Benefits of Chiropractic

You will notice many chiropractic benefits once you begin treatment at a ChiroCare of Florida office. Chiropractic treatment 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.


Main chiropractic benefits include:

  • Pain relief
  • Promoting overall wellness
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Helps with digestive disorders
  • Relieves headaches and migraines
  • Treats insomnia
  • Reduces stress and improves mood
  • Helps infants and children with colic, acid reflex, and ear infections
  • Improves posture
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Helps with pregnancy pains
  • Improves pre-existing conditions

Nearly everyone can experience chiropractic benefits over a period of time. Chiropractic treatment is an ongoing practice and to see the best results doctors typically recommend a series of appointments. Many people see their chiropractors regularly and incorporate the holistic treatment as part of their lifestyle.

Chiropractic treatment helps many with the aches and pains that come with everyday life and can have a significant impact on chronic or pre-existing conditions. Appropriate and beneficial to people of all ages, if you experience any of these conditions call to make an appointment at ChiroCare of Florida today. You do not have to live in pain.

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Pain Relief

Pain relief is one of the major reasons why so many people love chiropractic treatment. 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 chiropractor gently manipulates the vertebrae and discs of the spine so that they all follow their appropriate alignment, reducing pressure on nerves and alleviating pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What causes this pain

Answer: Many people experience pain due to everyday wear and tear on the body. Sitting for extended periods, lifting heavy objects at work, sleeping in awkward positions, and having poor posture can all cause the vertebrae to misalign. This misalignment results in pain.

Question: How does a chiropractor know the source of pain and what treatment to administer?

Answer: Chiropractors are muscular skeletal experts and our doctors will ask you a series of lifestyle questions and address your medical history so that you will attain the greatest chiropractic benefits.

Overall Wellness

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 bod

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How long will it take before I feel these chiropractic benefits?

Answer: The time in which it takes to see the benefits of treatment varies from person to person. Some individuals find that they notice an improvement after a single appointment, while others may take several weeks to feel a difference.

Question: How long do I need to keep seeing a chiropractor to maintain these changes?

Answer: How long you will need to see a chiropractor also varies from person to person. However, many find that including chiropractic treatment as part of their overall wellness plan is beneficial. Just as you exercise and eat well, seeing a chiropractor to maintain overall wellness becomes part of many individuals’ routines.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How will I know if chiropractic treatment is helping my immune system?

Answer: You will notice the chiropractic benefits on your immune system throughout the year if you maintain a regular treatment schedule. You may notice that you get sick less frequently or that your seasonal allergies are not as severe as they were in the past.

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:

  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Ulcers

The addition of chiropractic allows the digestive system to function properly, eliminating blockages that are impairing function.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How long will it take to see these chiropractic benefits?

Answer: Many patients struggling with constipation see an improvement after just one session. Management for chronic conditions such as IBS or Crohn’s disease is an ongoing process.

Question: What types of treatments do chiropractors use to help with digestive problems?

Answer: We may employ the use of spinal manipulation or gentle chiropractic to stimulate the muscles in the abdomen and lower back.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Are there other treatment options besides spinal manipulation to help headaches and migraines?

Answer: Yes. While spinal manipulation is one of the most common and effective treatments to see the chiropractic benefits for headaches and migraines, there are other treatment methods that may be appropriate as well. These include acupuncture, massage therapy, and electric stimulation.

Treats Insomnia

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I see a chiropractor if I only suffer from insomnia yet do not feel any pain?

Answer: Yes. Sometimes individuals do not feel back pain even though their vertebrae are misaligned. You may feel a tension or an uncomfortable sensation that you can’t place, twisting and turning as you fall asleep. A chiropractor will know how to properly evaluate your spinal health to address insomnia.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: If I am on medication for a mood disorder should I stop taking it before or during chiropractic treatment?

Answer: No, do not stop taking any medication, for mood disorders or otherwise, without speaking to your treating physician. While there are many chiropractic benefits for mental health, you should never make any changes to your medical regimen without first discussing them with your doctor.

Question: Will chiropractic treatment interfere with medication I am taking?

Answer: No. One of the most significant chiropractic benefits is that it is a holistic treatment option. It will not interfere with any medications you are currently taking.

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 reflux in small children. Realigning the spine of the child can greatly reduce these symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is chiropractic treatment safe for babies and children?

Answer: Yes, it is perfectly safe and children and infants are just as likely to see chiropractic benefits as adults.

Question: Do chiropractors use the same treatment methods on babies and children as they do on adults?

Answer: Not typically. Infants receive gentle chiropractic designed specifically for their small, delicate bodies. Chiropractors often use only a few fingers to gently massage an infants back to align the spine.

Improves Posture

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Are chiropractic adjustments the only way to improve posture?

Answer: No. We may also recommend accessories to help you maintain proper posture between appointments, to get the most out of your chiropractic benefits. We may recommend a lumbar support pillow or belt, or a posture brace.

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 body to move without pain interference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I don’t currently have any problems or injuries. Can chiropractic care still help me as an athlete?

Answer: Yes. One of the benefits of chiropractic care is improving flexibility and range of motion. This can result in a lower chance of injury and keep you performing at your best.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is receiving chiropractic care while you are pregnant safe?

Answer: Yes, as long as your OB/GYN agrees. If you are pregnant you should always speak with your treating physician before beginning a new medical routine.

Question: What are the chiropractic benefits of receiving care while pregnant?

Answer: Many pregnant women find relief from back pain, insomnia, and indigestion while receiving chiropractic care.

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:

All-natural, holistic, and effective, chiropractic has the ability to benefit just about everybody.