In my last blog post I was compelled to write about the benefits and necessity of infants and children being checked by a Chiropractor. By now it may have become evident that everyone - regardless of age, sex, and health status should be checked for spinal misalignments by a Chiropractor on a regular basis in order to ensure 100% communication between brain and body - aka optimal health! While this may seem an obvious and incredibly important part to my own health regime, not everyone is fortunate enough to have experienced a Chiropractic adjustment or even have the liberty to speak with a Chiropractor and dig into their brains a bit. This is the ultimate goal of this blog...to provide you...the reader a completely open forum for you to learn ways to improve your health via Chiropractic, nutrition, exercise, etc. and to learn the benefits of Chiropractic care from the comfort of your own home, office, or maybe the beach (it is Miami after all! :) ). So...this week I have decided to post on the benefits and ways that Chiropractic can improve upon your workouts and performance. I work out at the gym on a regular basis. Recently, since starting my practice in Coconut Grove, many of my fellow gym go-ers have become aware that I am a Chiropractor. I have been approached and asked quite frequently if Chiropractic can help them...my answer is always yes.
There is no one that cannot benefit from a properly aligned spine. I look to my everyday life and encounters with patients, friends, etc. to hone in on what I feel the public is inquisitive about and needs additional information on, thus this week athletes!
This is a great article, and I really could not have put it into better words myself, hence I am attaching the article for your reading enjoyment and learning enhancement.
"Our brain is the master control unit for our whole bodies. The brain sends out signals to the rest of our body via the central and peripheral nervous system. Our vertebrae protect our spinal cord and the nerves exiting the spinal cord. With everyday life, training, trauma, and other activities, our vertebrae can become subluxated and/or restricted. This in turn puts stress on the immediate surrounding nerves and indirectly affects the innervation of muscles and organs down a particular nerve pattern. This added pressure could cost your body efficiency and reaction time. Fractions of a second are huge in an athlete’s world and could mean the difference between a gold or silver medal, a sub three minute Fran, or a blocked shot in the NBA finals." - article excerpt.
Dr. Melissa Cruz
Innate Living Chiropractic
3151 SW 27th Ave Coconut Grove, FL 33133