Top 10 Benefits of Chiropractic Care
1. Pain Relief
Pain is the number one reason a person goes to the chiropractor, lower back and neck pain being the most common. Experts report, 80% of the population experiences back pain of some sort in their lifetime. Whether it’s a new pain or chronic, Chiropractors provide a number of treatment options to best address the pain you are feeling.
While pain can be handled with medications, injections, and surgery, chiropractic care offers a less invasive treatment option catered to your personal needs. Chiropractors get to the root of the pain rather than just treating the symptoms so the relief is longer lasting.
2. Headache Relief
If pain is the number one reason people visit the chiropractor, headaches are the number two. If you find yourself taking medication to ward off headaches, it may be time to stop by your chiropractor.
Many headaches, including tension and migraine headaches, are often a symptom of spinal misalignments, muscle tension, and nerve interference in the neck and upper back. With a few specific adjustments to the spinal misalignments, a chiropractor can relieve muscle and nerve tension to decrease the frequency and intensity of your headaches.
Neuropathy is characterized as a numbness, tingling, or pain in the feet and/or hands. This can be due to a number of issues including stenosis, diabetes, nutritional deficit, and nerve interference to name a few.
Chiropractic care can help relieve the symptoms of neuropathy in a natural way by ensuring that the pathways your nerves travel through are open and undisturbed. They also have a number of tools to wake up those stubborn nerves so they are able to translate back to the brain without issue.
4. Boost your immune system
Believe it or not, regular chiropractic care can increase the effectiveness of your immune system. This is not a new concept, as chiropractic adjustments were used in the influenza outbreak of 1918 to reduce the occurrence, transmission, and symptoms that went along with the disease.
Your immune system is directly affected by your nervous system, including your spinal cord and brain. While chiropractic care does not kill viruses, it has been proven to reduce the stress on the nervous system, allowing your immune system to function more efficiently.
5. Motor Vehicle Accident
If you’ve ever been in a car accident you know that it can be very uncomfortable. The pain doesn’t always start right away either, sometimes it takes time for to come to the surface.
Common conditions caused by car accidents include whiplash, joint and spine pain, numbness and tingling, and headaches. Not only has chiropractic care been proven to improve these acute injuries, but it will also help reduce any long term consequences of the accident.
Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through extraordinary changes which are supported by the spine and nervous system. This life changing process can become uncomfortable. Chiropractors have developed a technique to make it a little easier.
This technique focuses on the three P’s, power pelvis and passenger. Power is for the uterus, one of the strongest muscles in a woman’s body. The uterus’s power supply comes from the nerves in the lower back. Keeping those nerves healthy through specific adjustments to the spine allows the uterus to stretch and contract as needed.
Chiropractors also focus on opening up the pelvis. This allows the passenger, baby, to move around freely without restriction of ligaments, muscle and bone so he or she can get into the optimal position. Chiropractic care can be beneficial from pregnancy, birth, and even postpartum.
7. Children’s Health Benefits
Birth is the first trauma a child can go through. That is just the beginning; throughout the rest of your child’s life, they will have many bumps, bruises, and emotional stress of life. Chiropractic care is here to help support your child’s nervous system throughout these stressors.
By taking pressure off the spinal cord, chiropractors are able to improve a child’s overall health. They are able to help clear up many ailments including but not limited to colic, ear infections, acid reflux, growing pains, sport injuries, ect.
By supporting the nervous system, chiropractors are supporting your child’s physical, neurological, and emotional growth. Growing up is hard, your chiropractor is here to relieve any unnecessary stress that may inhibit development.
8. Improve Athletic Performance
Many professional teams enlist the help of a chiropractor to not only keep their team healthy and moving, but to improve each player’s athletic performance. By relieving any joint restriction, chiropractors are giving athletes more range of motion and increase muscle power. At the same time, they can reduce any inflammation that may be present after an intense practice or game which could lead to pain and even injury.
Preventing injury is a big deal, especially with professional athletes. Yes they want to play hard, but they want to continue playing at a higher level. Chiropractors can realign the spine as well as other joints, ensuring the muscles are able to stay limber and move well enough to produce the power and flexibility necessary for an athlete to compete at a higher level for a longer period.
9. Postural Changes
Being in the age of technology, many spend their work days hunched over a computer in the same position all day. This causes poor posture. Poor posture will put excessive pressure on the neck, back and shoulders which could lead to more detrimental issue such as slipped discs, arthritis, and nerve dysfunction.
Chiropractors can realign the spine, ensuring your joints are moving correctly to take pressure off the nerves and disc. Most chiropractors are trained in preventing further damage from bad posture and even improving the necessary curves in your spine. Additionally, they will teach you how to position yourself and stretch to avoid harmful postural changes. Pain is definitely avoidable.
10. Mind Body Connection
When people think about health, they mostly think about the physical aspect; however, the mental aspect of health can manifest itself in painful way.
While chiropractors do treat your physical pain and get to the root of the problem, they also understand the psychological component of pain. Negative thoughts and adverse life experiences can become so agonizing that it gets expressed as physical pain.
By releasing tension from muscles as well as the nervous system, chiropractors are able to treat the mind, body, and soul.
The Monmouth Pain Difference
At Monmouth Pain, we take pride in our excellent chiropractic staff. Our therapists are fully trained in all the benefits mentioned above and so much more! Call today to meet with one of our expert chiropractors and find out how we can help you!