With the plethora of benefits available through the use of chiropractic care, it's no wonder why people are so dedicated to receiving treatment. In addition to alleviating pain, chiropractic is also an important step in wellness that can improve overall quality of life.
We've rounded up a dozen reasons why not just ChiroCare of Florida patients love chiropractic care, but why people of all ages and physical statures love it too.
#1. All Natural
Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) receive four years of schooling in the same way Doctors of Medicine (MD) do. However, in addition to being experts on anatomy and the ailments which can plague it, chiropractors learn how to treat injuries naturally, and without the addition of surgery. Chiropractors take an all-natural, holistic approach to healing, in which they train the body to heal itself.
People love chiropractic because it is an all natural treatment plan. By addressing the spine first and foremost, chiropractors can heal not just immediate aliments, but those that can stem from the musculoskeletal system as a whole.
#2. No Medication
Part of chiropractic being all natural is also the lack of prescriptions being handed out by a chiropractor. Chiropractors are actually not licensed to write prescriptions for medication, as drugs are not a part of their practice. Drugs can have a myriad of side effects on the body, one of the worst being dependency. Chiropractic's holistic approach does not require medicine prescriptions in order to heal.
In this way, chiropractic lowers dependence on medication or medical interventions. Given the rise in dependency on opioids, people love chiropractic for the fact that it does not involve medication. Instead, chiropractors utilize a variety of therapies, such as acupuncture, ultrasound therapy, electric stimulation (E-stim), instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and hot laser to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
#3. Alleviates Pain
One of the main purposes of a chiropractor is to alleviate pain. And, that's one of the main reasons why people love chiropractic. From chronic pain to discomfort stemming from injury, chiropractors naturally and effectively alleviate pain.
Even better, at ChiroCare of Florida, our dedicated chiropractors work with patients to tailor a custom treatment plan that will perfectly suit their needs. Chiropractic is a personalized approach to successfully alleviating pain.
#4. Boosts Mood
Another reason why people love chiropractic? You leave the office feeling great! Chiropractic has been show to improve moods. While this could be in part to finally ditching the pain that's been trailing them around, the following reasons also contribute to an overall improvement in moods.
#5. Improves Sleep
Is an irregular sleep cycle making pain just that much harder to deal with? Chiropractic helps with that, too. Chiropractic care achieves two things that are very crucial to a healthy sleep cycle:
- Chiropractic care improves blood flow in the nervous system.
- Chiropractic care corrects any misalignments in the spine.
These are both important to helping you get the sleep you need to take on the day. Misalignments compress spinal nerves, causing a lack of communication between the spine and the brain. This leads to a stress response, which unbalances the body and makes sleep very difficult.
Correcting misalignments allows the body to improve communication. An increase in blood flow benefits both the heart and the body's arteries and muscles, allowing oxygen-rich blood to flow to the extremities. Combined, these effects allow the body to rest easier and fall asleep faster.
#6. Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Chiropractic care not only alleviates tension in the muscles, but can also reduce feelings of stress in the body. The nervous system runs along the spinal cord, and any interruptions along the way could have negative effects on mood. Chiropractic care improves the balance of the nervous system, and removes any roadblocks that are intercepting its flow.
Many people love chiropractic because it reduces stress, and can also help keep anxiety at bay.
#7. Nutritional Support
You may not think of the chiropractor as the first place to go to for nutritional support, but that's a major reason why so many love chiropractic. Your chiropractor can make diet recommendations based on your levels of inflammation, as well as what foods could be triggering an inflammatory response.
Likewise, the chiropractor is a great person to have on your team when losing weight. In addition to suggesting nutritional and lifestyle changes, your chiropractor can keep you aligned as your body adjusts to a lower weight.
#8. Elevates Performance
From the sports field to the stage, people love chiropractic because it elevates performance. Chiropractic has many benefits, including improving flexibility, range of motion, and endurance. Regardless of what your active lifestyle consists of, chiropractic keeps your body running like a well-oiled machine.
#9. Alleviates Headaches
At some point or another, we all deal with headaches. However, chronic headaches or migraines can be debilitating. Chiropractic care, such as spinal manipulation, can aid in alleviating migraines and headaches by improving spinal function and alleviating stress on the body.
Oftentimes, headaches and migraines are related to tension in the neck and upper back. A chiropractor can also use instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) to relieve muscle pain and inflammation. When used in conjunction with spinal manipulations, headaches can be less frequent and less painful.
#10. Immune System Support
Chiropractic gives a boost to the immune system, and people love that. This is because of the intimate connection between the spinal column, the nervous system, and your immune system. Your spinal column houses your nervous system, which is constant communication with your immune system. When a component of the spinal column, such as the discs or vertebrae, impact the spinal nerves, the nervous system becomes interrupted. This interruption impacts the immune system, and can lessen it's effectiveness.
You need your immune system to fight off pathogens, such as the common cold. However, you also need your immune system to effectively combat allergy symptoms. People love chiropractic care because in addition to bulking out the immune system, it also helps with allergies.
#11. Safe Option For Pregnancy Pain
Due to the changing weight distribution on the pelvis and joints, many women experience chronic back pain throughout pregnancy. Pain, as well as the muscle spasms that may accompany it, can increase the likelihood for a more difficult, longer labor and delivery.
Chiropractic is a safe, all-natural treatment that can relieve pressure on the uterus during pregnancy by balancing the pelvis, muscles, and ligaments. Additionally, chiropractic can help reduce the overwhelming stress most pregnant women are experiencing.
#12. Wellness and Prevention
Yes, chiropractic can provide both relief and recovery. But, what about prevention? People love chiropractic because it keeps their bodies strong and keeps their health aligned. Our patients turn to chiropractic as the first step in health and wellness, and their bodies thank them.
What do you love about chiropractic care? Contact ChiroCare of Florida today to book your appointment to reap your favorite benefits.