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Research shows that over 80 percent of people experience back pains at some point in their lives. The discomfort associated with back pains can be disruptive to a person’s everyday life. Chronic back pains especially can be debilitating. Performing simple tasks becomes extremely hard, and you cannot stand straight for long periods.
Chiropractic care is often thought of as being purely a solution for back problems. While there’s no getting away from the fact that it is an excellent treatment for back pain, mobility problems and other issues affecting the musculoskeletal system, it has also been shown to be a highly successful way of improving your overall health and wellbeing. Here are just a few of the ways in which chiropractic promotes overall wellness.
Auto accidents nearly always result in some degree of injury, even if you don’t realize it right away. While some types of injury are obvious and will cause you to seek immediate medical assistance, those that occur internally, and particularly those affecting the musculoskeletal system may not manifest right away. This is one of the reasons why people who have been involved in an auto accident are recommended to seek an appointment with a chiropractor within 48 hours. The other is that chiropractors are extensively-trained practitioners that specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of injuries and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system – the network of bones, muscles and connective tissues running throughout our body.
Chiropractic therapy is a quick natural tool to help with mental health issues. It works because there is a mind-body connection that causes the brain to give an emotional response to the body’s behavior. The spine is the key organ that holds and connects the entire body and is a part of the central nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments reverse misalignments responsible for physical and mental problems like stress, anxiety, and depression.
Accidents and injuries happen all the time, often when we least expect it. Some are the result of a simple slip or fall, while others occur because of sporting activities or being involved in a car accident. Whatever type of accident you are involved in, if you are lucky, the injuries that you sustain will only be minor and you will be able to walk away relatively unscathed. However, if you have been involved in an accident it is recommended that you see a chiropractor within 48 hours of it occurring – even if you feel fine. Here’s why.
Athletes – whether amateur or professional – can put a lot of pressure on their bodies when they train and participate in their chosen sport. All too often, this can result in injury. You could be forgiven for thinking that amateur athletes would be less likely to experience injury, but this isn’t always the case.
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Injuries are an unavoidable part of participating in sport, particularly if you play on a regular or competitive basis. If you do, you almost certainly know just how essential it is that you receive the proper treatment for your injury. Failing to do so will not only cause you to experience discomfort and ongoing mobility issues, but it could prevent you from taking part in your preferred sporting activity in the future and hamper your long-term performance goals.
We spend a great percentage of our lives at work. The Department of Labor states that as many as 70% of the nation’s workforce are office-based. When you work in an office environment, chances are that most of your time is spent behind a desk, probably using a computer or similar device. Unfortunately, spending hours in this position is not good for your physical health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that improper positioning can lead to unnecessary muscular pain and a range of other associated health problems that could cause people to need time off work. It is estimated that musculoskeletal disorders caused by poor positioning at work is responsible for around 34% of work-related injuries, costing employees more than $20 billion in terms of medical expenses, worker’s compensation and a decrease in productivity each year. In a bid to tackle this problem, an increasing number of employers are now implementing a strategy called ergonomics in workplaces around the country.