Wait a minute. I hear a lot about wellness but what does it really mean?
The word wellness has become a catch phrase that means different things to different people. To your chiropractor, wellness is the state of health where your body is free of interruption or interference to any part of your nerve system, enabling your full expression and enjoyment of life. For example, how well you feel is not a dependable indicator of your actual health. Even if you feel you're coping well with recurrent, long-term and familiar aches and pains, you are still overtaxing your body, (and no one likes taxes!) resulting in a low overall wellness score.
My chiropractor treats my spine for back and neck problems.
What's that got to do with wellness?
Let's start at the beginning. First, it's your
nerve system that determines how well you feel mentally, emotionally and physically. When
your nerve system isn't up to par because of spinal problems, it has to work overtime to
The effect of an overworked or stressed nerve system can be headaches, fatigue, muscle
aches and pains and a host of other unpleasant symptoms which can become more serious or
lead to more complicated conditions as time passes. The solution can be a simple one:
chiropractic care. Your chiropractor is a spinal specialist who can help you restore
health to your spine. This will allow your nerve system to work at its best so you can
get on with your life.
So you could say my chiropractor is a wellness specialist, right?
Right. Your chiropractor will discover any problems that are interfering with your nerve system and through hands-on healing will work with you to eliminate them. After chiropractic adjustments, your body will be better able to heal itself. This, in turn, aids your body in maintaining optimum health and thus contributes to your overall wellness. So, yes, in addition to relieving spinal back and neck pain, your chiropractor is a wellness specialist.
It's time you enjoyed your fair share of wellness.
Your first step? Your chiropractor.