Daily, our bodies undergo minor wear and tear due to stress and pressure, especially those who have physically demanding jobs, rigorous schedules or are athletically active. If ignored, these small interruptions to our musculoskeletal system can eventually cause us to get sick or endure more serious injuries. Trained chiropractors understand how the various systems in your body relate to one another, which allows your chiropractor to determine where your back pain, headache, or joint soreness is coming from. Chiropractors usually deal with the underlying causes of pain so that patients can experience long-term relief. Typically, these types of pain are related to some type of joint displacement or misalignment that restricts the functioning of both the joint and associated muscles. Your chiropractor can adjust the restriction and make sure your spine is aligned correctly in order to alleviate pain.
Chronic pain makes it difficult to be active. Thus, many patients suffering from decreased mobility seek chiropractic care. In turn, an inactive lifestyle can lead to further pain and a lower range of motion. One of the greatest benefits of chiropractic care is that it can make it easier for you to exercise once again. Many chiropractic patients find themselves able to begin regular exercise regimens after receiving adjustments and following through with their treatment plans. Chiropractic care also indirectly offers mental and emotional benefits, as some patients who were discouraged by their pain feel rejuvenated and motivated once their symptoms start to lessen.
We often forget to pay attention to the impact our schedules have on our bodies. When your muscular, nervous and skeletal systems are out of line, then you probably are, as well. Once your body is balanced, you will feel less tense and more able to manage your stress. Your immune system is in charge of repairing all injuries and infections in your body. If it isn’t receiving clear information due to subluxations in the nervous system, it won’t be able to do this repair work as quickly and efficiently as it should.
A study presented at the International Research And Philosophy Symposium found that chiropractic adjustments have a positive effect on the Central Nervous System (CNS), specifically impacting the function of the brain. EEG scans saw improvements in right/left balance, the amount of total activity, and the primary regions of activity. *TIP: Your mind functions better and your ability to focus enhances when it stops focusing solely on pain!
We work to pinpoint where your spine is not aligned properly and address your stance, any tilting, curvatures, and outward or inward turning to help you work toward standing stronger. The way you carry yourself actually has a huge impact on how your body functions. Chiropractic simply helps your body to function better by providing an increase in oxygenation, improved circulation, enhanced flexibility, muscle spasm reduction, a decrease in your lactic acid levels, and a more efficient delivery of nutrients to your cells, which also aids in a faster recovery time for injuries.
Do you have trouble sleeping? The body does most of its self-healing and repair while you sleep, and many chiropractic patients report that they experience severe pain overnight that makes it difficult for them to get a full night’s rest. Other patients have great anxiety that leads to sleeplessness, increased brain activity, and a heightened heart rate. There are numerous reasons you may be suffering from poor sleep quality, but most are rooted in stress, aches, and pains. Chiropractic care can specifically address those issues and allow your body and your mind to better relax when it’s time to hit the pillow.
One of the main purposes of chiropractic adjustments is to balance your body’s chemistry. Therefore, those suffering from ailments caused by a chemical imbalance, such as depression or ADHD, can be impacted positively with proper treatment.
Though drugs, surgeries, and invasive treatments are highly common in today’s medical environment, many patients still prefer natural methods of treatment. Because chiropractic adjustments can reduce pain, patients often find that they no longer need the medications they have become accustomed to taking. In many cases, pain medications have negative side effects that can also aggravate the conditions causing your pain. Eliminating these medications from your life may have a positive impact on your entire body. Of course, a wise chiropractor will recommend that you consult with your prescribing medical doctor before you make ANY changes to your prescription use.