Someone had a little trouble walking, enough that people asked if she had twisted an ankle. She waved them off, suggesting it was a simple leg cramp. Later, it became a chronic limp, something she attributed to her bum leg. But by the time she was walking like a Neanderthal; sending people running for an Amigo at the local grocery store; and finding herself standing, helpless, at the tub for her morning shower, she couldn’t ignore it any longer.
Her quality of life—her well-being—was compromised.
We live longer today, but we don’t always live better. That’s led many in the baby boomer generation to ask their healthcare professionals what they can do to not only prolong their lives, but ensure they can fully enjoy it, whether that means traveling, playing a backyard baseball game with the grandkids, or taking up a new hobby.
Studies show chiropractic care, on its own and as part of an integrative health plan, allows people to live longer independently. And here’s what it can do for you right now.
Visit your doctor of chiropractic
While many equate an adjustment of the spine with back and neck pain, it actually reconnects your brain with other parts of the body, using the central nervous system to better communicate with sore joints and muscles. That’s why a pain in your foot might disappear following chiropractic care. It’s a result of your body firing on all cylinders again.
Do your homework
No doubt, like everyone, you’ve heard about the immeasurable benefits of exercise. And your doctor of chiropractic will tell you again, as it’s one of several “prescriptions” you can expect to receive as a way to help your body heal itself. You can also expect to learn about better nutrition, getting enough sleep at night, and standing tall, as they all work in combination to help stave off problems later.
Repeat as needed
You don’t wait for your teeth to fall out before seeing a dentist, right? It’s just as important to regularly visit your doctor of chiropractic for a checkup. It’s not simply a matter of warding off lower back pain or migraine headaches. Through the necessary lifestyle changes and chiropractic adjustments, you’ll enjoy a quality of life not possible if you choose to limp your way through. You deserve better.