There can be little question that a healthy “musculoskeletal (MSK) system”, which includes the spine and all the muscles, bones, and joints of the body, is essential to our well-being. While we tend to feel stronger and healthier when the MSK system is in good working order, problems involving muscles, and joints can range from annoying to debilitating. Such MSK conditions as back pain, neck pain, joint pain, arthritis, and osteoporosis are the most commonly reported medical conditions among individual under 65 years of age and the second most commonly reported condition among those age 65 years and older. To help correct the causative factors and alleviate the pain associated with these (and other conditions), chiropractors provide expert treatment. The word chiropractic comes from the Greek words “cheir” (hands) and “praxis” (practice). As the name suggests, it is hands- on therapy. Chiropractic manipulation is the application of pressure to a person’s spine or other parts of their body to a qualified chiropractic doctor, or chiropractor. This pressure allows a chiropractor to adjust and correct alignment. Chiropractic manipulation aims to reduce pain and improve mechanical function, or the way a person moves. To schedule an appointment, please call 860-621-2225 or visit us at 200 Queen St., Southington.
P.S. Bones, muscles, and joints need to move to stay healthy. Weight- bearing activities (such as walking) and resistance training (such as weight-lifting) help build and maintain bone density.