Today I’d like to share something special with you. It may help you understand why we do what we do. When I first went to chiropractic school all those years ago in San Francisco I used to spend hours in the library studying physiology.
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory disease affecting mainly the pelvis (sacroiliac) joints, spine and rib joints, causing pain and progressive stiffness. It affects young males about four times as often as females. Onset typically occurs between the ages of 15 and 45.
The human body simply needs to be in alignment. If it is, we are more efficient standing in gravity and we are not ‘hanging’ on our muscles and ligaments. Our weight is being supported effortlessly. Better still, we feel healthy, have bags of energy and move gracefully. This is not just about standing up straight; it’s about postural awareness and developing and maintaining great habits.
Yes, chiropractic patients can enjoy life longer! As a chiropractor, one of the greatest things for me is to see wonderful people regain their health, sometimes even after years of pain and suffering. Unfortunately, what I am increasingly aware of is that many families are still in the dark as to the outstanding benefits that are possible for seniors through regular chiropractic care.
Getting a good night’s sleep depends on a lot of different factors — comfort, stress level, room temperature – but to get it right, you’ve got to start with the basics and your mattress is the first building block to a restful slumber.