Marine City Chiropractor Talks About Feeling Good vs. Being Healthy

Feeling good has little to do with being healthy? In fact Dorland’s Medical Dictionary defines health as optimum physical, mental, and social well-being not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. Don’t judge your health by how you feel. The first symptom for many suffering from heart disease is death.

According to Grays Anatomy, the function of virtually every cell, tissue, and system of the body is controlled by the nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body) which may impair your ability to be healthy.

Many everyday activities can cause bones of your spine to lose their normal position and motion? Besides the obvious trauma to the spine from automobile accidents, improper lifting, and work related injuries, there’s more. Long periods of sitting, emotional stress, alcohol, over-exertion and even the birth process can be culprits too.

Research at the University of Colorado in Boulder discovered that the pressure on spinal nerve roots of as little as 45mm of mercury (about the weight of a quarter) decreased nerve transmission by 60% in just a matter of minutes.

Does Your Marine City Chiropractor Heal Your Body?

The main emphasis of the care delivered by your Marine City Chiropractor is to correct spinal malfunctions that can cause nervous system interference. When those interferences are reduced your body can assume its own natural ability to heal.

A 1969 Harvard Medical School study of children who died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome discovered major biomechanical problems in the infant’s spine? Do you know someone, especially a child, who should be checked for spinal interferences to the nervous system?

Marine City Chiropractor and Sports

Because proper biomechanical and nervous system function is so important to Olympic competitors, many consult Chiropractors to enhance their performance? Many professional athletes attribute at least some of their success to the improvement in performance their teams receive from chiropractic care. Marine City Chiropractor Kevin Gilbert is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Headaches and Whiplash

About 25% of the population have a headache right now! Many are accompanied by tight muscles in the neck, jaw, or skull. Muscle tightness is often the body’s attempt to compensate for spinal imbalances. Marine City Chiropractic care can be effective in eliminating or reducing the occurrence of many types of headaches.

Research indicates about 70% of those suffering from whiplash injuries to the neck have gone on to develop headaches and also suffer problems in their lumbar (lower) spine. Compensation reactions (like scoliosis) cause new problems as the body attempts to counteract the effect of neck injuries.

If one area of your spine malfunctions, other areas of your spine can malfunction to compensate?

More and more people are looking for a preventative or wellness approach to health. A 1982 Gallup poll showed 81% of the population has taken steps to improve their health through better nutrition or exercise. Marine City Chiropractic fits perfectly into this wellness approach to health.

For more information about services offered at our Marine City Location-The Gilbert Clinic of Chiropractic and Massage- or to schedule your appointment call 810-765-4100