So, come on then, what is it that chiropractors can actually do for you?
As chiropractors in Singapore (and generally nice humans!), we love to see our clients benefitting from getting their spines and nervous systems checked in order to maximise their lives. The nervous system coordinates all body system function and the spine is intimately related to how well the nervous system is able to do its job. In daily life, misalignments of the spine can interfere with your body’s co-ordination, meaning that your brain can no longer do its job properly and, in short, you feel lousy. And often, you won’t know why - you may think that your headache is down to frustration at work, or your shoulder pain is caused by something you did at the gym, but it may be your spine.
You’d be amazed at some of the problems that can be fixed with adjustments, from chronic insomnia to constipation. We’ve fixed up people from all walks of life who thought that they’d never be able to work, go to school or play sport again. It’s pretty magical - not to mention life changing.
Chiropractic care is a great place to start for families in the pursuit of health and happiness. Children learn healthy lifestyle habits from their parents… much earlier than you would suspect! As the child develops in the womb he or she has a fully-functioning nervous system that can respond to stimuli, engage in activity and respond to healthy lifestyle choices that mom and dad make. As we all know, this continues throughout life, so teaching your little people positive happens can set them up for decades to come.
A few examples of ways chiropractic care can help you out...
Stress in your life causes stress in your nervous system, and that can cause headaches. So, very simply; headaches are caused by living with too much stress for too long. Headaches can be a sign that something needs to change in your life - they’re usually unnecessary. You don’t have to suffer from headaches, and neither do your loved ones. We can help. Chiropractic care is about reducing stress in your nervous system so that you can be as innately free and healthy as possible. It’s about you living the best life you can, and being strong and healthy. Why continue living your life at less than 100%?
Aches, pains, and other body signals result from the very common poor posture seated position in which many of us spend the majority of our time. Commonly, people associate the time they spend seated at the office as a necessary, but unavoidable habit that causes neck, shoulder, and lower back pains. We then spend even more time sitting down outside of the office! Not only does prolonged sitting contribute to headaches, shoulder tension, and lower back pain, but new studies show that sitting 6+ hours increases your chances of death by 40% compared to someone who sits less than 3 hours a day. Wowsers. So what is the solution? If you’re sitting a lot, it’s absolutely necessary to have your spine taken care of by a chiropractor. If you are experiencing aches, pains, and challenges that prevent you from enjoying activities that keep you moving and healthy, it’s a sign that you’re not living your best possible life.
Far too many people suffer from insomnia and other sleep deficiencies. Because of the way it affects our health and lives, sleeping difficulties can be the most terrible of all health problems. Sleep is what allows us to rest and recover energy spent throughout the day and when most of the healing happens in our bodies. Not many people know that their nervous system is primarily responsible for determining how well they sleep. Your nervous system controls and coordinates everything that happens in your body and that includes your ability to sleep. Tension and stress in your life lead to tension and stress in your spine and nervous system. Some of the most common (and dangerous) results of that nervous system stress are sleeping problems. Another reason chiropractic care is so important, is that returning the spine, nervous system, and body back to balance often allows the person’s sleep habits to normalise.
Kids and chiropractic care
Almost every day brings an opportunity to celebrate as our child begins to roll over, eat solid foods, crawl, walk, and talk. Each new skill and “trick” is learned, carefully coordinated and developed through the nervous system. The brain sends messages through the spinal cord to all parts of the body in order to orchestrate even the simplest of tasks – tasks we adults often take for granted. And it’s all done through the little one’s nervous system. This is why one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children is spinal health, in terms of their development and their general wellbeing.
Contact Life Chiropractic Centre today to find out even more (or just to have a nice chat).