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9 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Life is busy, and finding the time to schedule an extra appointment can be challenging. But fitting regular chiropractic visits into your schedule may be your best decision this year. This is because modern chiropractic care treats neck and back pain, as you might expect – but also enhance your health and overall wellness in many unexpected ways.

If you reserve chiropractic visits for emergency relief, you are missing out on how your quality of life can be improved. Here are some benefits you may not be aware of.

  1. Back & Neck Pain: We will start with the primary reason people think of chiropractors. Whether you woke up with neck pain or are recovering from a serious automobile accident, this type of injury is most commonly associated with chiropractic care. Chiropractors use various treatments to offer both short and long-term solutions to chronic pain. These methods typically involve adjustments, massage therapy, laser therapy, and spinal decompression. In addition to injury, chiropractors also treat scoliosis, disc herniations, sciatica, degenerative disk disease, or poor posture.
  2. Headache Pain: Most Americans suffer from headaches at one time or another. For some, this entails annoying periodic headaches; for others, crippling migraines seriously interfere with their ability to live their everyday life. If headaches are impacting your work or relationships – or you find yourself constantly taking OTC medication to relieve the pain – it might be prudent to see a chiropractor to identify and treat the root cause of the pain. Many headaches are caused by pressure on the neck and spine, which may be relieved by spinal and neck manipulation.
  3. Improved Sleep: Sleep issues are pervasive in modern society for many reasons, and many people turn to prescription or OTC sleep aids for a few hours of rest. Even those who sleep all night often wake up feeling groggy, indicating poor sleep quality, which can affect all aspects of our lives, both mental and physical. Sleep is helpful to reset and rejuvenate the body, and a misaligned spine can cause your body to work overtime in this effort. Sleep posture may also be causing back or neck pain, resulting in waking up achy or sore. Chiropractors employ manipulation therapy that assists with adequate blood flow while aligning the vertebrae to speed healing, minimize pain, and allow for better sleep.
  4. Pregnancy Benefit: When a woman’s body is in the process of developing a child, many changes occur in rapid succession. As the hips widen, the lower back adjusts to new pressures, causing aches and discomfort. Expectant mothers often experience headaches and back pain as well. A chiropractor specializing in maternal care knows how to manipulate a pregnant woman’s body safely to relieve pain during all these changes. Additional benefits may include less weight gain, more balanced hormones, and better sleep during pregnancy.
  5. Normalized Blood Pressure: Hypertension or high blood pressure afflicts one in three American adults. Although it is sometimes undiagnosed, this condition can cause overt symptoms leading to severe issues such as strokes and heart diseases. Most people take medication to keep their blood pressure in check. Chiropractic care has been proven to significantly reduce blood pressure by relieving stress and tension in the body.
  6. Better Digestion: Because the spine is a component of the central nervous system, misalignments can block signal transmission from the nervous system to the digestive system. Manipulating and realigning the spine opens up the lines of communication again, clearing up issues often not associated with chiropractic care.
  7. Enhanced Athletic Performance: A chiropractor has in-depth expertise regarding the entire human body, especially regarding range of motion. A chiropractor can therefore assist athletes in improving their range of motion, identify any issues impacting their performance, and discuss techniques and tips to prevent injury and stress on their bodies. Chiropractic care can significantly improve health and performance for everyone, from professional athletes to weekend warriors.
  8. Get Off Medication: Pain relief often comes in the form of a pill, as everyday Americans push through their lives with pervasive back, neck, or hip pain. However, adjustments or spinal decompression can offer long-term solutions by positioning the spine correctly and assisting with healing. Once the spine is aligned, many people experience relief from pain and no longer need their bottle of pain relief.
  9. Comprehensive Health: Your spine is essential to your overall health. Bone structure supports the upper body and protects vital organs. The spine is an integral part of the central nervous system, which is how your body communicates with the brain. A misaligned spine results in communication issues in the body, which impairs overall functionality. A chiropractor can restore proper alignment, communication, and function.

As you can see, making time for a chiropractic visit can benefit your body – and your life – in many unexpected ways. If you are ready to improve your life, health, and well-being holistically and naturally, call Dr. Ryan Johnson at Integrated Chiropractic to set up an initial consultation.