Chiropractors are some of the most sought after healthcare professionals when it comes to managing musculoskeletal pain. Three of the main conditions chiropractors treat with excellent success rates are lower back pain, neck pain and headaches. More importantly than focusing on pain, however, is that chiropractors remove joint restrictions from the spine. These restrictions may be present long before symptoms arise and can ultimately cause an increased likelihood of developing pain and other health related issues down the road. Aberrant motion in these joints is caused by 3 types of stress- physical (prolonged positions, physical activity, poor posture, etc), emotional, and chemical stress (exposure to toxins and chemicals). Ultimately, these “sticky joints” have a negative effect on nervous system function. If the nervous system is not functioning optimally, the body is not able to self heal and self regulate. Chiropractors ensure proper motion of the skeletal system, allowing the body to heal itself the way it was designed to. This often results in patients reporting increased energy levels, fewer aches and pains, better range of motion, improved clarity of thought, less stress, and improved sleep, among several others. Maintaining a regular wellness based chiropractic program is an investment in your health that may allow patients to save significantly on healthcare costs in the future.