Why Maintaining Function is Important to Our Bodies
A lot of people determine their health and wellness by how they feel. If they aren’t in any pain, they smile and go about their day. If there’s pain anywhere in the body, they know to schedule a chiropractic appointment because something is wrong. While that thought process seems straightforward, it’s not about how your body feels at that given moment — it’s about how it functions.
Believe it or not, pain is the last thing to come and is a direct result of body dysfunction. Maintaining function (how freely and effortlessly our body moves) is critically important and helps us avoid pain in the first place.
Are you experiencing any of these painful signs of body dysfunction?
- Muscle and joint pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- And so much more
How well do you move?
When your body functions correctly, everything feels like it is working in unison — your bones, muscles, joints, brain, and even your nerves. When that’s not happening, there’s a weakness somewhere. You may not be in pain, but your body’s ability to do things you like to do will be limited. For example, try sitting down with your legs out in front of you. Now reach to touch your toes. If you cannot touch your toes, that’s dysfunction. Something is keeping your body from doing what you need it to do. While that may not be causing pain right now, it could lead to lower back pain and other issues that will require treatment.
What chiropractors look for during assessments is if anything is out of alignment and seeing if the body is functioning properly.
We want to see how you bend, flex, extend, and rotate. We also look for critical warning signs such as nerve interference, muscle hindrance, abnormalities in structure, and other imbalances that could either be causing you pain now or eventually. The goal of each chiropractic adjustment is to re-establish order and function in the body, so everything is properly aligned.
Function and strength go hand-in-hand
When we adjust you, we are bringing motion to your joints and body. That newfound function won’t stay that way if you have weak muscles, though. It is imperative that we work with you on a variety of exercises to improve your range of motion, strengthen your muscles, and remove any nerve interference. We do that in a variety of ways, including:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- 1-on-1 personal training with our medical exercise professionals
- Various techniques to release scar tissue and relax really hard muscles
Call Brain-Body Connection Chiropractic today
We hope you enjoyed today’s blog post on why maintaining function is important to our bodies. Remember, the goal at Brain-Body Connection Chiropractic is to continue offering all your chiropractic and wellness needs under one roof. This allows us to treat everything from a backache to poor posture, range of motion issues, post-injury management, a herniated disc, scoliosis, and more. And routine maintenance is important so that you keep feeling wonderful and functioning correctly.
Sometimes, all you need is a quick adjustment from a chiropractor, but Dr. Twila Henderson and her growing team will always do a complete evaluation to see if more techniques are needed to help your brain and body function properly.
Call us today for your next chiropractic appointment.