Can Chiropractic Adjustments increase back strength?
Yes. Absolutely. When you visit a Chiropractor, you are training and strengthening your spine. How amazing is that! A chiropractic adjustment is not just joint popping, its also about the strength of your neck, back, and mind.
In fact, the audible pop doesn’t even need to occur for a successful manipulation to occur. However with a manual adjustment, it often does, and some patients and doctors like to hear it. Research has found that pop or not, the same benefits are experienced, so long as the manipulation is performed correctly.
So how does this strengthen my back?
A Chiropractic adjustment strengthens the weak muscles around your spine and restores the body to its optimal functioning performance. In its correct position balance to your spine and nervous system is restored.
Your brain and body connect and communicate with each other through the nervous system and deep spinal muscles that hold your spine in its proper position. When the joints of the spine are out of alignment, they lose communication pathways and therefore do not carry out their proper movement and lock up. The spinal muscles stop working and become weak and lazy. Over time your brain loses more connection to these muscles. If you think about how the brain works and the saying ‘ if you don’t use it, you lose it’, this is exactly the same.
This is not a good situation to get into because losing strength in your deep spinal muscles can lead to a cascade of problems; compensations throughout the body, reduced nerve connection, reduced power and strength, over-active and tight superficial muscles, confusion in the nervous system and too much pressure on delicate structures in the spine that can cause significant damage.
What does all this mean for me? Well, it’s a really good idea to get your spine checked regularly by your Chiropractor.
a) For the peace of mind your spine is structurally sound and strong, and b) To ensure your nervous system is firing nicely and at its optimum level for the maximum performance of your body and mind.
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