A “wellness center” is a place where you would go to maintain wellness before illness or injury occurs. The benefits from periodic chiropractic visits would, for example, give you a chance to ask your back pain doctor why some of your workout exercises feel difficult or uncomfortable. He or she can watch how you do it and correct your form, so that you will not hurt yourself by repetition or weight lifting with incorrect form.
Another benefit of wellness visits to a chiropractic office would be learning some stretching exercises for your neck/shoulder area to prevent headaches.
The same would apply if you experience mild but frequent low back aches. Your chiropractor is going to ask you what your work chair or job activities are, to identify something that you can change. A lumbar support or re-configuring the angles at your work station can bring comfort to your work hours.
You can feel free to run your golf swing or your tennis serves by your chiropractor too. Anything you do – ballet/sports/fitness/cheer leading/football/swimming/gardening – any activity that results in discomfort or muscle spasms can be changed so that you do not over exert yourself.
Over exertion can result in tiny muscle tears that need to heal. Bring out the ice packs again. Get your chiropractor’s advice on soothing liniments and vitamins or healthy omega 3 oils that promote healing in your soft tissues.
There are vitamins and nutritional factors involved in joint pain, especially as we age. Your chiropractor may recommend that you switch from running to swimming, for example, if your joints are getting too much wear and tear.