As long as I can remember I’ve had back problems. I can think back to about 8 years old and going to amusement parks or water parks or anywhere that required standing for long periods of time and expecting the intense back pain to arrive before the day was over. Apparently my parents didn’t think much of it, as I didn’t see my first Chiropractor until I was about 15 years old.
My mind was blown.
The pain was gone! I didn’t even know it was a possibility. Turns out I have a hyper curved lower spine (Hyperlordosis), or “sway back”. In ballet class I was constantly yelled at for “sticking my butt out too far”. I remember being like, “What do you mean!? I can’t help where my butt decides to go?!”. I was called “bubble butt” my friends and classmates, and no I did not take this as a compliment. So while there is nothing that can be done to completely get rid of the “sway back”, by visiting a chiropractor often I am able to live pain free, bubble butt and all.
You might be thinking to yourself, “well I don’t have pain.” If that’s you, well good for you! You get a golden sticker. Even if you don’t have pain though, you should still see a Chiropractor. And here’s why:
- Improves Posture
Getting adjusted regularly improves your overall posture. Chiropractic adjustments are to fix something called a “subluxation”. A subluxation is a slight misalignment of the vertebrae. This can be minimal and not even noticeable at first, but over time these subluxations become compounded into a greater problem. So, you can either stand tall and straight or you can slowly turn into a human sized question mark. Choice is yours!
- Promotes Sleep & Increases Energy
Sleeping patterns have been shown to improve dramatically after beginning regular Chiropractic adjustments. Do you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you often feel lethargic and sluggish? Instead of poppin’ those pills and chugging that coffee, try a Chiropractor!
- Supports Your Overall Wellness
If you are thinking about seeing a Chiropractor, your decision should be swayed positively by this factor alone. Subluxations, as mentioned above, affect the messages sent from the spinal cord to the brain. Think about it- if all the information the brain receives and processes comes from the spinal cord, and there are misalignments in the vertebrae, then the messaging is going to be affected. Because of this, the body is not going to be functioning at its max potential. When your spine is aligned properly, this problem is solved, thus alleviating “symptoms” experienced by the body. Your immune system, digestive system, nervous system, and so on can function at their optimal levels.
As you can see, Chiropractic visits are not just for those experiencing pain. Visiting a Chiropractor regularly helps you to function at your best capacity, no matter who you are (age or gender). If you haven’t seen one before, now is the time! Do some research on good Chiropractors in your area, and ask trusted friends for referrals.