Our bodies are optimized to carry our daily loads, but every working machine will occasionally jam. A sudden blow to the body can cause moving parts to become misaligned. This can happen from simply tripping over something at home, lifting something heavy at work, or while playing an active sport. Meyer Chiropractic Office of Stillwater, OK, performs chiropractic adjustments to help relieve the problems misalignments cause.
How Do Our Bones Become Misaligned?
Our backs are made up of vertebrae and discs that stack precisely upon each to support the spinal column. Jarring activity can cause the discs or vertebrae to become misaligned, resulting in pinched nerves, bulging discs, and/or muscles to work harder to compensate for the weight load being offset.
The shoulders, hips, ankles, and knees are among the most common joints to suffer damage, aside from spinal misalignment.
Physically demanding jobs can increase the risk of lifting too much, twisting while lifting, or dealing with hazardous conditions.
Most accidents occur in the home. This is largely due to the time spent and level of activity within it. Tripping while rushing to a ringing phone could cause any number of injuries.
A general fender bender will still cause a jarring impact to the back and neck. More serious collisions can lead to hyperextension or dislocation of joints.
How Chiropractic Adjustments Help
Chiropractors are trained to understand the musculoskeletal system. They are familiar with how each of these moving parts is designed to function. They are also trained in how to perform corrective procedures when something goes wrong.
Chiropractors can physically manipulate the many moving parts to ensure they are put back in the proper places and perform adequately.
If you are curious about how Meyer Chiropractic Office of Stillwater, OK, may be able to help you, please call 405-372-6919 to schedule a consultation and begin your path to feeling better.