Joints. Why Chiropractors love them, and you should too!

Joints. Why Chiropractors love them, and you should too!

Joint health is of utmost importance when considering overall spinal health and should be considered an essential daily hygiene. In a healthy joint, the bones are aligned and positioned in a way that allows them to move smoothly and efficiently. The joint surfaces, which are covered with cartilage, are positioned properly to allow for smooth gliding or articulation, and the ligaments, muscles, and tendons surrounding the joint provide stability, support, and proprioceptive information to the brain. Proprioception in this case, refers to the body’s ability to perceive the positioning of a joint without input from the eyes. However, factors such as injury, trauma, repetitive stress, poor posture, and other musculoskeletal conditions can disrupt the normal joint positioning. This can result in joint misalignments, also known as joint subluxations or joint dysfunctions. Joint misalignments can cause pain, inflammation, restricted movement, and may lead to further complications and degeneration over time. Chiropractors work with joint health by using various techniques to assess and correct joint positioning. These techniques can include manual adjustments, exercises, stretches, and other therapies aimed at restoring proper alignment and function of the joint. Restoring proper joint positioning can help improve joint mobility, reduce pain and inflammation, and enhance overall joint function. It is an important aspect of musculoskeletal health and can play a role in promoting overall well-being and physical performance. Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulations, are the primary technique used by chiropractors to address joint positioning. During a chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor uses their hands or specialized instruments to apply controlled, sudden force to a joint, typically the spine, to correct its alignment. This may involve applying pressure, thrusting, or stretching movements to the joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustments is to restore proper joint positioning and increase nervous system/brain awareness of areas that are not moving in a healthy manner. Misalignments or restrictions in joint movement can interfere with the nervous system’s ability to communicate effectively with the rest of the body, eventually leading to a variety of health issues and creating negative bodily adaptations. Our office uses state of the art technologies and cutting-edge research to diagnose and give specific solutions/adjustments so anyone can benefit from chiropractic care no matter where they may fall in their wellness journey. Stop into the office soon for an exam and consult!

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