Typically, people seek chiropractic care if they are experiencing back or neck pain, as these are the most common causes of people making an initial appointment with a chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments go far beyond treating neck and back pain.
Various ailments can be treated with it, from headaches to digestive issues, and from infant colic to arthritic pain in the elderly. Furthermore, it does more than deal with episodic or injury-related issues.
There are a number of reasons why regular chiropractic visits are a good idea. The following are three benefits you’ll receive from regular chiropractic adjustments.
Actively Taking Care of Your Health
Chiropractic is a holistic form of care in which a chiropractor guides your body as it uses its natural healing abilities. In seeing a chiropractor regularly, even if there is no pressing issue, you are actively maintaining your health.
Chiropractic adjustments correct spinal misalignments that may block nerve function and cause pain in muscles, joints, and ligaments. During chiropractic adjustments, these blocks are removed and you are able to move and function better.
Additionally, chiropractors can provide nutritional and lifestyle advice, as well as exercises you can do between visits to improve strength, flexibility, and other functions. The success of chiropractic diminishes if you don’t cooperate and participate actively, so it’s important for you to take responsibility for your health.
Enhance the Conditions and Functions of the Nervous System
Spine connections include those to the brain and other parts of the body. Increasing blood flow to the brain improves many areas of function as a result of adjustments.
It is often the nervous system that acts as the “wires” that ensure proper communication between the brain and spine. These systems can become misaligned and break down as a result of stress. A chiropractic adjustment can identify when these nerves are stressed, and even increases white
blood cell counts in some patients.
Reduction or Elimination of the Need for Pain Medications
Chiropractors treat pain without relying on pain medications or surgery. It relies on your body’s own healing abilities instead of drugs or surgery.
A chiropractic adjustment, massage, or electrical muscle stimulation strengthens communication throughout the body, helping the body heal naturally. As part of the treatment plan, chiropractors may use diagnostic tools such as x-rays, laboratory tests, and a review of your medical history.
The risk of relying on pain medications to mask the pain is higher when misalignments are allowed to build up over time. The occasional use of these may be okay, but over time, they can damage liver function, so whenever possible, find other ways to manage pain.
People who utilize chiropractic consistently benefit their overall health. You can experience these benefits yourself by picking up the phone and calling us. Let us help you!