Serious dancers know the value of chiropractic care. When you perform on a regular basis and demand both grace and strength from your body, you need every muscle to function reliably. You may assume that dancers are effortlessly graceful, blessed with bodies in perfect proportion. The truth is that dancers are train hard to become aware of their body’s posture, which empowers them to correct the unevenness that their bodies have, and to sense problems before and potential get help before it grows unmanageable. Alignment, Function and Balance is what chiropractic care is all about.
The right side of your body probably does not function precisely the same as your left. If you’re right-handed, you’ve probably grown up kicking balls with your right foot, so your right leg muscles have grown stronger than your left. Certain sports are very one-sided, such as golf and tennis: they require you to constantly turn in one direction, without executing the opposite, mirror movement. Both of these factors can lead to exacerbating lack of function and imbalance.
We tend to lift things a certain way, or carry our backpacks, briefcases, and small children on the same side of our body. If your normal activities develop your muscles in a lopsided fashion —which is true of most— then this can cause, or aggravate, imperfect alignment in your body.
Many people have unevenness in their hips, knees, ankles, or legs. Chiropractors are trained to gently correct this unevenness. Why does this matter? Your brain sends messages to your body through your spinal cord and nerves. When you are misaligned, your spinal cord is like a garden hose that you’re stepping on: the water gets through, but not as cleanly and efficiently as it is meant to.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Since society now embraces holistic healthcare techniques, chiropractic care is increasingly popular and respected. You should know that Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care—that is, care of the top of your spine along the back of your neck—can have tremendous effects. It makes sense: your neck is the beginning of your spine, and if your nerves are not adequately transmitting your brain’s messages due to misalignment, then different parts of your body will suffer consequences.
The sooner ALL people, not just dancers are able to come to a specialized clinic such as Chiron Chiropractic and functional medicine, and have their nervous system, balance, and other body function tested the sooner people will live a more healthy life.