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Chiropractic Care for Nurses and Other Healthcare Workers

Chiropractic Care for Nurses and Other Healthcare Workers - El Paso Chiropractor
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Nurses provide love, care, empathy and dependability for many of their patients. While they are constantly on their feet for extended periods of time, working quickly to serve as many individuals in need as possible throughout their day in an environment where in a moment notice, a circumstance could leave no room for error, the job of a nurse can be very demanding and they have to be ready when others need them, regardless of how they feel.

Because many healthcare jobs can be very demanding, always working at peak performance is essential. From a rush into the emergency room to a simple clinical visit, most patients are assisted by healthcare workers even before seeing the doctor, including being the first ones to be exposed to infections and viruses. Getting sick is not an option and nurses need a healthy and strong immune system to stay well and do their job.

Benefits of Chiropractic on the Spine


The human body is designed to remain healthy. When the immune system is functioning to its fullest capacity, it’s intended to fight off, hunt down and destroy foreign organisms and viruses. But, if the immune system is functioning at less than its best, the individual’s health is at risk and as a health professional, so are those individuals that depend on their care. By incorporating chiropractic into your lifestyle, one can learn a healthy new habit for improving and achieving the maximum potential of overall wellness.

Everyday healthcare job activities, such as sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting, can add pressure and cause stress to the spine and extremities. This added stress can lead to joint restrictions, also referred to as joint dysfunctions or subluxations, without the individual ever knowing of their presence. When the joints of the spine become stiff, limiting a person’s mobility, the rest of the body can in turn be affected. Normal nerve transmissions can become interrupted and the immune system suffers, altering your health, lifestyle, and ultimately affecting your job. Symptoms including pain and discomfort can usually suggest an underlying injury or condition and masking the symptoms will only provide temporary relief that could lead to further complications if left untreated.

When a single or multiple joints become restricted on the spine, it can decrease an individuals natural range of motion as well as cause an interruption of the nerve communications between the brain and the body if there is a compression of the nerves in the spine. This interruption can affect the cells, tissues, and organs of the body which can generally inhibit the structure’s ability to fight off illness. Doctors of chiropractic, also referred to as DCs or chiropractors, apply a gentle and focused series of manual manipulations and spinal adjustments to improve the mobility of the restricted joints on the spine and extremities, enhancing nerve function.

As a nurse, its important to maintain the health and strength it takes to perform essential roles throughout a busy workday, especially to help others in need. Chiropractic adjustments are highly controlled procedures that carefully use gentle pressure and force to gradually improve the condition of many individuals experiencing pain and discomfort, including nurses and other healthcare workers. Regular chiropractic adjustments have been shown to produce reparative and preventative benefits even helping to reduce muscle tension that frequently produce stress-related conditions. Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free and non-invasive forms of healthcare available. More and more nurses are currently benefiting from routine chiropractic treatment and they are learning to find relief from their pain while maintaining a pathway to wellness as well as a healthier, more active lifestyle with chiropractic.

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By Dr. Alex Jimenez


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