When most people start feeling pain, they don’t think of Dr. Biggs Chiropractic Center. They rely on painkillers and anti-inflammatories, which can be a benefit for certain situations, but like the warning lights in your car, pain can be one of the last signals your body has to inform you of something that is wrong.

Taking pain medication can provide temporary relief or turn off that warning light, but it doesn’t treat the underlying issues that can potentially lead to a major health crisis within weeks. Covering up the pain is like continuing to drive your car long after the light comes on.

Chiropractic can be a smart way to help turn off the warning light before it becomes a larger problem without being exposed to the potential risk of pain medications or, even worse, addictive opioid use.

To understand the importance of a healthy spine, let’s explore one of the most sensitive and critical areas of the body, the nervous system. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and exiting nerves, and while everyone knows how important a fully functional and healthy brain is, the health of the spinal cord and nerves are just as important to keep your entire body functioning, but often go overlooked.

This complex system controls everything from walking and talking, to breathing, digesting food, and yes, even the beat of your heart. Would you be surprised if we told you that the pressure from a weight as small as this coin could create nerve irritation that could decrease your immune system function or even cause your heart to beat incorrectly? Just a little pressure in the wrong place, and you could develop major problems without even realizing it.

After your adjustment, the chiropractor may suggest you perform stretches to keep the area loose and limber and may recommend that you ice the area to reduce inflammation to keep yourself feeling as comfortable as possible. Everyone is different, and based on your condition and first adjustment, the chiropractor may suggest a schedule of routine visits tailored to ensure that you attain and maintain the joint flexibility and ease of motion that will allow you to do things like this.

Dr. Biggs Chiropractic Center makes it easy and affordable to fit quality chiropractic care into your busy schedule. They’re near where you work or live. They’re open evenings and weekends, with pricing less than most co-pays. You don’t need an appointment, walk, or slouch right in. No wonder it’s the largest network of chiropractic clinics in the country and still growing.