Chiropractic care involves spinal realignment and small manipulations to ensure the bones and muscles in your body are where they should be. Since many of us live in front of the computer, sitting down, our body struggles to ensure optimal function. It’s important to help our bones and muscles every so often with proper realignments to avoid health complications, especially as we grow older.
Even if you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, if your job requires you to be in the same position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of time, you may still need chiropractic care. There are countless benefits of chiropractic care. And since it’s non-invasive and requires no drugs, there are minimal negative side effects of taking care of your body this way.
How Can I Benefit From Chiropractic Care?
One of the main benefits of chiropractic care (and one of the most common) is pain relief. Through treatments like chiropractic adjustments, we can help relieve pressure and tension in the neck and back muscles. Studies show that most neck and back pain can be relieved over time without the use of narcotics or over-the-counter pain medication.
The father of modern osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still, theorized that displaced bones are the cause of pain and other ailments. If only two of the 24 vertebrae aren’t functioning properly together, meaning they’re misaligned or not communicating, this can impact your muscles and the circulatory system. This is what then triggers your pain receptors to let you know something is wrong in your body. With regular chiropractic care, you can not only ease this pain, but you can also get to the root cause of the vertebrae misalignment.
Some of the other benefits of routine chiropractic care include:
- Improves Mobility – Lack of mobility and poor range of motion can hold you back from doing many of the things you love. Whether it’s in your spine, shoulders, knees, elbows, or ankles, releasing some of that tightness will get you back to doing the things you love before you know it.
- Strengthens Your Immune System – A weakened immune system can lead to a host of different problems. Not only are you more susceptible to common colds and flu bugs, but you’re also more at risk of contracting serious viruses that can impact your long-term health. Having regular chiropractic treatments can boost your immunity and help you avoid unnecessary illness.
- Improves Overall Health – Spinal manipulation works for overall health because the manual manipulation of specific vertebrae and joints relaxes the soft tissues, thus allowing increased mobility. It also helps to remove built-up gas in your joints, which releases tension. Regular chiropractic care helps reduce degeneration of your joints and connective tissues, reducing arthritic symptoms. When nothing is interrupting the nervous or circulatory systems, your body is able to function optimally.
Our chiropractic office offers several different procedures to promote overall wellness. With regular visits and adjustments, the preventative benefits of chiropractic care outweigh the immediate benefits of pain relief with just one visit. Overall, health comes from establishing a routine of diet and exercise, regular doctor visits, and self-care.