Chiropractic Care for Musculoskeletal Health
Your musculoskeletal (MSK) system represents an intricate network of muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Together, this network is fundamental to our ability to function in our daily lives – not only does your MSK system provide structure to your body, but it allows you to move, hold, turn, grab, and more. Additionally, your MSK system is incredibly important for protecting your internal organs. Ultimately, without MSK health, one could argue that there is no health. An impaired MSK system can impair your ability to engage in the activities you need, want, and love to do. Fortunately, chiropractors are experts in MSK health and we specialize in restoring MSK health and also preventing MSK system deterioration.
There are a wide variety of conditions that can impact MSK health. Disorders such as arthritis, sprains, tears, bone breaks and fractures, chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and tendinitis are just a very few examples of MSK disorders. In fact, because your MSK system includes your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and connective tissues, any injury or disorder affecting these parts of your body would classify as an MSK disorder. Physical trauma such as experienced in a car accident, overuse issues such as repetitive strain, and even degenerative disorders impact your MSK system. Moreover, impairments of MSK health can be acute, chronic, or recurrent.
Educating our patients on the importance of MSK health is a priority of chiropractors. Your head and neck pain, shoulder and back discomfort, and limitations in joint movement in your elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers are all signs of impaired MSK health that can significantly impact quality of life. Indeed, MSK injuries affect people across the lifespan. While older adults are more likely to experience problems with their MSK system, anybody may suffer injury or illness to the components that make up the MSK system.
Mitigating the risk of MSK injury, particularly as we age, requires maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Regular physical activity, a healthy diet, and primary health care services (such as delivered by your chiropractor) can help keep your MSK system well both from a prevention and treatment standpoint. By working with your chiropractor, you can not only address MSK problems as they arise, but your chiropractor can also help you set healthy lifestyle goals to maintain your MSK health and prevent future injuries. Indeed, chiropractors are specialists in holistic care. At Lonsdale Wellness, our chiropractors work closely with each of their patients and clients to identify health goals and work toward achieving those goals. So, whether you have acute back pain and you need treatment to alleviate that pain or you want to work toward lifestyle change to resolve back pain for the long-term, our team can help.
Our Lonsdale Wellness chiropractors see the big picture of health and offer safe and effective treatments for MSK conditions while also providing preventative health interventions to keep you well today and into the future. Healing injury is just one component of MSK health, and our chiropractors are well-suited to helping you learn how to maintain your MSK health as well.