Everyone is looking for ways to increase their endurance and their ability in order to prevent injury. Athletes view injury as a significant setback, as the time lost during recovery is valuable time that could be used to improve their performance. Those in the work force want to avoid injury as a way to enjoy their free time and maintain efficiency throughout their professional career. When individuals go about their job, most of which come with full-week 9am to 5pm schedules, they want to enjoy their time on the weekend, or any other time they have off. So what can we do to avoid injury and promote positive musculoskeletal health outcomes?
Chiropractic care can be looked to as one method of prevention in warding off musculoskeletal injuries and other chronic condition. Spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustment have the potential to put the spine’s vertebrae in the proper position, and ensure that all other components of the musculoskeletal system are in place. However if patients are fearful of seeking these treatment options, then the chiropractor is not simply dismissed. Patients have the opportunity to see a chiropractor, communicate their hesitancy, and receive other types of care from the chiropractor.
An element of chiropractic care that many forget about, is the role of nutritional consultation. Chiropractic professionals can assess the patient’s dietary practice and potentially make adjustments to what the patient is taking into their body. Specific attention needs to be paid to free radicals and the ability for antioxidants to reduce their presence in the body. Free radicals can be involved in the onset of many different chronic conditions and if there are not adequate antioxidant levels in the body then these foreign bodies can do a lot of harm.
Nutrition is one way to increase antioxidant levels but adequate exercise is also effective in maintaining these levels. This is yet another area where chiropractic care can improve health outcomes in that chiropractors can tailor an exercise program for a patient or even just talk to them about exercising more. This consultative approach is just one of many tools that chiropractic professionals keep in the shed.
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