Dr. Susan Knight-Nanni
6 Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to help your body learn how to heal itself. From improving your mood to decreasing medical expenses, ongoing chiropractic care can improve your quality of life in several ways.
The foundation of Chiropractic care is built on the theory that the human body is capable of restoring and healing itself, if placed under the right care and conditions. Your chiropractor works to facilitate the best techniques for healing and gives the patient his or her best chance for wellness.
For a closer look at the advantages of ongoing chiropractic care, we’ve broken down some of the most relevant benefits below.
A Stronger Immune System
A chiropractor works to correct subluxations which may be physically restricting the nervous system’s ability to carry messages from the brain to other parts of the body. By properly addressing these misalignments at the source, chiropractic care can help strengthen your immune system to fight off a cold, flu, and other sicknesses.
Research has proven, roughly 9 out of 10 people suffer from headaches. Since most headaches are linked to muscle tension in the neck, spinal manipulations and other chiropractic adjustments can reduce pressure in this area.
Less Chronic Pain
The main complaint chiropractors treat is chronic back or neck pain. While pain relievers can provide temporary relief, they don’t address the core problem. Chiropractic adjustments address the origin of the pain right away and create an effective pain solution.
Sitting at a desk for hours at a time often leads to slumping and bad posture, which in turn puts a lot of pressure on our spine, neck, and hips. Regular chiropractic care can help keep your spine and back correctly aligned.
Decreased Drug Dependence
We live in a society where medical drugs are prescribed heavily to treat most forms of pain and sickness. However, it’s important to remember that 96% of people with chronic back pain can be treated naturally and non-surgically. Ongoing Chiropractic care can relieve many types of pain without surgery and in turn significantly reduce a person’s reliance on drugs.
Better Sleep Patterns
Chiropractic care helps alleviate discomfort and improve relaxation and blood flow, which leads to a deeper slumber. Your trained chiropractor professional can also advise you on what sleeping position is best for a good night’s rest.
Chiropractic care focuses on correcting spinal subluxations. Muscles in the chest, ribs, upper back, and neck all support our breathing function. When these are tight or the spine is misaligned, it can restrict movement in the chest and lung expansion.
This restriction can sometimes lead to lung abnormalities such as asthma. Regular chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation in the lungs and increase our ability to breathe properly and freely.
There are many reasons to visit a chiropractor besides relief from neck and back pain. Improved health begins with an improved alignment. Contact us today with any questions you may have about chiropractic care and to schedule an appointment today!