By Dr. Tom Tozer and Dr. Drew Gintner, Imperium Chiropractic, Eau Claire and Ladysmith
Have you ever asked yourself why you or so many other people have back problems? Back pain is the leading cause of disability in people under the age of 50. Why is this happening?
After 20 plus years of practice, I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people say, “I have been lucky to not need a chiropractor.” This demonstrates the old way of thinking: “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” When it comes to spinal health, unfortunately, that motto isn’t recommended.
At Imperium Chiropractic we encourage ALL people to have a chiropractic evaluation early in life to get a base line of spinal function. Your structure has a direct relationship to your neuromuscular skeletal system and your ability to move properly. With an evaluation, we can identify the subtle changes in your body that are affecting overall health and wellbeing.
Identifying these subtle changes earlier in the process, or even before you experience back pain, significantly reduces recovery time, the number of adjustments, and the costs associated with an incident. By contrast, waiting until you have pain or an injury results in longer recovery time, more adjustments, and greater costs. It also puts you at a higher risk of degenerative changes which are difficult to reverse. Through regular chiropractic care, we can monitor the structural integrity of your body and keep you from being a statistic of back pain.
Your brain and nervous system control and coordinate ALL the functions of your body including the two most common movements we perform throughout our lives: respiration and walking.
From the moment we are born, breathing is essential for survival. We breathe 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, which requires a remarkable amount of energy. Breathing is normally an automatic process under the regulation of an adequately functioning nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments have a significant impact on our ability to breathe efficiently, which is necessary to fuel our brain, organs, and tissues.
In the same way, chiropractic care impacts a patient’s ability to walk properly, which reduces wear on the ankles, knees, hips, pelvis and spine. Reducing wear and tear on these joints is key in maintaining a pain-free and active lifestyle.
Because breathing and walking happen more than any other activity throughout our lifetime, they are intimately related to our cardiovascular, digestive, immune and mentalhealth.Improvement in these two vital processes demonstrates that the earlier chiropractic care is implemented, the more prone that individual is to express health, resist disease, and reach his or her full potential.
We recommend that every person has a chiropractic evaluation today, regardless of age or current condition. It can change the trajectory of your life in multiple ways, and ensure you are taking control of your health now.