Most people understand that chiropractic is good for bones. Just like we expect massages therapists to work on muscles, we expect chiropractors to work on our skeletons.
Yet bone health is deeper than their alignment. How strong are these bones? What is going on inside them? Are they rich with nutrients and flexible? Or are they brittle and weak with osteoporosis?
Drs. Ryan and Denise Dopps, Wichita, believe that routine spinal exams and chiropractic care are important to prevent osteoporosis and other health conditions. Spinal structure and body mechanics are chiropractors’ specialty, and their positive effects reach farther than you may know.
Several factors have been found to contribute to osteoporosis. First, abnormal biomechanical or structural stress, which can be improved with daily weight-bearing activity. Second, chemical stress, which can be improved by eliminating toxins and increasing nutrients. Lastly, neurological stress, which can be improved by removing the minor misalignments caused to the spinal vertebrae that have been jarred from their proper position. These misalignments can be treated with adjustments, by chiropractors like Dr. Ryan and Dr. Denise.
“Bone quality extends way beyond density and can be improved at any age through exercise and nutrition. Good balance is paramount to prevent falls.” (Dr. Lani Simpson, Chiropractor and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist). This video shows interesting points about bone composition.
You may have stopped growing taller, but your bones are constantly changing. Osteoblast are the cells rebuild and replenish bones. Chiropractic can encourage and stimulate these osteoblasts in the living tissue of our bones. Because the nervous system and brain-body communication is restored, by removing subluxations or misalignments, the whole body begins to function at a higher level. Chiropractic adjustments focus on the body’s structure by correcting distortions of the spine and helping to prevent other health problems. Chiropractic also increases mobility and range of motion.
“Chiropractic focuses on the anatomy of the spinal cord and the nerves that branch out from it. Even minor deviations of the spine caused by poor posture can impair the working of a nerve and the body part it supplies.” (Miriam Stoddard, MD, Lennon, J. (1994, January American Journal of Pain Management)
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You can also connect with Dr. Denise on Instagram (@ddopps) where she promotes health through nutrition and exercise. Her podcast encourages and stimulates mental health at www.adjustyourvocabulary.com, using vocabulary to “elevate your voice.”