10 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Life
There are many benefits of regular chiropractic treatment. By making room in your life for this drug-free method, you are bound to experience a host of positive effects in your day to day life. From physical, to mental, to lifestyle – in this article we’re going to look at the top 10 ways that chiropractic care can improve your life.
It eases pain
Chiropractic care focuses on the underlying cause of your pain, rather than prescribing drugs that simply cover up the issues, instead of treating them. It is perfect for those who suffer from bad headaches, back pain, sports injuries along with vertebrae and spinal issues.
It helps prevent other conditions
Did you know that regular chiropractic body work can also help to prevent other conditions that could lead to pain in the future, such as PMS, high blood pressure and even Parkinson’s? The spinal cord is a vital part of the central nervous system, and controls the nerve functions all over the body.
It increases productivity
With a reduced chance of injury, for example back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, regular chiropractic patients tend to have fewer posture and desk-related injuries. A commitment to the practice can help maintain good spinal health, which will naturally lead to less time off work and a healthier, more productive working life.
It boosts the immune system
Recent research has highlighted how consistent chiropractic care is linked to an improved immune system and a boost in white blood cells which enhances immune health.
It reduces stress
Stress seems synonymous with modern day lifestyles, but the good news is that chiropractic treatment can reduce stress by helping to balance the body and to reduce symptoms that are often related to depression and anxiety.
It improves quality of sleep
Chiropractic patients tend to enjoy a better quality of sleep, without interruptions from chronic pain or anxiety, and as we know, there are few things better than a good night’s sleep to rest and recuperate.
It aids in physical activity
Many people find that adding chiropractic care to their wellness routine not only helps deal with any aches and pains there were experiencing before, but they also have a renewed attitude to regular exercise, feeling more motivated and confident to use their bodies to the best of their abilities.
It improves one’s sense of wellness
Chiropractic care allows patients to feel as though they are more in control of their health, with some professionals referring to this as ‘health-esteem’. By taking charge of health and wellness, this can lead to people including more exercise, more sleep and a greater awareness of positive lifestyle changes into their daily lives.
It helps with cognitive function
A study which took 500 people and, using advanced technology, created maps of exterior portions of the volunteers’ brains before and after chiropractic treatment showed that “cervical manipulation activates specific neurological pathways”. In laymen’s terms, this indicates a stimulation within the brain and improved processing and response selection!
It improves posture
Bad posture is detrimental to spinal health, makes you look heavier than you are, and can lead to issues with the shoulders and necks if prolonged. Chiropractic care can alleviate stress and trauma in the spinal area that leads to poor posture, reducing any pain at the same time.
October is National Chiropractic Month, so there’s no better time to book your next appointment, so you too can experience these 10 benefits.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Susan Knight-Nanni