Whether you have never sought chiropractic treatment or it’s been a while, there is a good reason for you to seek this type of care.
Chiropractic adjustments can relieve pain and do so much more. Keep reading to learn 5 ways chiropractic adjustments benefit your health.
Chiropractic Adjustments Can…
One of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic adjustments is relief from pain. This includes headaches, lower back/sciatica pain, and neck pain.
Over 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain is the second leading cause of disability in the U.S., and a common cause of missed work days. [source].
Having a spinal manipulation provides safe and effective relief from lower back pain.
Chronic tension headaches can also be relieved with chiropractic care. Tension headaches account for 2/3 of headaches and usually start at the neck.
These headaches are caused by subluxations in the upper back and neck that can be treated with spinal manipulation done by a chiropractor.
Chiropractic adjustments can treat migraines as well.
Relieving pain that you may have perhaps thought you were forced to live with can greatly improve your quality of life. Being screened by a chiropractor can even help you avoid a surgery.
Help You Avoid Surgery
In its Journal of the American Medical Association, the AMA has recommended chiropractic treatment before resorting to surgery.
The number of deaths caused by medical errors, prescriptions, and hospital infections is staggering. Although sometimes unavoidable, surgery should be a last resort.
For sciatica, for example, a special flexion-distraction technique can be used when disc pain and leg pain are simultaneous.
But chiropractic adjustments are about more than just pain.
Prevent Health Problems
Many people have not yet realized the value of chiropractic care as part of an overall wellness and prevention plan.
One out of every three antibiotics prescriptions is unnecessarily prescribed. Chiropractic care as part of your health regimen could prevent you from developing a resistance to antibiotics from minor infections when you need the antibiotics for a major one.
A wellness-based chiropractor can analyze your spine and provide adjustments that reduce stress on your nervous system to improve white blood cell count.
Chiropractic adjustments work well on children. Children’s ear infections are a common cause for trips to the pediatrician. In many of these cases, chiropractic treatment can help prevent recurrence.
Improve Brain Function
Studies suggest that chiropractic adjustments improve frontal cortex activity. This part of the brain is responsible for goal-directed tasks, decision-making, memory, attention and motor control.
MRI scans suggest that even neurological function is improved by an increase of cerebral spinal fluid and blood flow following an adjustment.
For athletes, chiropractic care helps reverse the toll that sports take on their bodies. It can treat the injury as well as prevent it by making sure that there is not too much stress placed on a particular tissue.
If you simply need increasing energy, mobility, and strength, chiropractic adjustments will help you lead a more active life. After a period of regular adjustments, patients even develop greater body awareness which can help prevent loss of balance and falls.
Are you ready to sleep better, work better, play better? Contact us to start your wellness journey today.