Body movement can diminish or become impaired for any number of reasons. Aging takes its toll on the body, but so can injury and lifestyle choice. It’s easy to take range of motion for granted when you feel well. But as the body ages or unexpected injury occurs, simple movements become challenging. Unfortunately, no one is completely immune from an impaired range of motion; even the young among us can sustain injury participating both in injury-prone activities such as sports and the less likely activities such as gardening.
Activities require the body to move. We don’t always consider the simple movements, such as the coordination required to brush our teeth or turn our head left and right to check for oncoming traffic. For many, these movements are performed every day without any perceived effort, but both can be a challenge for someone with an impaired range of motion.
The spine is one of the areas your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic can treat. When the spine is the culprit for an impaired range of motion the performance of almost every daily activity becomes a challenge. But did you know that spinal problems can also be responsible for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches—both chronic and dull—and nagging or debilitating back pain. The spinal cord is complex, and there are so many ways in which vertebra can become misaligned.
Chiropractic medicine can work wonders, increasing the range of motion of the spinal cord and the areas connected to it. Your chiropractor can help restore the blood flow, improve misalignment issues, and improve nerve impingement. Your chiropractor will also be able to recommend, when needed, a range of stretches and exercises that could help to strengthen supporting areas. If you have any other questions about back pain, or if you are ready to schedule your first or next appointment with your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic, then call today.