Your joints are an essential important component of your body. Joints connect bones to bones. You have joints in your knees, elbows, hips, ankles, shoulders, and back. Ligaments connect the bones, and tendons connect the muscles to the bones.
For your joints to function correctly, they must be in alignment, which means that all the joints in your body, including your shoulders, hips, and knees, must line up with each other. Proper alignment is essential to having your body move efficiently and without tension, stress, and pain. Chiropractors improve your body’s functioning by addressing problems with the alignment of your joints.
What does a chiropractor do?
Although many people associate chiropractors with healing back pain, chiropractors do so much more. Chiropractors focus on the proper alignment of all your joints for maximum health and wellness, addressing problems in the structure of your body to improve its function. They are skilled in finding sources of stress and pain in your body and relieve that stress through physical means, without medications.
At Valley Spinal Care Kierland, Doctor Chris Serafini brings a holistic approach to health and wellness with a focus on prevention. Dr. Serafini takes the time to get to know you, understand your needs and concerns, and answer your questions. In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Serafini also practices applied kinesiology, is certified in physiotherapy and trained in several other treatments to provide you with a full range of care.
5 benefits of regular chiropractic care even if you’re not in pain
Although most people think of going to a doctor when they are already in pain, regular chiropractic care prevents conditions that will cause pain in the first place and improves your overall health and wellness in many ways.
When your joints, muscles, or bones are not properly aligned, it can be hard to move around because you are stiff and sore. Regular chiropractic care keeps all your parts in correct alignment, which prevents stress and pain from occurring. You will be able to move with ease and efficiency in your day to day activities as well as in athletic pursuits
By improving your joint alignment, regular appointments with a chiropractor support you in having better posture. You will be able to stand up straight, with your shoulders and neck relaxed, in alignment with your back, hips, and knees. This improved alignment will decrease stress on all your joints while improving your balance.
Improved nervous system function
Regular chiropractic care improves the functioning of your nervous system, which includes your brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves in your body. Keeping your muscles, joints, and bones in proper alignment will also improve the function of your nervous system because your nerves are the communication pathways of your body. When there is a problem with your alignment, stress can cause your nerves to become pinched, causing pain.
Decreased joint degeneration
Arthritis is one of the most common types of joint degeneration, and chiropractic care can help prevent or treat arthritis by ensuring that your joints are properly aligned. If your joints are not aligned, they can wear unevenly, which can hasten joint degeneration. Chiropractic care ensures your joints are functioning at their best, to avoid degenerative diseases.
Lowered blood pressure
A recent study showed that chiropractic adjustments have a positive effect on blood pressure. Participants in this study, who had high blood pressure, had lowered blood pressure after receiving the treatment, without medication. It is possible misalignment of the vertebrae could contribute to high blood pressure.
Chiropractic care does much more than just treat back pain. Having all your joints in proper alignment improves your overall health and wellness, allowing you to enjoy life without feeling pain and stress in your body.
Call Valley Spinal Care Kierland to set up your appointment today, and start enjoying all the benefits that regular chiropractic care offers.