|As the physical body matures (and our minds become wiser!), many look for ways to maintain their vitality and continue their quality of life. Studies have shown that chiropractic patients in their senior years report better overall health, have fewer chronic conditions, spend fewer days in nursing homes and hospitals, are more mobile in their communities and are less likely to use prescription drugs than non-chiropractic patients. Even when the demographics were nearly identical, the chiropractic group reported fewer ongoing health problems.|
Moreover, 87% of these chiropractic patients described their health as good to excellent, compared to just 67% of the non-chiropractic group.
Structure Dictates Function
The problem is, interference can be introduced to the spinal cord and nerves by misalignment or poor movement of the vertebrae. When one, or several, of the vertebrae become stuck or malpositioned, the body’s ability to function optimally is compromised. Every cell and organ is affected - your digestion, breathing, movement, immune system, and circulation, just to name a few. When your structure is weakened, so are all the functions in your body. Using a variety of techniques, Doctors of Chiropractic re-align the spine to restore balance to the body. Without drugs or surgery, Chiropractors help your body work the way it was designed to.
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Melissa Vecchio, DC, FICPA
Melissa Vecchio, DC is a Chiropractor, writer, and professional speaker practicing in Collingwood, Ontario. She is also the co-founder of the Holistic Living Network, a resource and social network for individuals interested in natural living.