Chiropractic care has been increasing in popularity
Over the past decade, the medical community is understanding recognizing the value of chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is beneficial in treating many conditions as well as improving overall health and wellness. Chiropractic treats more than just back pain. Because of chiropractic’s whole body approach to health care, it is much more than just spinal adjustments.
Better Neck and Back Health
This is the most obvious and prevalent benefit of chiropractic care – what most people think of when they think about chiropractic care – but its merit goes deeper than may first meet the eye. The traditional spinal adjustment is very beneficial for treating pain and improving mobility.
An aligned neck and spine are healthier, leading to a decrease in tension, better posture, reduced pain. An efficiently functioning central nervous system allows the whole body functions better and overall health is improved.
Stronger Immune System
Mis-alignment disrupts the signals that that are sent and received by the central nervous system. Signals don’t complete their path like they should, leaving the organs and other parts of the body open for disease. Regular chiropractic care has been linked to a stronger immune system and the ability to better fight off infections and diseases.
More Effective Pain Management
Another benefit of a properly functioning central nervous system is better pain management. Chiropractic is an effective method of care for migraines, injuries, fibromyalgia, and pain caused by other conditions.
When the spine is out of alignment it can affect various nerves and conditions like sciatica may occur. Bringing the spine into alignment can relieve the compression of nerves, alleviating pain.
Pro athletes and weekend warriors use regular chiropractic care to treat a variety of sports related injuries. Many studies that show chiropractic is an effective form of pain management over drugs.
Improved Activity Level
A lesser known or recognized benefit of chiropractic is its ability to improve your activity level. Pain management definitely plays a part in this, but regular adjustments also help improve mobility and flexibility. This, in turn, helps to reduce your risk of injury, allowing you to be more active.
When you are more mobile you are better able to stay active which means it is easier to get the exercise that you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is particularly important for older people. As we age, we tend to lose our mobility and flexibility. By starting chiropractic care early, it helps stave off some of those effects of aging. However, even elderly patients have noticed a marked improvement in just a few treatments.
Chiropractic care is a very good way to give your overall health and wellness a great boost. When you make it a part of your regular routine, you are much more likely to enjoy fewer sick days, less pain, the ability to be more active, and a healthier neck and spine. The whole body approach means you will be exposed to not only spinal adjustments, but also recommendations on diet, supplements, exercise, and lifestyle changes that can definitely change your life.
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Dr Dawn Webster