Benefits of Chiropractic
Chiropractic is an all-natural approach to healing the body that helps diagnose and treat issues of the musculoskeletal system. The power of chiropractic is made possible by the inherent connection of the musculoskeletal system to the body’s other main systems, such as the digestive and central nervous system.
Put simply, the musculoskeletal system is what gives the body its form, stability, and movement. It is comprised of the bones of the skeleton, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together. From the digestive system to athletic performance, better sleeping and even the behavior of your children, keep reading to discover the plethora of benefits chiropractic offers.
Pain relief is one of the major reasons why so many people love chiropractic. Many times, the cause of pain is due to a restriction of nerve flow or pressure upon a nerve. This is caused by an issue within the spinal discs or vertebrae, or can be caused by torn or sore muscles.
When these vertebral components shift out of place or experience wear and tear to cause them to move out of their appropriate alignment, their new positioning restricts the existing nerve flow. Additionally, the pressure put upon a newly constricted nerve will send pain signals to the brain. Using specialized techniques, a chiropractic gently manipulates the vertebrae and discs of the spine such that they all follow their appropriate alignment, reducing pressure on nerves and alleviating pain.
While “overall wellness” is a very broad term, let us be clear – chiropractic care is beneficial for the entire body. With the addition of the musculoskeletal system, your body is also comprised of an immune system, a respiratory system, digestive system, and central nervous system. Where the musculoskeletal system gives your body structure and movement, the central nervous system is the powerhouse of your body, dictating your breathing, heart rate, emotions, and activity of your other systems.
When an aspect of one of these systems is impacted, its effects will radiate throughout the entire body. In the case of the central nervous system, its two main components are the spinal cord and the brain. The spinal cord is housed within – you guessed it – your spine. By effectively treating the spine, a chiropractor can alleviate many of the issues that may plague the various other systems of the body.
Boosts Immune System
You can thank your immune system for having your back whenever dangerous germs or bacteria are close by. Your immune system fights against foreign pathogens, protecting you from sickness. Your immune system is dictated by the nervous system, which is in charge of sending and receiving information. If you have subluxations, or misalignments in your spine, you could potentially be preventing your nervous system from properly delivering and receiving messages.
A chiropractor performs adjustments to the spine in order to relieve any existing subluxations. When these interruptions in message flow are cleared, your nervous system is able to communicate more efficiently with your immune system. In this way, you can look forward to a stronger, more fast-acting immune system.
Helps with Digestive Disorders
Did you know that chiropractic care can help with digestive disorders? A major component of this link is the nervous system, which also has control of digestive functions. When subluxations block message pathways, your digestive system might not be receiving appropriate messages. Without the nervous system properly controlling digestion, one can experience:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s Disease
The addition of chiropractic allows the digestive system to function properly, eliminating blockages that are impairing function.
Relieves Headaches & Migraines
Headaches and migraines can be triggered by a variety of things, including food, environmental stimuli, hormonal changes, stress, and more. For starters, your chiropractor can help you recognize these warning signs and make the necessary changes to prevent or treat migraines and headaches.
Spinal manipulation improves spinal function, but also alleviates stress on the body. When the body is holding stress in the neck, upper back, and base of the skull, headaches can seem unavoidable. By performing spinal manipulation, a chiropractor can reduce this tension to help to alleviate painful headaches.
Whether it be stress, pain, restless legs or a restless mind, insomnia wreaks havoc not just during the nighttime, but during the day as well. The struggle comes when you find yourself lacking energy to take on the day.
Chiropractic care reduces the stress placed upon the body, making it easier to drift off to sleep. Additionally, chiropractic care aids in reducing pain levels, eliminating the need to search for a comfortable sleeping position all night long.
Reduces Stress & Improves Moods
Well, to start, you’ll be sleeping better. But, another benefit of chiropractic is a reduction in stress and an improvement in moods. With the addition of chiropractic adjustments, a chiropractor can also perform soothing massage therapy, or recommend calming treatments such as ultrasound therapy. These treatments relax tense muscles, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain.
By correcting any present imbalances within the body, any chemical imbalances will benefit as well. Meaning, if you’re suffering from irregular moods or depression, chiropractic care can assist in improving mood and general emotional outlook.
Colic, Acid Reflux, & Ear Infections in Children
Did you know that chiropractic treatment was shown to treat children’s ear infections better than drugs? This is because a majority of ear infections are caused by a blockage in the Eustachian tubes, which drain fluid in the ear. Misalignments in the spine can irritate or exacerbate the nerves affecting the Eustachian tubes, causing even more fluid build up. Chiropractic adjustments remove this blockage, allowing the ear to properly drain.
But, what can cause these misalignments in such young children? Oftentimes, the spine can experience subluxation during the stress of childbirth. These misalignments can also result in colic, as well as acid refluxes in small children. Realigning the spine of the child can greatly reduce these symptoms.
Whether you’re suffering from a condition such as scoliosis or have developed a condition we like to refer to as “tech neck,” your posture can drastically change throughout the years. Poor posture can create a variety of health problems, impact the digestive system, and lead to pain throughout the body.
Chiropractic care is a gentle and effective method of gradually improving your posture. The many benefits of improved posture include a reduction in back and shoulder pain, alleviation of tension headaches, aiding digestive function, and a boost to overall health and wellness.
Improves Athletic Performance
You don’t need to be a first-class athlete to experience an improvement in athletic performance. Whether it be walking, running, or contact sports, chiropractic care has a plethora of benefits for those looking to improve athletic performance.
It aids in the healing and function of muscles, reduces recovery time, helps with endurance, and allows your bod to move without pain interference.
Helps with Pregnancy Pains
Chiropractic care is one of the only gentle, all-natural, and effective methods to alleviating pregnancy pains. During pregnancy, the center of gravity within a woman’s body shifts in order to accommodate her growing belly. This includes a massive shift in the abdominal muscles, as well as a drop in the pelvis.
When considering the swelling, exhaustion, and strain of pregnancy, a chiropractor is able to gently manipulate the vertebrae of a pregnant woman in order to alleviate the symptoms she’s experiencing.
Improves Pre-Existing Conditions
There are a variety of pre-existing conditions which can benefit from chiropractic care. While some are born with these issues, others develop over time. Chiropractic aids in reducing the symptoms of these conditions, and approaching the problem at the source. Chiropractic care reduces a need for over the counter medication or surgery, by providing pain relief and alleviating symptoms of issues such as:
- Osteoarthrtis and Joint Pain
- Chronic Inflammation
- Respiratory Issues, such as Asthma or Allergies
- Vertigo and Dizziness
- Sports Injuries
- Car Accident Injuries
All-natural, holistic, and effective, chiropractic has the ability to benefit just about everybody. Want to know what chiropractic can do for you? Contact ChiroCare of Florida today to schedule your appointment.