Wellness is word that is commonly used in our society. So, what is wellness? Merriam-Webster defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an activity sought goal.” Does that mean that it is a person that is in good physical and mental health? Does that mean eating well? Exercising? Going to church? Taking time off work? Let’s explore the different avenues of wellness and how chiropractic care in Sioux Falls may play a role in helping patients to achieve wellness.
What is Wellness?
In my opinion, wellness is a complex term that has many different facets. For someone to be in a true state of wellness I believe requires them to be completely physically, emotionally, and spiritually “healthy.” If a person is struggling in any aspect of “health” it will make it difficult to achieve health in the other aspects. The definition of spiritual and emotional health may vary based on the goals of the person achieving wellness. These are things that may be best evaluated with guidance from your counselor, therapist and/or religious leader. Every person is unique and the wellness a person strives for may take different forms based on whatever unique goals a person has.
Chiropractic care may be able to play an important role in wellness. The basis of chiropractic care is to find nerve interference that is caused by misaligned vertebra in the spine. This interference disrupts the communication that occurs between the brain and the rest of the body. Chiropractors call this nerve interference a subluxation. Other people may describe it as having a pinched nerve or feeling “out.” Common symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling or even muscle tightness or muscle weakness. However, the nerves from the spine travel to pretty much all areas of the body. Due to this, other subluxation signs could include heartburn, headaches, decreased balance, digestive problems, or many others.
Chiropractic Wellness Care in Sioux Falls
So, what is chiropractic “wellness care?” It is when a patient chooses to come in for care on a regular basis regardless of if they are having symptoms or not. For some patients this is weekly while for another it may be every 3 months or longer. Choosing to come in on a regular “maintenance” basis isn’t a guarantee that you will never symptoms or problems. The goal is to find and correct subluxations proactively before they are severe enough to cause a noticeable symptom. In our Sioux Falls chiropractic office, we don’t require or pressure patients to choose to come in on a regular basis, but we do believe in regular chiropractic care, or “wellness care.” We are happy to provide care at whatever level a patient feels comfortable with. If you have any questions about chiropractic care or would like schedule an appointment, please contact our office.