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Make Chiropractic Treatment a Healthy Habit | Garland Chiropractic

Many people know about chiropractic treatment because, at one time or another in their lives, they had ‘back pain’ and went to their local DC for help. Most likely it helped, but as soon as the pain went away, so did the patient.

Chiropractic-TreatmentIt’s quite common really; we’re taught from an early age that when we have symptoms we are ‘sick’, but when we don’t we are ‘healthy’. If you believe that reasoning, it only makes sense to go to the chiropractor when you are in pain. Why go the chiropractor when you’re feeling great, right?! You’re not sick, so there’s no reason to go!

However a an outward lack of symptoms has very little to do with the actual health of your body. Many people that look great and ‘feel’ great one day end up in the hospital the next day. On the outside they might have felt fine, even great, but on the inside they had been ‘sick’ for a very long time.

The simple fact is that in most countries the ‘health care system’ is actually just the opposite, a ‘disease care system’. You don’t go to the doctor, or the chiropractor, when you’re healthy; you go when you’re unhealthy. The doctor then gives you medicine (or chiropractic treatment) until you ‘feel’ better and then you stop. It’s reactive medicine, not preventative medicine, and it doesn’t work in the long term.

This is really a shame, because if people truly understood the long term benefits of Garland chiropractic care they would be lining up to schedule an appointment. Study after study has proven that the long term benefits of preventative chiropractic treatment can have an incredible life-prolonging effect on the human body, preventing disease, degeneration and early death.

The reason for this is simple; if the brain can communicate well with the body, the body will heal faster and stronger. Even your medical doctor will agree that a fully functioning nervous system will keep your body healthier for much healthier for a longer period of time. We humans (and other animals and plants) have what is called an innate healing ability. Therefore if everything is running correctly, we WILL heal. If the nervous system is working optimally, the innate healing function will be at work — keeping us healthy.

That’s why preventative chiropractic treatment is so important, because the spine protects the nervous system. Take care of the spine and the nervous system will take care of the rest. Your brain will function better, your heart will pump strong, your lungs will heal faster, and your muscles will stay limber and supple. Studies have shown that people who go to the Chiropractor regularly have healthier, stronger immune systems, less frequency of stroke, and generally live longer!

Just like eating healthy, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water and regular exercise, maintaining the spine is extremely important. You can do all of the latter things but if the spine isn’t functioning at peak performance your ability to heal won’t either. Like a house with termites — you’ll look good on the outside but inside, where nobody can see, you’ll be falling apart.

So make sure to take care of your spine regularly. The next time you feel great, go and see your Garland chiropractor, get an adjustment, and thank him or her for helping you to truly stay healthy. It’s one of the smartest, most important disease prevention habits you can create.

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How Garland Chiropractors Help Patients with Arthritis Pain

An image of arthritic handsWhen some people think of arthritis they imagine the worst case scenario, someone wracked with pain, their strength and range of movement severely limited. The truth, in most cases, is far from this extreme. The ‘average’ arthritis sufferer does have pain but it certainly isn’t crippling. In most cases it’s more annoying than anything else and painful only at certain times of the day.

Garland chiropractic care can help with most types of moderate arthritis, and can even help control the pain in severe arthritis. Although it’s not a cure for the condition, it can make living and dealing with this disorder a lot easier.

If your spine is aligned correctly and the spinal nerves have plenty of room your body’s natural ability to heal will work at optimum capacity. This will help you deal with the inflammation and swelling that arthritis can cause. Regular chiropractic adjustments can assist your body’s natural ability to stay powerful and strong and, no matter what type of arthritis you have, you will be better equipped to deal with it.

Some forms of arthritis are degenerative in nature. Osteoarthritis, for example, breaks down the cartilage that protects the surfaces of the joints, including the spine. Regular chiropractic treatments can help keep your more mobile. This occurs because chiropractic treatment helps the intervertebral discs to absorb fluid and nutrients (a process called imbibition), which can help the cartilage to stay more supple while reducing inflammation.

The most susceptible areas of the spine are the neck and the low back. The knees, hips and fingers are the other joints that suffer from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can attack a person at any time during their life but this people who have suffer multiple traumas or who have occupations that are very physical are even more vulnerable. Chiropractic adjustments of the spine and joints can help joints stay mobile and lubricated.

image of exercising seniorWhile chiropractic care alone is an excellent way to keep arthritis symptoms under control, our Garland chiropractic clinic offers additional treatment options that offer even more benefit.

Laser therapy, and electro-therapy, in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, can help reduce the joint pain caused by the swelling of arthritis. Our Garland chiropractors may also recommend massage therapy.

We can also offer nutritional advice about what types of foods to eat (and to avoid) to help reduce arthritis symptoms, as well as what supplements are the best and what exercises are helpful.

Arthritis is a difficult condition, but with regular chiropractic care you will increase your ability to handle the swelling and slow down arthritic degeneration. Your Garland chiropractor can offer other suggestions to control your symptoms naturally and, with a little luck, your arthritis will remain under control.

If you’re suffering from arthritis, contact Texas Spinal Health today to schedule an appointment.

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