How are you feeling? This question is one of the basic questions of life. Many interactions with healthcare professionals begin with this question. People ask their loved ones this question to gauge the rest of the interactions. It is one of the all encompassing questions of life that is so basic and yet so profound. Today we will take a look at this question and how chiropractic care affects our overall well being.
When asked how you are feeling, you are being asked several questions at once, a human inventory of experience. First, how is your physical body feeling? This asks are you in any pain, do you have any discomfort? Is your body working properly? The human body has 11 organ systems: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous, endocrine, immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscle and reproductive systems. These systems work in harmony to maintain a functioning human body. The weakening or failure of any system can lead to a weakening of the body.
But the question of feeling goes beyond the physical body to the emotional and mental state of the individual. How you feel emotionally or mentally has a real and lasting impact on your physical well being. Stress is one of the main attributing factors to well being or lack thereof. “Ongoing, chronic stress, however, can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, including: Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and stroke” (WebMD). The American Psychological Association reports that stress can affect the normal functioning of several body systems including cardiovascular, circulatory and male reproduction. More that three-fourths of American regularly suffer from the physical symptoms of stress.
Chiropractic care has been shown to help patients with all aspects of well being. Proper spinal alignment has an impact on the physical systems of the body and can help to reduce stress. Chiropractic care assists to ensure your optimal health and wellness.
Chiropractic care is a drug free, holistic method of assisting one to feel better. Whether they are suffering from pain, such as neck, back, knee, or hip pain or headaches; or if they suffer from stress related issues, a chiropractic care plan may be exactly what is needed to help get and keep someone on track.
Below are just a few of the reported health benefits of chiropractic care:
- Improves joint mobility, function and health.
- Decreases degeneration of the joint and connective tissues (arthritis).
- Decreases the on--going inflammatory process associated with the subluxation.
- Improves circulation
- Speeds up the recovery
- Improves nerve system function
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Improves individual organ system function (heart, lung, sinuses, digestive, etc).
- Increases energy, vitality and improves sleep.
- Decreases the adverse effects of stress.
There is no good reason to ignore your own well being. If you have pain or something just doesn’t feel right, you will want to speak to a medical professional. True Wellness is an integrated medical office. We have a staff from multiple healthcare disciplines to bring together the best and most innovative wellness treatments to one office. We also have one of the most highly reviewed chiropractic services in the Chattanooga area. Give us a call today for a free consultation, (423) 475-6438. How are you feeling?