When you sustain an injury, your body will respond with a series of naturally honed reactions to repair the damaged tissue. With the help of chiropractic care to restore balance to your body, you can heal quickly and gain new strength to prevent reinjury. The body is designed to naturally regenerate cells all the time and focus more energy on damaged tissue so that healthier cells appear. Below are some of the systems in the body that facilitate this type of healing.
- Blood circulation: Your blood stream carries nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body while removing waste and toxins. If circulation is stimulated with treatment like therapeutic massage, more valuable nutrients can be delivered to the site of your injury for accelerated recovery.
- Nervous system: The nerves in the body are communication centers that send and receive signals from the brain. Nerves that are agitated by tissue misplaced from an injury—particularly an injury in the spine—will send pain signals, indicating to your brain that there is a problem. Spinal manipulation can realign structures to their proper positions so they remain in place as they heal; by doing so, the chances of developing chronic pain are reduced.
- Muscular structure: The deep skeletal muscles are essential to the most basic movements your body can perform. At the time of an injury, these muscles can be overstretched and cause surrounding muscles to work harder. Supporting the natural healing process with physical therapy or strength training will help you rebuild the injured muscles and strengthen those around the injury to prevent further damage or discomfort.
Find the help you need to let your body’s natural healing work its best with Peterson Chiropractic in New York City. Schedule a consultation with us to discuss your pain and associated symptoms by calling (212) 242-3210 or visiting our website.