Intelligent design is involved in the making of our bodies; this becomes evident when one appreciates the amazing intricacies of the muscular system.
There are 640 skeletal muscles in the body. Some are large - functioning as major "movers" of the body, and some are small - functioning as minor yet important "balancers" of the body. During the chiropractic examination and care Dr. Puroll may discover the need to address muscular tightness and tension. If this is happening it affects the skeletal system - the frame work of our body and perpetuates the recurrence of subluxations. When the spine, or any joint for that matter, is misaligned the muscles supporting that joint suffer. The muscles are no longer ideally in line to correctly move the bones so the muscles can experience strain and be subject to pain, tightness, fatigue and inflammation. Over time the muscles can develop contractures that prohibit proper body mechanics leading to the promotion of further subluxations and skeletal alterations. A vicious cycle ensues, and unless the muscular component is treated directly through massage, the vertebral and pelvic subluxations cannot be corrected and stabilized. The benefits of massage also include increased circulation and lymphatic drainage which enhance healing and well-being.
In order to care for the needs of the muscular system we have a certified massage therapist on staff at our Gaylord office. .We offer the benefit of massage therapy not only to our chiropractic patients, but to the general public as well.
You may make an appointment by calling Alpine Chiropractic, P.C. at 989-732-3035