As with many things in life, spinal health is something most people do not give much thought to until there is a problem. At Stillwell Family Chiropractic and Massage, serving Kent WA, we love to help educate our patients and potential patients on how to keep your spine healthy before problem arise.
Why Spinal Health is Important
Spinal conditions often manifest themselves as neck pain, back pain, and lower back pain. Often people make the mistake of ignoring this pain hoping that it will go away. Seeking the care of a chiropractor can help to diagnose what exactly is causing your pain so that a treatment plan can be put in place as soon as possible.
Early detection of spinal problems is the best way to keep a small problem from becoming much bigger. Ongoing neck pain, back pain and lower back pain can, over time, begin to interfere with your daily functionality.
Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy
There are steps you can take to help keep your spine healthy. One of the best ways to ensure that your spine stays healthy and flexible is to exercise regularly. Regular exercise helps maintain flexibility and mobility in your spine. When the spine is left immobile, stiffness and disease can set in. Most spinal issues are a result of inflammation. Exercise is a great way to decrease inflammation and help you feel better.
In addition to exercise, stretching each day can also ward off many spinal issues.
Good Posture for Spinal Health
Bad posture also contributes to spinal problems. Chiropractic care can help to improve posture over time. Your chiropractor can help improve your posture through adjustments and other therapies customized to you and your issues.
What to Expect
When you choose to use chiropractic care you are a making a great decision which will affect your health in a positive way. During your first visit your provider will collect important medical information concerning you and your medical history. This information will help your provider to create a customized treatment plan to meet your needs.
Your provider may want to take x-rays in order to pinpoint any specific issues you are having.
Once your provider has created a treatment plan for you, you can expect a variety of therapies used to address your issues. Some providers will use massage therapy, spinal adjustments and more.