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Many people have the common misconception that chiropractic treatment is only used to treat issues like back and neck pain, however, Dr. Billy DeMoss, doctor of chiropractic and expert in anti-aging, natural techniques, has helped hundreds of his own patients understand the true essence of chiropractic care and what it can really do to help an individual�s overall health and wellness, promoting longevity.

The connection between the brain, spinal cord and the nervous system is fundamental to control every function of the body which provides life and it�s important for each individual to understand how nurturing these structures through proper nutrition, exercise and good sleeping habits can extend our well-being. Additionally, just like functional and external health is important, taking care of the spine and the nervous system is essential towards overall health and wellness.

Chiropractic Care for Longevity

Dr. Billy DeMoss emphasizes that longevity can be achieved through the daily basis practice of good habits which contribute to a whole improvement of lifestyle. According to Dr. DeMoss, that is the exact function of chiropractic. When a person visits a chiropractor�s office due to symptoms of pain and discomfort, foremost, the doctor of chiropractic will assess the individual�s spine to determine whether they have any subluxations, or spinal misalignments, which could be the source of their symptoms. When there�s a misalignment in the spine, a point along the spine where the vertebrae aren�t moving or functioning properly can cause irritation and inflammation to the surrounding structures, resulting in a compression of the nerves which can create an interference between the brain, spinal cord, nerves and ultimately, the internal organs of the body. A chiropractor�s job is to remove these interferences and restore the normal function of the spine and its surrounding structures.

In an average visit to the chiropractor�s office, a chiropractor will evaluate an individual�s condition to diagnose a subluxation, as well as other possible complications, through palpation, feeling the spine and checking their range of motion. Occasionally, these healthcare providers will utilize X-rays and thermographic scans, if available, to determine the area where an individual needs to be adjusted, to remove their spinal misalignments and allow greater communication through the circuitry of the brain, spinal cord and nerves, to the organs and back.

According to research studies, approximately 85 percent of disease is caused by being in a constant state of stress. When the spine is out of alignment, not only does it interfere with the natural transmission of nerve signals from the brain to the rest of the body, it also causes tension to build up on the spinal cord, creating irritation of the nerves, which can then push an individual to enter a constant state of stress, triggering the sympathetic system, best known as the fight or flight response.

The human body is designed to enter the sympathetic state periodically in the case of a stressful situation or during instances of extreme danger. In a sympathetic state, the body reacts by increasing heart rate and pressure, along with other physical changes, to exponentially increase the function of the structures of the body, however, many individuals are found to constantly be in this state of stress, something which research studies have concluded could lead to heart disease and other complications if the issue is not corrected over a prolonged period of time.

Fortunately, these same research studies support the fact that if a person�s spinal subluxations, or misalignments, are corrected as well as their posture, the individual�s overall health and wellness can be restored, improving their longevity.

What is Chiropractic?

How Chiropractic Treatment Heals the Body

Chiropractic is referred to as one of the most powerful tools for removing stress. Chiropractic care helps correct subluxations through the use of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, along with the participation in a specific set of exercises, changes in nutrition and sleeping habits, as well as the correction of posture. Compression on the nerves caused by a spinal misalignment can restrict the proper flow of life. Chiropractic treatment can help remove tension from the spinal cord and help shift a person from the sympathetic system into the parasympathetic state, where the body is able to rest, properly undergo digestion and nutrient absorption, ultimately repairing itself to promote a healthier state to prevent disease by building healthy cells to prolong life. Dr. Billy DeMoss describes how his patients have claimed they have more energy, sleep better and experience improved digestion and symptoms. A proper alignment of the spine can slow down the process of degeneration in the body, preventing the development of degenerative diseases, such as osteoarthritis.

When it comes to correcting posture, chiropractic treatment can also help. The spine is placed under the stress of gravity on a daily basis. Additionally, due to the increased popularity of devices such as smart phones and tablets, or simply sitting in front of a computer screen for an extended period of time has created an epidemic of forward head posture cases in the population. With regular spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, chiropractic can restore an individual�s original alignment of their spine, reducing the amount of stress being placed on its surrounding structures to decrease irritation and inflammation, helping to strengthen the muscles and other tissues around the spine to improve posture.

In conclusion, Dr. Billy DeMoss, like many other doctors of chiropractic, understands the importance of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations to help restore the body�s natural well-being to promote longevity. Overall health and wellness doesn�t only involve following nutritional, physical activity and sleep habits. Whole body wellness also includes the health of the spine and its surrounding structures. As an individual interested in living a longer, healthier life, make sure to consult your primary health provider or visit a chiropractic office to receive a diagnosis of your current spinal condition to begin treatment, if needed, as soon as possible and improve your overall lifestyle.

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Chiropractic care is a well-known, alternative treatment option utilized to naturally relieve symptoms of neck and back pain, among others. Recent studies have demonstrated however, that chiropractic can also have tremendous anti-aging effects on the body, helping to prevent the rapid degeneration of the spine to avoid developing diseases like osteoarthritis.

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By Dr. Alex Jimenez

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