So many people in the United States and throughout the world have pain in the neck and low back. The problem is that for the majority of us in our younger years we get away with focusing on exercise only and don’t learn how to take care of our bodies in the correct way. When you are in gym class they do a good job of starting with stretching first and then you are allowed to compete in games or do sport. This is an important and fundamental building block in body health that is often overlooked.
In my practice (located in Monroe, MI) I specialize in Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic. This type of chiropractic is specific to realigning the head on the neck and then helping the rest of the body to naturally fall into the alignment that we were born with. Remember health is your birth right.
I would like everyone to understand something that is very important. I cannot stretch or exercise for you!
I know it would be great if we could have another people accomplish tasks that we find boring or mundane. The reality is that we must do this on our own and on a regular basis. If you are not stretching or exercising on your own then you are missing our on very key parts in the total body wellness system.
Stretching is for the different regions of the body.
Stretching will help to keep the tendons and muscles lose and freely moving. When these become tight they pull on the joints and cause aches and pains.
Chiropractors help with the joints. We work on the joints to increase mobility and improve the structure. When you have properly gliding/moving joints then you will experience less aches and pains.
The decrease in aches and pains will help you to move through your stretches and exercises. Sometimes this the first step that is very important in order to get the person moving in the right direction.
If a joint has been immobilized for a long period of time then it can cause degeneration.
Chiropractic cannot always help, especially if a joint is very degenerated and the person needs surgery.
Exercise is a total body modality that works to strengthen the muscles and keep the spine in alignment after adjustment.
If the tendons are lose enough that they are not pulling on the joints in the wrong way and the muscles are strong then you will have a very well functioning body.
The important part to remember is that you must work on all three body systems in order to improve joint aches and pains. There is nothing that substitutes for your own work.