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The Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

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Individuals tend to think of chiropractic treatment for pain relief, injury recovery, and help with poor posture. This is correct, but regular chiropractic spinal adjustments can provide numerous benefits to feel your absolute best and improve an individual’s quality of life. Doctors of chiropractic/DCs perform a thorough physical and neurological evaluation of the individual to diagnose the root cause of spine pain. The proper diagnosis is essential to the individual’s customized treatment plan.

Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

Chiropractic spinal adjustments address a variety of health-related issues. A chiropractor will work with the individual to determine the most beneficial treatment possible. This includes posture training, exercise, stretching, massage therapy, and more. Below are a few of the benefits of chiropractic spinal adjustments:

Better joint health and mobility

  • Enhances physical and athletic abilities
  • Restores muscle balance which is secondary to alignment and loosens/releases tight muscles and resets loose/misaligned muscles

Risk of spine and other conditions is reduced

  • The body’s natural healing potential is increased along with blood and nerve circulation
  • Organ function is improved
  • Sense of well-being increases through:
  • Symptom management of depression, anxiety, and hyperactivity symptoms

Overall Energy is increased

  • Sleep improves from the realignment and tension release
  • Brain fog clears up along with improved concentration

Body’s immune response increases

  • From the reset blood and nerve circulation, the immune system’s response time improves
  • This helps prevents the onset of disease and illness
  • Symptoms of pain are alleviated
  • Chronic pain conditions are avoided

Highly beneficial for prenatal care

  • Reduces body discomfort
  • Helps maintain a healthy posture
  • Prepares the body for labor

Doctors of Chiropractic

Chiropractors are trained in musculoskeletal treatment and dedicated to providing the best possible. Spinal misalignment is often at the root of body dysfunction and poor health. Contact Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic today with your health goals and see how we can help achieve them.

Body Composition

Complex Carbs Help Build Muscle

Carbs help regulate muscle glycogen repletion. Glycogen is a form of glucose that gets stored for later use. When the body needs energy, the glycogen activates and is ready as a fuel source. Carbohydrates are stored as glycogen. When the body’s carbohydrates are low, glycogen stores are low. When carbohydrates are taken in the glycogen stores are refilled. Because glycogen is used for energy the replenishment of those stores is important. This is why it is recommended to take in carbs immediately after exercising/physical activity. This replenishes glycogen stores for later.

Carbohydrates prevent muscle degradation

Low-carb diets and muscle loss. A study compared a low-carb diet to other diets and found the restriction of carbs resulted in protein loss. Restricting carbohydrates causes an increase in the amount of nitrogen that gets excreted. Nitrogen is a component of amino acids that forms muscle proteins. Loss of nitrogen indicates the muscles are breaking down.

Disclaimer

The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the musculoskeletal system’s injuries or disorders. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request. We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP, CIFM, CTG*
email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com
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Licensed in Texas & New Mexico

References

Dubinsky RM, Miyasaki J.Assessment: Efficacy of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in the treatment of pain in neurologic disorders (an evidence-based review). Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2010;74:173-176.

Fritz JM, Lindsay W, Matheson JW, Brennan GP, Hunter SJ, Moffit SD, et al. Is there a subgroup of patients with low back pain likely to benefit from mechanical traction? Results of a randomized clinical trial and subgrouping analysis. Spine. 2007 Dec 15;32(26):E793-800.

Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C.,C.C.S.T

Welcome-Bienvenido's to our blog. We focus on treating severe spinal disabilities and injuries. We also treat Sciatica, Neck and Back Pain, Whiplash, Headaches, Knee Injuries, Sport Injuries,�Dizziness, Poor Sleep, Arthritis. We use advanced proven therapies focused on optimal mobility, health, fitness, and structural conditioning. We use Individualized Diet Plans, Specialized Chiropractic Techniques, Mobility-Agility Training, Adapted Cross-Fit Protocols and the "PUSH System" to treat patients suffering from various injuries and health problems. If you would like to learn more about a Doctor of Chiropractic who uses advanced progressive techniques to facilitate complete physical health, please connect with me. We a focus on simplicity to help restore mobility and recovery. I'd love to see you. Connect!

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