Subluxations (misalignments impeding nerve functions) are caused by many factors. The following will help you avoid many spinal and health problems:
Get sufficient rest.
If you do not rest well at night or take enough breaks during the day it causes you to fatigue which build up and begins to affect the soft tissues that support your spine. Gradually, this stress weakens you affecting your spine and leads to misalignment or subluxation. Generally, 7-8 hours per night is sufficient sleep. You must also take a 10-minute break at least every 2 hours during the day.
Without sufficient exercise your core weakens which is the direct support for your spine. Aerobic exercise should be performed minimally 3 times per week for 1/2 hour at 70% of your maximum heart rate (220-your age).
Since we are what we eat, a poor diet means insufficient building blocks to create healthy tissue. Eventually, this stresses your body leading to misalignment. Eat 9-11 servings of fruit and vegetables per day and eat more fish instead of red meat. Drink lots of water and reduce sugars which can be a major improvement in diet.
Reduce emotional stress.
When we suffer emotional/mental stress continually it affects us physically by creating continual tissue tension and stress. Over time this weakens healthy tissue and nerve tissue and leads to loss of support and alignment. Practice meditation and relaxation techniques.
Maintain good ergonomics and take care of injuries.
Maintaining a proper posture and using our body correctly reduces stress and injury and saves us from years of degeneration. Even chronic damage from injuries affects us unless we correct misalignments and heal to enable damaged tissue to become healthy again. Chiropractic care is essential to fix the problems and prevent new ones from forming. Maintaining spinal health periodically with chiropractic care is essential.
Our corrective health program includes training in each of these areas to help you truly get and stay at your best!