-your-loved ones-for-fear-of-making-them-morbidly-ill times, staying healthy has become more complicated. But Mother Goose, in her infinite wisdom said these words, For every ailment under the sun, there is a remedy, or there is none, If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it.
And that’s where chiropractic comes in—to find simple and effective solutions to healthier living.
Chiropractic medicine? What is this sorcery?
Chiropractic medicine is a holistic approach to health that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders through manual manipulation or adjustment of the spine. The spine protects the spinal cord, which is kind of a big deal because it controls your body’s central nervous system.
Let that sink in a minute. That ropy little column running down the center of your back is what lies between your skin, and the short circuitry of every single function of the human body. Whoever said the spine is your lifeline wasn’t kidding.
The goal of a chiropractor is to reduce pain, improve patient mobility, and make you feel better overall. But chiropractic medicine isn’t just about cracking your bones to help you move better after an accident or sports injury. It’s one of the simplest, most useful ingredients to being sick less often and living your best life.
How does being able to more easily touch my toes make me sick less often?
Easy. Studies shows that regular chiropractic adjustments increase the number of antibodies in the bloodstream. Just like it’s difficult to maintain a healthy lawn with a kink in your garden hose, a spine that’s out of line can’t properly communicate to your brain when a virus is on the attack. The production of hormones and white blood cells are then restricted and fewer antibodies are available, leaving the immune system deficient against fighting off hundreds of infections and diseases, including the common cold and flu.
Body, heal thyself!
Like most people in the 21st century, we want what we want and we want it now. That includes taking medicines that make us feel better fast. While most OTC pharmaceuticals eliminate symptoms quickly, they leave the body with the inability to fight off attacks on their own. That’s where chiropractic comes in. Through a series of adjustments that focus on optimizing the function of the whole, your body is able to gain the opportunity to learn how to combat illness, quickly, effectively and completely. And in no time, before you even realize you were sick.
It’s like muscle memory.
Seeing a chiropractor doesn’t mean you’ll never be sick again. The focus is on optimal health. That means fewer and less severe illnesses and faster recovery times when you do fall under the weather. Remember those antibodies? Consistent chiropractic care has been shown to elevate the body’s antibody levels, which is super important to maintaining good health. The more antibodies we create, the more we can use to fight off sickness when it occurs.
Proactive vs. reactive care
Back pain, neck stiffness and joint issues are only a surface scratch in the practice of chiropractic medicine. And while adjustments are effective in reactively treating injury or degeneration, there are a plethora of benefits that come from a total body approach to healthcare that serves to minimize sick days and maximize your immune system function. When you’re ready to become intentional and proactive about optimizing your health, the team at Damron Chiropractic & Wellness are here to help!
You’re one call or click away from boosting your immune system! To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Damron, call 513.770.3434 or go here.