Understanding how pain is processedPain is a complex sensation. Neural pain receptors, also known as nociceptors detect harmful stimulation/s in the form of:
- Body Temperature changes
- Mechanical forces and pressure on the body
- Chemical changes in the body brought on by inflammation or cell damage
- Mood levels
- Stress levels
- General health
- Other sensations the body could be experiencing
- Previous pain generating experiences – auto accident, work injury, etc.
Spinal Misalignments and BalancePain is essential for alerting the body when engaged in activities, and body positions that can cause damage to the tissues like poor postures, work/sports/personal injuries, inflammatory foods, etc. The nerves’ pain pathways can experience overstimulation when the system is overloaded.
- Chronic poor posture
- Other imbalances in the body
- Can lead to major dysfunction of the nerves pathways
SymptomsThe spine does more than provide stability. Any type of spinal misalignments will affect the rest of the body as well. Possible symptoms that the spine is out of alignment includes:
- Chronic headaches
- Frequent illnesses
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Numbness/tingling in the hands or feet
- Walking gait abnormalities causing one shoe to wear out quicker than the other
Chiropractic ManagementMany treatments focus on masking the pain rather than addressing the underlying root cause. This can lead to a chronic pain cycle and dependence on pain medications and invasive treatment. Chiropractic is a science-based approach that focuses on getting to the root issue. Chiropractic utilizes gentle and effective techniques like:
- Exercise regimen
- Stretching regimen
- Body mechanics training
- Health nutritional education
Body composition goalsThe first step is to reduce caloric intake by changing/adjusting dietary nutritional habits. Individuals can experiment with various types of diets and regular exercise regimens, and getting into the habit of getting the proper amount of sleep. Depending on an individual’s existing muscle mass, gaining Lean Body Mass first could be an option. An individual may be able to lose fat and gain muscle because:
- Increased muscle mass will increase the Basal Metabolic Rate/metabolism, and if no extra calories are added body fat can be shed while building muscle.
- Lifting weights can increase Total Daily Energy Expenditure, causing the body to burn more calories.
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