Our bodies were made to self-heal and self-regulate. Our bodies are magnificent! Sometimes, we experience traumas. Or, maybe we do not always eat the healthiest meals or think the healthiest thoughts. We collect physical and emotional insults like this throughout the course of our lives and the body continually tries to adapt. We think we are doing good as long as we are not sick or experiencing pain.
However, over time, if we have a hard time adapting and/or neglect to diminish or remove the stressors from our lives they begin to add up and hinder our body from functioning at optimal capacity. Here are some examples of stressors in our lives today:
Poor posture at the computer or desk
Emotional or physical stress
Chemical ridden diets
Lack of exercise
Lack of rest
Invasive labor and delivery for the infant or mother
Excessive alcoholic drinking habits
The list could go on, but the good news is that maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyles along the way and getting adjusted can help the body adapt easier at a biomechanical and neurological level. We believe that everyone both "young and old" should be getting adjusted 1 time per month, especially after completing a treatment plan to maintain the progress!
The patient in this post didn’t wait until pain set in. She came in without any complaints, actually. She simply wanted to become a monthly wellness patient. This is the balance she achieved after her first visit today. We love the "feel good" experience of getting chiropractic, but how about the objective findings like this??! We know we are making positive changes here!
A Balanced Spine is a Healthy Spine! 😊
Leg length can reveal so much about the state of your spinal health. All of our patients have their leg length checked before and after treatment at every visit. Most often these the leg length discrepancies can be balanced by restoring proper motion to small fixations in the sacral-iliac region.
The motion is vital for the whole spinal column and pelvis. Head to Toe! 👣
Pelvic unleveling is the source of low back pain, but we are starting to discover that a lot of dysfunction in the hips, knees, and ankles could stem from asymmetrical tension in the pelvis. These corrections are made through gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments at the fixated joint and followed up with soft tissue therapy to help the patient hold the adjustment.
Houmeostasis Chiropractic is passionate about helping you find your balance. Let’s start off 2020 on a good foot!
Many individuals think that since they are not currently experiencing back, neck, or extremity pain that they are good-2-geaux! In actuality, chiropractic wasn’t founded or used in it’s early days for the intent of pain relief, but to facilitate or increase the functionality of the body.
Chiropractic adjustments provide positive input into the nervous system, which controls all other functions of the body. This input is also referred to as proprioception = defined as, the stimulation between joints, which increases our brain’s awareness (perception) of our body in time and space. This increase in proprioception actually leads to improved posture and balance.
Furthermore, the outcome of increased balance and posture produces these positive physiological outcomes, which are ordinarily subconscious activities but necessary for our growth and development at all stages of life:
- increased activity of posterior chain muscles (back paraspinal (extensor) muscles + posterior leg muscles)
- increased coordination >> increased concentration
- increased lung capacity >> increased oxygen delivery
- more efficient daily detoxification process >> increased lymph flow
- increased cortical/brain integration >> increased cognitive ability
- upright posture >> increased self-esteem
All of the above effects of increased proprioception can absolutely lead to an increase in your everyday performance. See you soon for your monthly wellness tune-up! ⚙️