Most people consider themselves healthy if they feel no physical pain, discomfort or other symptoms currently bothering them. But health is so much more than just not feeling anything. In fact, the current definition of health formulated back in 1948 by the World Health Organization describes it as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being” in addition to being free of illnesses or ailments.
In today’s busy world, we only worry about our health when we feel pain or discomfort and visit the doctor’s office when we need a quick fix for our problem. People rarely consider changing their lifestyle to prevent these issues from ever happening.
A part of the blame lies in our healthcare system, which also focuses its resources on fighting an illness rather than preventing it. In order to change this, we have to take responsibility for own health, and not leave it in the hands of doctors, pharmaceutical or insurance companies.
Back Health and Prevention
The backbone or the spinal column is essential to our health, as it houses the central nervous system. The central nervous system is responsible for a number of functions including coordinating every cell, tissue and organ in our bodies. And let’s not forget, our immune system also depends on the state of the spine.
The spine is essential to our health, strength, flexibility, movement and support. In order to ensure your spine stays healthy keeping us healthy in turn, you have to pay special attention to proper posture, stretching and strengthening your back muscles.
Unfortunately, people care more about their car than their own health. How often do you take your car for a regular checkup, oil change or tune-up? And when was the last time you saw a doctor or a good chiropractor like Fix Body Group before you felt any pain or discomfort?
Discomfort and pain are only the signs that something is wrong with our backs. They can be managed through painkillers, but the underlying issue will still persist.
Even something seemingly harmless as sitting at your desk the whole day can cause serious damage to your back and extremities. The stress bad posture or prolonged sitting can cause a condition called joint dysfunction. This can interrupt the nerve communication between your brain and your body.
This lack of communication can, in turn, result in inhibited performance and pain. Your immune system and overall health will also suffer, and so will your job and your lifestyle.
How Can You Prevent This?
Through a process known as chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor can improve the nerve functions of your back by applying a gentle, targeted movement to the affected joints.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, around 80% of the population experiences a back issue at one point in their lives. Whether you’re currently experiencing any back pain or not, make a habit out of visiting the chiropractor frequently to get checked for joint dysfunction.
Our spine memory is excellent, which is why it is important to teach kids about proper posture at an early age. However, if you do feel any back pain you will find that visiting a chiropractic clinic works wonders, more so than aspirin ever could.