Read on to see why seeing a chiropractor may be the next big step in taking control of your health.
#10: Chiropractic Relieves Pain and Symptoms – Chiropractors address headaches, musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, nerve impingement, low back pain, sports injuries and many other conditions by identifying and treating the root of the problem, not by simply covering up pain and symptoms. Many painful conditions are linked to dysfunctional areas in the spine, which can cause swelling, inflammation, muscle spasms, pain, and interfere with communication between the nervous system and the body.
These dysfunctional areas are known as vertebral subluxations – also referred to as spinal misalignments, joint fixations or joint restrictions. Chiropractors adjust these vertebral subluxations to restore function and this alleviates the pain and allows the body to heal.
#9: Chiropractic Prevents Injury and Disease – When the body’s musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and immune system are performing at their best, the body has the highest capacity to prevent injuries and diffuse infections, imbalances, and insults to the body. Disorders that may be helped by chiropractic range from headaches, ear infections and behavioral problems to high blood pressure, sports injuries and postural syndromes. Vertebral subluxations can directly affect nervous system functioning which supplies nerve energy and communication for all the body structures, organs and brain. Many patients who receive chiropractic treatment report positive effects in other areas of their health as well.
#8: Chiropractic Improves Brain Function – Researchers have found that chiropractic adjustments of the neck and spine stimulate cognitive function. Cervical adjustments activate specific neurological pathways in the brain, and enhance response mechanisms in the brain.
#7: Chiropractic Boosts Immune System Response – Research reveals that regularly scheduled chiropractic treatment may boost the body’s immune response systems. A strong immune system is an essential component of chiropractic’s all-natural approach. Another study found that chiropractic adjustments stimulate increased polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes. These are the white blood cells associated with a healthy immune system (JMPT 1991; 7:399-408).
#6: Chiropractic Boosts Productivity – Since chiropractic care stimulates mind and bodily health, your overall efficiency and capability at work may increase too. For example, many people sit for very long hours with poor posture or workstation ergonomics. This causes pelvic rotation, muscle imbalances, muscle spasms, muscle strains, and increased stress on the lumbar spine and intervertebral discs. These can cause early degeneration of the spine and increase risks for disabling musculoskeletal injuries that can lead to work absences and expensive medical bills. Chiropractic care safely and effectively reestablishes proper spinal function, alignment and muscle balance to reduce low back strain and dysfunction.
#5: Chiropractic Reduces Stress – Chiropractic treatment reduces stress in many ways. It reduces stress by reducing daily pain and dysfunctions, by allowing for more regular exercise, by allowing for better sleep and rest, and by promoting overall nutrition and health. Research demonstrates that chiropractic adjustments may help ease depressive symptoms by elevating endorphin levels in the body.
#4: Chiropractic Increases Physical Activity – Patients find that chiropractic encourages them to live a healthier and more wellness-oriented lifestyle. They are able to move more and with less pain and limitations. Often, chiropractic patients will report increased energy, improved function and more ability to exercise regularly.
#3: Chiropractic Reduces Dependency on Medications – Due to chiropractic’s all-natural approach in allowing the body to be healthier though restoring function and alignment through chiropractic adjustments and education on nutrition, diet, sleep, and exercise, patients who regularly keep chiropractic treatments are far less likely to use and over use medication. Medications may cause problems in the gastrointestinal system and have many dangerous side effects, whether used on a regular basis or just once.
#2: Chiropractic Improves Sleep Quality – Regular chiropractic treatment reduces pain and anxiety, which can interfere with healthy sleep patterns. Healthy sleep patterns promote waking up feeling rested and energized. It also promotes immunity and improves your body’s ability to fight disease.
#1: Chiropractic Adds Years to Your Life, and Life to Your Years! – Regular chiropractic treatment allows for the prevention of injury and disease, and improved overall health and function. Chiropractors teach patients how to take charge of their own well-being and increase their longevity and quality-of-life. Your health is an investment. Building and maintaining your body now will allow you to do more of what you love with the people you love well into your maturing years.
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