D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, was born on March 7, 1845. Fifty years later, Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment. 
One of Palmer’s earliest students was his son B.J., called the “Developer” of chiropractic.  B.J. Palmer famously said: “Medicine is the study of disease and what causes man to die. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes man to live.”
Today, MaxLiving honors and embodies that philosophy pioneered by D.D. and B.J.: Identify interference, remove interference, and allow the body to heal.
When you provide the body what it needs to thrive – the right foods, nutrients, movement, and the other components of the 5 Essentials® – its innate intelligence supports overall health.
In other words, give the body what it demands to heal itself and remove those things that interfere with that process.
Chiropractic Care: The Foundation of Our 5 Essentials®
The chiropractic philosophy of health is centered on the spine, which runs through the center of your body and connects every system within the body. Chiropractic care focuses on keeping the spine and nervous system free of interferences.
One of those interferences is poor posture, which stresses the spine and creates soreness and pain.  Chiropractic care can remove those interferences in unique ways.
Someone may visit a chiropractor for back pain. After they visit, they feel better, move better, and find seemingly unrelated health problems improve. That’s because removing the interference in the spinal column with an adjustment often frees the body to address underlying problems.
Chiropractic Care Can Benefit Many Conditions
Over 35 million American adults and children see a chiropractor annually.  Many visit for back pain. One study among 115 pregnant women with lower back pain found that 70 percent felt better after one month of chiropractic care. Six months after the initial treatment, 90 percent of the women experienced improvements. 
Neck pain and headaches are other reasons to visit, but studies show that chiropractic is a reasonable, safe option for many conditions.  One comprehensive review looked at 11 studies and found that among its benefits, chiropractic care could improve neck pain, shoulder and neck trigger points, and sport injuries. 
Chronic inflammation underlies many health concerns. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls chronic inflammatory diseases the greatest threat to human health. They are the most significant cause of death in the world. 
Poor spinal health can interfere with the pathways of inflammation. Ensuring that the spine is properly aligned allows nerves to function properly and restores balance throughout the body, lowering the inflammation that may have accumulated for years. Learn more about inflammation here.
Again, chiropractic can help. In one study, nine adjustments helped normalize inflammation levels for 21 people with chronic low back pain. 
Chiropractic Care for Joint Health
When chiropractors support the relationship between the spine and nervous system, they impact the function of other areas in the body, including painful joints. 
When joints fall out of alignment, they can become damaged. Sometimes this damage occurs from years of sitting, standing, or moving incorrectly. Over time, pain can arise that interferes with basic movement, exercise, and overall quality of life.
One cause of joint pain is osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis where the cartilage that cushions joints wear down. The resulting pain comes from bone rubbing against bone. Almost 15 million US adults live with severe joint pain related to arthritis. 
Chiropractic care can support healthy joints One case study looked at a 70-year-old female who received chiropractic care for her left hip pain, which she had suffered with for a year after a history of falls. She visited a chiropractor 16 times over a 12-week period.
Her outcome? An increased range of motion, improved balance and gait speed (how long it takes to walk on a level surface for a specified distance), and decreased disability. 
Chiropractors can also design a plan that works for your unique health condition, incorporating specific foods and exercise that support joint health while reducing pain and inflammation.
The Right Nutrients for Joint Relief
Your diet can help with joint pain, too. Our Advanced Plan is ideal for people who feel sluggish, ill, or inflamed. The foods here target conditions that have accumulated from years of various interferences.
This plan removes inflammatory foods that can interfere with your health. It increases intake of healthy fats, moderate your intake of protein, and eliminates sugars, grains, and higher-sugar fruits. Although stricter than our Core Plan, it gets amazing results.
- Joint Health is made up of two highly researched and patented ingredients, AprèsFLEX® and Mobilee®. Joint Health provides rapid relief to joints in just one capsule per day.
- Curcumin C3® complex provides highly absorbable turmeric extract that provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory relief for your joints and other tissues in just two capsules.
- Max Collagen powder supports the body’s collagen production to promote healthy skin, bones, and joints.
Joint pain can be debilitating, but it doesn’t have to be. The powerful combination of nutrients in our Joint Health Bundle can support healthy joints at any age.
Working with your chiropractor can alleviate joint pain and leave you feeling vibrant, energetic, and ready to tackle the life you’ve been avoiding for years or even decades because of joint pain.
Click here to find a chiropractor who can support those efforts and create a custom-tailored plan for your condition. Whatever your condition, chiropractic care is here to support you!
About the Author
Jason Boehm is a Chicago, IL-based nutritionist and science writer. He combines his two Master’s Degrees in Mass Communication and Nutrition to help others achieve their wellness goals through science-based, engaging written content.