Alignment is critical for optimal health. When you get a new car, it is properly aligned, drives straight, and pressure is distributed evenly onto the tires. Over time, little misalignments happen from accidents, mild fender benders, or even bumping a curb or driving over potholes. When the steering system is out of alignment over time, you might notice that the tires exhibit wear and tear more on the edges and not evenly. The balding can get worse and eventually lead to a blow-out, so you need to have the steering system checked and re-aligned regularly so you can get the most miles out of your tires and keep you and your family safe.
Your body works the same way. Repetitive motions, poor postures, sports injuries, car accidents can all cause misalignments that, if left uncorrected, will cause abnormal wear and tear on the body. Over time, this imbalance can cause pain and eventually a “blow-out” of a rotator cuff, knee, or lumbar disc.
The spine houses and protects the central nervous system, the master control center of the body, so misalignments of the vertebrae put abnormal stress on the central nervous system as well as on the joints. Chiropractors call this a subluxation. Some very common symptoms of a subluxation in addition to joint pain are:
Concentration and memory trouble, loss of focus, or “brain fog”
Coordination and balance problems
Immune system dysfunction
Anxiety and emotional instability
Gain weight despite exercise and unchanged diet
This is why regular chiropractic checkups are critical to protect your health at any age. Many chiropractors, like myself, use the Insight Subluxation Station, space-certified technology, to measure the balance of the spine and how it is affecting the central nervous system. Then, chiropractic adjustments bring the body back into alignment and help it once again find its healthy rhythm so you can function at 100% with more vitality and a greater sense of well-being. When was the last time you had your alignment checked?
Yours in Health,
Dr. Erin O’Maley