Most people don’t even think about visiting a chiropractor until they’ve sustained an injury or need a quick adjustment to help ease the pain. They typically see it as a treatment for injuries or conditions that they’ve already endured, not as a preventative health care option. And while chiropractic care is an exceptional way to treat existing conditions and injuries, that is only half of the picture. It is also a viable health care approach that is effective in improving overall wellness. There are some very compelling reasons to incorporate chiropractic into your everyday life. Chiropractic can:
When the spine is out of alignment, it can put stress on other parts of the body including ligaments and joints. Regular chiropractic care helps keep the spine aligned thus reducing your risk of injury.
Chiropractic treatment can help to balance your hormones. It increases the feel-good hormone dopamine while decreasing the stress hormone cortisol. It makes it an excellent drug-free option for patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, or mood swings. As part of your treatment, your chiropractor may also recommend dietary and lifestyle changes that can help even more.
When your spine is out of alignment, your entire body suffers. You can feel stiff, sore, and fatigues. Most patients report feeling invigorated after their treatment. They can move more naturally and have much more energy. Part of this is due to the effect the treatment has on the body as well as the hormones that are released that provide a boost in your mood.
More than 60 percent of people in the United States, both children, and adults report having problems with sleep. Studies show that chiropractic can help with insomnia allowing you to get better, more restful, and more beneficial sleep.
The combination of pain alleviation, increased flexibility, and overall wellness, as well as stress relieving properties, allow your body and mind to relax so that you can fall asleep easier and stay asleep. Incorporating chiropractic care into your everyday routine can help you get a better night’s sleep.
Studies show that patients who receive regular chiropractic care have a significantly stronger immune system than patients who don’t see a chiropractor. One of the most significant studies to date that explored the connection between regular chiropractic care and a healthy immune system conducted by Dr. Ronald Pero, Ph. D. of New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute where he was the chief of cancer research. He was also a professor of medicine at New York University. The study, which spanned several years, found that patients who received chiropractic care on a regular basis had a 200 percent greater immune competence than non-chiropractic patients.
Chronic pain, as well as pain from injuries or certain conditions, respond very well to regular chiropractic care. Any discomfort can negatively impact your quality of life, but pain medications can have unpleasant side effects that can be debilitating. It doesn’t help that many pain medications are highly addictive.
Treatments offer a natural remedy for pain that is medication free. What’s more, regularly scheduled therapies work to fix the cause of the problem so that the issue gets permanently resolved.
Chiropractic treatments are non-invasive and drug-free. It uses the body’s healing properties to address issues naturally and achieve results. It is low risk and very useful, treating the cause of problems, not just the symptoms the way pain medication does.
When you look at all of the benefits of regular chiropractic care and realize that those results can be achieved naturally, it’s easy to see why more people are incorporating it into their health care routines.
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