What does wellness really mean?
Wellness has become a catch phrase that means many different things but generally it means to be well and do those things necessary to live well. Wellness is also the state of health where your body is free of interference to any part of your nervous system which creates your wellness, enabling you full expression and enjoyment of life. Sometimes we may feel well because we’re coping well with recurrent, long-term and familiar aches and pains. This is not wellness but coping for being sick!
What does the spine have to do with wellness?
Let’s start at the beginning. First, it’s your nervous system that determines how well you feel mentally, emotionally and physically. When your nervous system isn’t up to par because of spinal problems it has to work overtime to compensate.
The effect of an overworked or stressed nervous system can be headache, fatigue, muscle ache and pain and a host of other unpleasant symptoms which can become more serious or lead to more complicated conditions as time passes. The solution is be a simple one: chiropractic care to help you restore health to your spine and nerves so you can get on with your life.
So you could say a chiropractor is a wellness specialist, right?
Right. A chiropractor will discover any problems that are interfering with your nervous system and through hands-on healing will work with you to eliminate them. After chiropractic adjustments your body will be better able to heal itself. This, in turn, helps your body maintain optimum health which contributes to your overall wellness. So yes, in addition to eliminating spinal back and neck pain your chiropractor is a wellness specialist.