When you visit the chiropractor for the first time you will be given a complete evaluation and assessment of your spine. You will have the opportunity to discuss your history and any complaints. Often, the spine can become misaligned following a fall or an automobile accident. In addition, negative lifestyle habits, poor posture, and sitting for long periods of time, can result in spinal misalignment.
Once any negative issues with the spine are corrected sleep often improves as does mood and other ailments are relieved. When the spine is misaligned, the brain and nerves do not communicate properly. Improper communication results in sleep problems, depression, and chemical imbalances that causes mood swings.
It is important to note that when the spine is properly aligned your immune system and your metabolism functions properly. A healthy spine means that you will be less susceptible to illness and disease. You are also able to burn fat more effectively and break down and absorb nutrients more efficiently.
Typically, a chiropractic care program includes changes to lifestyle that will improve overall health. Along with nutrition recommendations, the care provider will typically suggest exercises. You may also be urged to make work area changes that will reduce negative impact on your spine.
Finally, weight loss can be a big benefit to your spine and overall health. Carrying around too much weight will put stress on the spine and your internal organs. This can cause a number of concerns. Losing unwanted pounds will improve your health and increase your level of mobility.