Your spine is important – how can you make it healthier? A Stockbridge Georgia Chiropractic clinic is a good start.
Chiropractors are the gatekeepers of back pain. As we get older, we develop osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease. (Spinal stenosis is why some old people walk hunched over). Our spines suffer from obesity, poor posture, a tendency to sit all the time, stress, etc.
As most of us will be disabled by low back pain at least once, chiropractors are vital for preserving our health and mobility. Back surgery tends to result in only temporary relief, at the price of extended downtime. Medication causes side effects and may mask the symptoms while further damage occurs. Chiropractic adjustment can actually resolve the root cause of the pain and can help you avoid surgery. A chiropractor also has the experience and training needed to help with the bad habits that cause back pain in the first place – providing advice on ergonomics for workstations and exercises that strengthen the core and support the spine.
These slow the normal age-related degeneration of the spine – although even young people, especially athletes, can benefit from chiropractic care. Besides, young people need to be educated on correct lifting and posture to build habits that then last a lifetime. Also, some young people suffer from scoliosis, which may need chiropractic treatment to reduce pain. Improving spinal health helps the entire body – especially as back pain can preclude exercise which can then put you into a spiral of weight gain and loss of mobility which can end in permanent disability.
Even people who have not experienced back pain can benefit from a visit to a chiropractor to get advice on spinal health and how to keep your back healthy – so consider making an appointment today.