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Chiropractic for Men: Q and A
How can chiropractic help men as they work, sleep, enjoy daily activities, and go through life?
How will chiropractic help as I get older?
Chiropractic is a good way to maintain a healthy lifestyle as men get older. Men have age related changes to their health. As a man’s body ages, he loses muscle mass and gains adipose (fat) tissue. This change in body mass can put stress on the muscles and joints. Chiropractic can help align the body to compensate for the changes as the body ages. It is best to get chiropractic treatment at an early age, this will help with preventing injuries and arthritic changes later in life. Don’t procrastinate in getting help for your muscles and joints. Waiting until your senior years to see the chiropractor will result in less improvement from the chiropractic adjustment.
How will chiropractic help with my job?
Chiropractic can help with your work related activities whether your job is physically demanding or staying in an office chair all day. If your job involves heavy or repetitious lifting then chiropractic adjustments will help prevent injuries and increase flexibility. It can also help with job efficiency by allowing you to reach farther with better coordination. If your job requires you to be seated for long periods, chiropractic adjustments ease the stress placed on the low back and reduce muscle tightness. Also if you drive for more than an hour a day, chiropractic adjustments can ease tension on the legs and lumbar spine.
Can chiropractic help me to stay strong?
Chiropractic can help men stay strong and active. A chiropractic adjustment can restore the alignment of the joints to the correct position. This will help the muscles contract and move the joint more efficiently. By using the muscles in a more effective way, the body saves energy and has healthier biomechanics. Physical activities place greater demands on the body. Therefore, the skeletal alignment must be correct to perform the activity properly and efficiently. A chiropractor can evaluate your posture and make corrections to the structure of your skeleton.
How will chiropractic help with my workouts and sports/fitness goals?
There are many professional and college athletes that are on a schedule to receive regular chiropractic adjustments. They incorporate chiropractic into their wellness schedule on an ongoing basis. They understand the value of seeing their chiropractor regularly. They notice that without receiving chiropractic adjustments, their bodies will not achieve peak performance. Chiropractic is also great for the recreational athlete. It can reduce stiffness and increase flexibility for the weekend sports and exercise enthusiast. Enjoyment of sports and exercise is the main reason that an active person will participate in these activities and chiropractic can keep you enjoying them much longer. Also chiropractic can help prevent injuries because the athlete typically experiences better balance and coordination after visiting their chiropractor.
How can chiropractic help with maintaining my weight and muscle mass?
Chiropractic is very important for men as they age. As men age they can lose weight as muscle instead of as fat. The older a man gets the more likely he is to start losing muscle mass. Exercise is important to prevent muscle loss, but also chiropractic is important in keeping the body functioning better through adjustment and nutrition. With chiropractic adjustments and nutritional support, a man can prevent muscle loss through balanced hormone production. He can also exercise with less injury and discomfort. Chiropractors will check the nerve roots from the spine that send signals to the heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, kidneys and importantly the hormone producing glands such as the prostate, testes and adrenal glands. It is essential that these important parts of the body receive adequate signals through the nervous system.
How can chiropractic help with a man’s specific health needs?
Men have different health needs and concerns than women do. This is simply because they have different anatomical structures. Men have unique hormonal needs and changes that need to be addressed. Two important male glands the can be helped with chiropractic adjustment and nutrition are the prostate and testicular glands. These two glands are very important for the urinary and reproductive systems. Testosterone is an important hormone produced by the testes and used all over the body. Chiropractors are able to adjust the lower back and pelvis to keep the nerves leading to the prostate and testes healthy and functioning at optimal levels. The chiropractor can give advice on nutrition that will also boost the efficiency of these two important glands. This is important due to the changes a man goes through with these vital male glands. So the sooner chiropractic is started the better.
How can chiropractic help me to have a more enjoyable time with my friends and family?
It’s difficult to enjoy spending time with family and friends when your health is suffering. Back pain, neck pain and headaches can prevent the enjoyment of being with friends and family. Body aches can make you feel irritable and fatigued. Yet, a surprising number of these aches and pains can be reduced and even eliminated through receiving routine chiropractic treatment.
Is it possible to get more restful sleep after receiving chiropractic treatment?
Sleep is one of the most vital activities needed for a healthy well being. Sleep is one of those “don’t know what you got till it is gone” things that seem unimportant until you start losing sleep. Chiropractic adjustments can help you to have a much better sleep experience and reach all stages of sleep. It is hard to fall asleep when you can’t get into a comfortable position. Whether it is joint or muscle pain, restless leg syndrome or just an overall feeling of uneasiness, chiropractic adjustments can align the skeletal system and reduce the muscle and joint inflammation. An important part of sleeping is finding the proper pillow for the neck. If the pillow is too large or small the neck will be at an unhealthy angle and there is a greater risk of muscle spasms, neck pain and headaches. Chiropractic adjustments along with receiving advice on proper pillow use will help initiate restful sleep.
Can chiropractic treatment help reduce my level of stress?
Where does stress come from and how can we lower it? There are different types of stress: internal stress and external stress. Chiropractic adjustments can help with internal stress such as muscle soreness, headaches, and joint pain. By eliminating the internal stress, the body can now adapt more efficiently to the external stress such as work, relationships, and emergency situations. Men tend to keep stress bottled up and chiropractic adjustment can help release some of the tension and anxiety that has built up.
As mentioned above, men have unique health needs that should be addressed in order for their bodies to function optimally. Chiropractors are well educated on helping men to maintain a healthy lifestyle by treating these unique health concerns through chiropractic adjustments, nutrition and proper sleep support.