Wellness Treatment for Firefighters in Herndon
Firefighters perform a wide range of high-risk tasks, such as climbing ladders, operating charged hose lines, ventilating structures, breaking windows and lifting heavy objects. Many of these tasks are frequently performed while on unstable ground or while in poor posture. As a result of these conditions, the majority of injuries to firefighters occur while they are on the job and the injuries are musculoskeletal-related.
Unfortunately, the most common complaints from firefighters are lower back pain, upper back pain, and shoulder pain. The good news is visiting a chiropractor can help to improve many of these aches and pains. Here are just a few of the benefits firefighters can expect when visiting their chiropractor.
When the muscular/skeletal is not properly positioned your and nervous system is out of sync, there is a significant risk of the entire body feeling out of line. As a firefighter, this can cause a tremendous amount of physical and mental stress on your body. Once your body is balanced, you will almost immediately begin to feel less tense and you will find yourself more equipped to manage stress.
Regular chiropractic adjustments can help align the tilting and curves of the spines of firefighters in Reston, Sterling, and Dulles, which can help to improve your posture and ultimately relief lower back pain, upper back pain, and shoulder pain. This can be especially beneficial when it comes to the curve in your neck. Firefighters are continually bending their head and neck in positions that can lead to neck issues, but with regular chiropractic care you can improve your posture and stand straighter.
When you have an adjustment from your chiropractor, it helps to balance all of the systems in your body; including your body’s chemistry. This means if you are suffering from a certain chemical imbalance, you can benefit from chiropractic care. For example, anxiety and depression are common concerns among firefighters, but with regular adjustments, you will notice an improvement in your mood.
Improves Immune System
Visiting a chiropractor means an opportunity to remove the disturbances in your nervous system that is preventing it from doing its job correctly. The nervous system is responsible for sending and receiving information, including information to and from your immune system. When you keep your nervous system working properly, it, in turn, keeps your immune system working properly, which will allow you to recover from illnesses quicker.
One of the most common issues among firefighters is sleep-related problems, especially when experiencing lower and upper back pain. Many of these sleep issues are related to stress, pain and body aches, so taking care of these issues with chiropractic care can help to improve your sleep quality, which will allow you to get the much-needed rest you need for your health.
Firefighting is an extremely stressful, often overwhelming task, so it is critical that you care for your physical as well as emotional health. Routine visits to your chiropractor can help you to relax, reduce your stress and get the adjustments your body needs to help you tackle even the most difficult of tasks.
Contact RxWellness Spine & Health to learn more information about how we can help relieve the pain you are experiencing on your back and/or shoulders