We understand, the thought of having someone else touch your spine, let alone be responsible for the cracking noises associated with aligning your back can be a little disconcerting. However, there are a number of great benefits that come with getting adjusted that will easily make you forget your unease with the idea of it. Here are five reasons you should have your back adjusted.
1. For Your Health
Your backbone is not only the central component of your skeletal structure, it ties in to all of your body’s other major functions as well. A back that is properly aligned promotes healthy blood flow throughout the body, restores normal functions to vital organs, and more importantly, it rejuvenates the central nervous system. When you have a healthy nervous system, all systems in your body are positively affected.
2. Increases Range of Motion
Ever tried to hop out of bed in the morning, only to find that your stiff back is not quite as ready for the day? Have you ever looked over during a Yoga class and seen all of your peers folded like pretzels while you are still preoccupied with attempting to touch your toes? A Chiropractic adjustment might not get you to the top of your Yoga class, but it restores position and movement of the body’s joints and can further your current range of motion.
3. Better Posture
It’s the curse of the desk chair. As the work day goes on, your slouching gets more and more extreme, and by the time 5 hits, you’ve slouched so far you are eye-line with your keyboard. Poor posture is a major proponent to back pain and strain, but did you know, it is also a sign of a misaligned back? When your spine is in perfect alignment, the natural curvature returns, and with it, better, taller posture.
4. Increases Athletic Performance
Now, we are not saying the secret to becoming Lance Armstrong or the next Boston Marathon winner lies within an adjusted spine, but it can definitely help your athletic ability. As we mentioned before, when a spine is misaligned, it can inhibit the full functions of your central nervous system, subsequently interfering with optimum function in your body’s other systems. Many athletes have expressed an increase in strength, flexibility, coordination, and speed, all from getting adjusted.
5. Decrease Pain
Your spine is a vital part of your being that contains several sensitive nerve endings. Even a slight misalignment can cause major discomfort and pain in your back. Getting adjusted is said to be even more effective than many pain-relieving alternatives as it is reaching the pain at its source and restoring normal functions to the entire body.
Do you have any questions about chiropractic adjustments? Are you experiencing feelings that are abnormal in your back and want to know if an adjustment is the answer for you? Call us today to speak with Dr. Roger and our Above and Beyond Wellness team, 201.265.0555.
To a Pain-free and Healthy Life,
Dr. Roger Sahoury
Above and Beyond Wellness