There are many different reasons why chiropractic is sought by patients. It could be for low back pain, headaches, pregnancy, increased athletic performance, or anything in between. Spinal adjustments will help your overall health. When a chiropractor adjusts your spine, we caring for your central nervous system, which ensures that your nerves are able to deliver the brain’s commands. This allows our bodies to operate at our optimum level. There are many benefits that most people don’t even know chiropractic care can provide them. Here are some of the ways that chiropractic care can improve your life.
1. Stress Relief
When your musculoskeletal system (spine and muscles) are not in their correct position, your body adapts to keep you from feeling pain. This causes a large amount of stress on the body, both physical and mental. Once you have been adjusted, your body will feel less tense because balance has been restored. The brain receives this message and equips your body to deal with the stress that you face on a daily basis.
2. Improve Posture
Over time, consistent chiropractic adjustments can make structural change to the body. It helps to correct curves, thus improving your posture. This is very evident when it comes to your neck. Many of our patients are developing neck issues at younger ages, particularly due to increased cell phone and computer usage. Regular adjustments can improve posture allowing us to stand taller and stronger.
3. Mood Improvement
The central nervous system controls all of the body’s systems, including our hormone levels, which control our body’s chemistry. Many people battling depression, ADHD, etc. can see mood improvement with regular chiropractic care.
4. Improved Immune System Function
Chiropractors remove misalignments, called subluxations, which prevent the central nervous system from operating at it’s highest level. When it is not performing well, neither will the rest of our body. The subluxations block the brain’s commands, including information to and from the immune system. A properly working immune system means that it will work better and help you recover faster from sickness. So, when you are not feeling well and are thinking of cancelling your appointment, DON’T!!! Get adjusted because you are helping your body’s natural self-defense mechanism work at the highest level.
5. Improved Sleep
Millions of people suffer from sleep related problems. Most of the sleep problems are due to pain and stress on the body. Regular chiropractic care can help improve quality of sleep, allowing the body to rest.
6. Infant Health
Regular adjustments of newborns can help with many different issues. Colic, acid reflux, latching, constipation, spitting up, torticollis, and lack of sleep are just a few of the ways that infants can benefit from regular chiropractic care.
7. Improved Athletic Performance
90% of world-class athletes seek out chiropractic care. Every NFL team uses a chiropractor, because regular adjustments (spinal and extremity) helps athletes recover from injuries without the need of painkillers or surgery. In my experience, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Olympians, professional football and basketball players, and many other NCAA Division I athletes. Our treatments include the following:
A. Active Release Technique (ART) – Combines massage and stretching to the affected joint using both active and passive range of motion.
B. Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Manipulation – Uses a stainless-steel tool to break up scar tissue.
C. Electrical Muscle Stimulation – Relieves muscle tension by contracting the muscles.
Many people already see a chiropractor for many different reasons. It’s my job as a chiropractor to educate my patients of the benefits of chiropractic care. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help you live a happy, healthy, and more productive life.