Having a healthy spine is an essential, often-overlooked part of our overall health. An unfortunate fact is that people who experience back pain, especially long-term back pain, are for the most part less healthy than people who do not. Back pain is responsible for a great amount of lost work time.
Another fact is that about 80-90% of our population experiences spinal pain at some time in their lives. Those most likely to suffer from back pain are obese or overweight people, people who smoke, those who have had an earlier experience with back pain, and those who lift heavy objects for a living.
What can a Land O Lakes FL chiropractor do to help people to improve their spine health and experience less pain?
A chiropractic doctor will do a complete history and examination at your first visit. Then they will help to correct joint and spinal problems by performing some gentle spinal adjustments, either by hand or using specialized instruments. Chiropractors will use vertebral subluxation to ease pressure on the spinal cord, which is responsible for controlling the function of every tissue, cell, and organ in your body.
Your spine starts at the base of your skull and is made up of 7 small vertebrae. Every day it supports the entire weight of your head, which weighs 12 pounds on average. A Land O Lakes FL chiropractor can provide complete spinal adjustments which will help to alleviate spinal imbalance, chronic neck pain and lower back pain, and pain from accidents, repetitive movements, falls affecting your body or head, the stress of normal aging, and general wear and tear.
A chiropractor can help to lessen back and neck pain. He or she can address pinched nerves, which can be associated with spinal pain, headaches, shoulder pain, limited range of motion, and burning, numbness, or tingling sensations in your legs, arms, or even in your toes.
Let a Land O Lakes FL chiropractor help to relieve pain, and help you to regain a healthier, happier spine!